Program Coordinator, Reporting Fellows

Remote - Washington, DC

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is seeking a creative and detail-oriented person to support our organization as Reporting Fellows Program Coordinator. Our aim is to find a candidate who shares our passion for raising awareness of critical global issues and is experienced with or interested in the world of journalism. The Pulitzer Center works with some of the world's most talented journalists, photographers, and filmmakers. 

The Reporting Fellows Program Coordinator works to support the Reporting Fellows team to ensure that the fellowship program is rewarding and transformative for the students who participate. This position assists with coordinating and executing activities with 35 partner college campuses and the advisory board. Helps to organize campaigns to recruit new program participants and onboard for new Reporting Fellows. Assists with the planning, organizing, and hosting of Washington Weekend (an annual in-person conference for all Reporting Fellows). This position works with the Communications Team to produce materials to promote the program and events. Assists in maintenance of the Reporting Fellows Alum network through social media, in-person and virtual events. D.C. area residents are preferred, but the position is also open to candidates working remotely.


Administrative support 

  • Assists the Program Manager and Director 
  • Supports the Reporting Fellow application process
  • Tracks the progress of each Reporting Fellow through their fellowship, including the purchasing of insurance and travel arrangements 
  • Supports submissions of award applications for Reporting Fellows
  • Assists with editing of Reporting Fellow stories, project summaries, Field Notes, and updates
  • Supports the maintenance of Salesforce records following guidance from the Program Manager regarding reporting project documentation and payment records
  • Contributes to Campus Consortium News and the monthly newsletter

Event support and special projects

  • Works with the Manager and Director to plan, organize, and host Washington Weekend and other events for Reporting Fellows, including June orientation, panels, “Info Sessions,” and other development or enrichment workshops
  • Assists in the coordination of technical aspects for events, including virtual collaboration
  • Supports the Reporting Fellow Alum network, including sharing career opportunities and assisting with the management of the Reporting Fellows & Alums Facebook group
  • Undertakes special projects as needed to support the Manager and Director’s work

Desired qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage deadlines
  • Journalism experience or interest in journalism
  • Ability to work independently and to have an open and collaborative management style, characteristic of a team player.
  • Familiarity with Canva, graphic-design skills, and video-editing experience are not required, but are considered a plus
  • Fluent in oral and written English. Familiarity with other languages would be helpful and should be noted in the application.
  • Commitment to centering equity in all aspects of the work

Compensation for US-based employees

Salary range listed above is for US-based employees. Our benefit package includes paid time off (holiday, vacation, parental and sick), health care coverage (including medical/dental/vision), health savings accounts 403(b) retirement plan, transit benefit, parental leave, and Life & ADD/LTD/STD Insurance.

About Pulitzer 

The Pulitzer Center is an equal opportunity employer. The Center is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us, whether in terms of race, religion, color, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, physical challenge, or marital or family status, are (i) understood, respected, and appreciated, (ii) recognized as a source of strength, and (iii) valued as qualities that enrich the environment in which we work. See our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement for details.

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