Project Coordinator

Injustice Watch, the Chicago Reporter, and the Better Government Association, three nonprofit newsrooms based in Chicago, are seeking a part-time project coordinator to help facilitate administrative tasks for a collaborative journalism project. The ideal applicant has a background in journalism, has experience as a project manager or administrator, is extremely well-organized, is a strong communicator, and is familiar with digital workplace collaboration tools (Slack, Zoom, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Trello, etc.).


  • Schedule and manage meetings and communicate clearly to editors and reporters when meetings are happening and who needs to be there.
  • Create and distribute agendas and other meeting documents in advance of meetings.
  • Take meeting minutes with clear assignments and follow-up responsibilities, and share them with participants afterward.
  • Manage a project calendar, with editorial and engagement deadlines, and communicate those deadlines to project members.
  • Assist with the hiring of an evaluation team to conduct an ongoing project evaluation and facilitate project evaluation meetings and deadlines.
  • Develop a process for and coordinate the onboarding and offboarding of project team members.
  • Assist with budget management, grant applications, payroll, and expense reporting, and communicate with key stakeholders, as needed.

Hours and compensation:

This is a part-time position based in Chicago, estimated at 8-10 hours per week. Compensation will be $25-35/hour, commensurate with experience.

We encourage people from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply, including veterans, women, people of color, people with criminal backgrounds, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter using the form below. Please send any questions to