Project Coordinator 

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

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 email your CV with a brief application covering message to

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