Project Manager, Contract

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As ProPublica grows, we are looking to improve our project management processes, implement new tools to support our expanding operations and find useful, delightful ways that technology can help us do our jobs better.

We’re seeking a project manager to work with the thoughtful, creative designers and developers who oversee the wide range of technical infrastructure that supports ProPublica’s journalism. That includes our website, mobile apps and email products, as well as our CMS and internal tools for editorial and business users.

This assignment will run until December 31, 2021.

What You’ll Be Doing:

You’ll help the leaders of our teams improve the way we plan our projects and handle stakeholder communication. That can include helping us adopt new tools and formal methodologies if necessary. We’re interested in making our process and priorities more transparent to our colleagues, so a key success factor will be helping us create sensible, scalable roadmaps and release milestones.

The responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Working with the team to create and organize tasks and flows.

  • Monitoring project scope and managing change requests.

  • Communicating project timelines, including milestones, deadlines and deliverables.

  • Assisting in running planning meetings and sharing post-meeting notes.

  • Understanding and anticipating project resource dependencies and working to resolve and escalate issues as needed.

  • Coordinating on stakeholder updates, review and approval.

What We’re Looking For:

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Experience managing medium- to large-scale digital design and development projects.

  • Strong knowledge of web technologies, web design and the delivery of solutions with design and engineering components.

  • Solid understanding of project management processes including requirements development, scope definition, communication and resource management and risk identification.

  • Experience authoring and maintaining essential project documentation, including project management plans, issue and risk logs and status reports.

  • Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, facilitation and prioritization skills.

We know there are great candidates who may not fit into what we’ve described above or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

We are dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. (Here is a breakdown of our staff.) We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. And we are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

If all of this sounds exciting to you, you can apply using this form. We will begin reviewing applications as we receive them, but we will continue to consider candidates as long as the posting remains live on our site.

This posting is for an independent contractor and does not include benefits. The team is distributed, so remote applicants anywhere in the U.S. are welcome. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

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