Part-time: Project Manager, California Reporting Project

  • 2021-01-26 2:20 PM
    Message # 10034700

    Police use of force cases have dominated the national news recently, and here in California newsrooms continue to work together to examine law enforcement misconduct under SB 1421, also known as the “Right to Know Act.”

    Since 2018, the California Reporting Project has brought together 40 statewide newsrooms to request certain categories of police personnel files, including use of force and official dishonesty. So far, over 1300 public records requests have been made to around 720 state, regional and local law enforcement and oversight agencies.  

    Using thousands of case records obtained so far, reporters have produced stories that have appeared on NPR member stations across the state, plus the LA Times, Associated Press, Sacramento Bee, Desert Sun and many others. A podcast with NPR is currently in the works.

    The California Newsroom is now looking for an editorial project manager to oversee the next phase of this work, as more records become available and a new consumer-facing database is released.

    The role is a 26 month assignment at 20 hours per week.

    Essential Functions

    • Working with the team to create a timeline and plan for the rollout out of CRP stories
    • Work with the California Newsroom  manager editor on a plan for audience engagement around CRP stories
    • Work with data team and journalism students to test and implement data entry systems.
    • Devise communications to California Reporting Project collaborators about data of interest and stories ideas
    • Set up coordination of collaborative reporting efforts as applicable among member news organizations
    • Manage California Reporting Project membership, including facilitating requests to join the project
    • Organizing the various parts of the project to ensure all partners have up to date information
    • Working with reporters, producers and statewide partners on the roll out of stories
    • Keeping teams aware of deadlines

    Knowledge/Experience Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher, or equivalent experience.
    • Exemplary communication and collaboration skills.


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