New Cross, Greater London
£28,000 - £30,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) is a think-tank and an experimental laboratory set up to train a new generation of reporters in the tools of investigative, in-depth, and long-form journalism across all media. Registered as a charity, we robustly defend investigative journalists and those who work with them.

We’re now seeking a highly motivated project coordinator with a clear understanding of the debates and issues surrounding media and journalism. This is an entry-level position with potential for advancement. This would be ideal for a recent graduate interested in developing a career in charity sector project management.

Job title: Project Coordinator 

Contract type: Full-time permanent position

Starting salary: £28k-£30k depending on experience

Direct report: Deputy Director

Start date: As soon as possible

Purpose and description of the post: To support and further the aims of the Centre for Investigative Journalism as follows:

  • Training Courses - support & coordination - under the supervision of our Deputy Director
    • Managing room hire and AV logistics

    • Managing preparation and correspondence with participants

    • Coordinating on-site logistics of the courses (this will require weekend work) and ensuring the smooth running of the course for both the participants and the trainers 

    • Post-training engagement: 

      • following up with course attendees to measure impact

      • managing and moderating our Slack channels

    • Assisting in:

      • managing current trainers & sourcing new trainers

      • arranging bespoke training

      • course scheduling

      • creating new training courses

      • customer outreach and sales of our training

  • Projects - support & coordination - under the supervision of our Deputy Director
    • Liaising with funders and participants on project logistics

    • Delivery of project outcomes

    • Managing trainers, participants and courses in relation to the project

    • Administrative and budget-related tasks

    • Developing and writing project pitches and applications 

    • Assisting with project reporting 

  • Events - support - under the supervision of our Events & Marketing Manager
    • Assisting with the on-site logistics of our events

    • Managing the teams of on-site volunteers 

    • Administration of the Lyra McKee Investigative Journalism Training Bursary Scheme 

  • Additional tasks as assigned to support other team members
  • Occasional travel in the UK and abroad may be required
  • Occasional weekend work will be required (time off will be offered in lieu)

Essential Criteria

  • Eagerness to learn new skills on the job

  • Fast learning and adaptability

  • Diligence and self-discipline, and the ability to work unsupervised

  • Proven record of excellent organisational skills and a keen eye for detail

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to manage own workload efficiently with responsibility and flexibility  

  • Able and willing to work occasional evenings and weekends

  • IT, social media and web savvy 

Desirable Criteria

  • Previous experience in event management

  • Assertive and comfortable with speaking in public

  • Good copywriting skills


Please submit your CV with a cover letter/message.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Refreshed on: 17 February 2020
Closed date: 03 March 2020
Job ref: PCCJ
Tags: Project Management, Business Development

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