Project Coordinator - Marketing


What we do WhoWhatWhy embodies a form of investigative reporting that is rigorous, relentless and scientific — we call it forensic journalism. Forensic journalism requires skepticism towards power and credentialed expertise; a determination to unearth the facts interested parties want to keep hidden; and an unflinching commitment to follow the trail wherever it leads. We are truth seeking-not quote seeking. We take on controversial topics others will not touch and dig deep to uncover and name the institutions and persons shaping our world. Our organization is neither partisan nor ideological and only provides accounts based on extensive research and thorough sourcing. In addition to producing rigorous investigative reporting, we seek to further the long-term survival and betterment of the news industry as a whole. We pair senior reporters who have decades of experience with dedicated young journalists new to the field. We facilitate the transfer of values, methods and culture as our talented and varied investigators shape an improved and adaptive form of journalism to fit our times. Provide us your ideas We strongly encourage our readers to join us in our mission. If you know of a news, academic or literary source that relates to one of our stories, tell us about it. If there is a story of interest that hasn't received coverage or documented facts we are missing, let us know! Consider yourself the media watchdog for the media watchdog. Donate to Us We are a non-profit organization. We need readers, supporters and citizens passionate about and committed to strong investigative journalism. Please consider a donation to help us produce the next story.

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Project Coordinator - Marketing (Volunteer)

About Us:

WhoWhatWhy is seeking a passionate, high-energy individual who is excited to help us organize and implement our many exciting ideas and initiatives, while sharing insights on how to get us to the next level. As a startup, we are looking for people who would bring structure and scale to the complex growth challenges of a nonprofit organization by rolling up their sleeves to get stuff done! In addition to doing groundbreaking work, this role will be pivotal in establishing a culture of openness, positive communication, and continuous learning.

Our organization is a nonprofit that is not funded by a zillionaire. We do not accept corporate ads. As such, we are only currently able to pay a small core team, as well as experienced professional freelancers, relying primarily on skilled volunteers to fill out our growing organizational infrastructure.

Age does not matter. We have among us young students, vibrant retirees, and everything in between, from all walks of life.

Join us!

Note: Must be able to attend bi-weekly meetings, Fridays at 1:00 PM EST


  • Manage projects from conception to completion.
  • Collaborate with Marketing Managers to fully understand assigned projects and provide regular status updates.
  • Ensure projects are completed in a timely manner by following up with action owners and facilitating decision-making.
  • Attend department meetings; lead as needed.
  • Facilitate or lead project meetings as needed and drive toward continual progress.
  • Lead and manage department projects and other activities within a function.
  • Update the project plan and publish / share regularly, including minutes.
  • Actively track and report on the status of all projects.
  • Serve as an escalation point for team members when things do not go as planned, and provide direction to resolve issues and clear blockages.
  • Develop and implement project management templates, processes, and best practices using project management methodologies.
  • Assist in the recruitment and selection of prospective team members.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to identify more efficient workflows.
  • Seek out opportunities for continuous process improvement across WhoWhatWhy.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience in project management, ideally with knowledge of marketing.
  • Be highly organized and able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to take the lead, identify project tasks, set priorities, assign and monitor work.
  • Successful experience working with various stakeholders at different levels and getting things done with quality in a timely manner.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Committed to stay for a minimum of 1 year .
  • Experience with managing multiple projects simultaneously and to work autonomously.
  • Project Management degree or certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

Why WhoWhatWhy?

  • Contribute to a mission-driven organization in a dynamic field.
  • Gain valuable experience in nonprofit operations and HR.
  • Work alongside smart and accomplished colleagues.
  • Make a meaningful impact on a flexible, part-time basis.
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of making a difference in the world through your contributions.


As a member of our team, you will collaborate closely with leaders and managers within your department. We ask all team members to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week and to maintain high responsiveness through Slack, email, and conference calls. Additionally, we request a minimum commitment of 12 months from our volunteers to ensure continuity and meaningful contributions to our mission.

Attendance at our bi-weekly department meetings on Fridays at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time is mandatory.

If there is no option to attach a cover letter, please send it to [email protected]. Please check your spam folder for response emails. Thank you for considering joining our team!

WhoWhatWhy is a global non-profit news organization committed to reporting without corporate pressure, political agenda, or a pack mentality.

Our Team

We're a team of 82 across 11 departments:

  • human resources
  • business development
  • marketing
  • media and commmunication
  • arts and design
  • administrative
  • +5 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Project management
  • Marketing knowledge
  • Multi-tasking
  • Stakeholder management
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Process improvement

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