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Production Coordinator, State Court Report (Judiciary Program)

Brennan Center for Justice

Brennan Center for Justice

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. The Brennan Center’s work ranges from voting rights to court reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving constitutional protections in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting-edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them — in the courts, in Congress and the states, and in the court of public opinion.

The Brennan Center’s Judiciary Program works to realize a fair and inclusive judicial system that protects fundamental rights and democratic values and advances the rule of law. Recognizing that state constitutions are increasingly significant sources of rights protection, in 2023 the Brennan Center launched State Court Report, a digital platform, publication, and resource hub that seeks to foster dialog and commentary among judges, academics, practitioners, journalists, and the broader public about state constitutional development.

Position
The Brennan Center’s Judiciary Program seeks a Production Coordinator to support the operation of State Court Report, a newly launched and fast-growing digital publication dedicated to state courts and state constitutions. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong interest in digital journalism and who enjoys a fast-paced environment and working as part of a team. The Production Coordinator will work closely with the State Court Report Editor in Chief and Managing Editor on every aspect of producing the publication, including tracking deliverables and author interactions, managing projects and setting up new systems, updating the website, tracking cases, and helping build State Court Report’s audience.

The Production Coordinator will be a member of the Brennan Center’s Judiciary Program and will work collaboratively across the Brennan Center, including coordinating closely with the Communications department.

Note: Brennan Center employees adhere to a hybrid schedule that is subject to change, with employees currently required to work in the office a minimum of three days per week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. While most employees follow this in-person schedule, there may be some positions that require additional in-office days. This position is based at our headquarters in New York City.

Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively across departments to support the production needs for State Court Report.

  • Maintain State Court Report’s editorial calendar and database and track deliverables from Brennan Center staff, freelance writers, and contributors.

  • Interface with authors about licensing agreements, honoraria, and other administrative matters.

  • Upload articles on the State Court Report website.

  • Update and maintain information on the website and identify ways to improve reader experience.

  • Track cases via court websites, download case documents, and update case tracking databases.

  • Build lists as part of audience-building projects.

  • In collaboration with the Communications department, track metrics to identify trends and audience preferences.

  • Support building State Court Report’s social media presence, including posting copy and compiling article collections.

  • Produce summaries of recent scholarship for internal use.

  • Track conferences, award opportunities, and other recurring events, help prepare materials.

  • Supervise interns on State Court Report projects.

  • Other projects and duties as relevant.


Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree.

  • A minimum of one year of work experience in digital publications, project management, and/or as a paralegal. Two or more years of work experience is preferred.

  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Adept at meeting deadlines.

  • Strong writing skills.

  • An interest in learning about legal and policy issues.

  • Flexibility and willingness to take on a wide variety of projects to help meet project goals.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently and thrive in a busy and dynamic work environment, juggling multiple projects.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues in other departments.

  • A creative, problem-solving mindset with demonstrated ability to turn ideas into products or actions.

  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


The Brennan Center is committed to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace. We continuously work with our staff to find new ways to increase diversity and to build and cultivate an inclusive and equitable work environment, where everyone can be their true self and feel a strong sense of belonging. As such, we seek to hire employees who have a commitment to and/or experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, we expect employees to participate/contribute with DEI initiatives or activities with recruitment, retention, and workplace culture.

Application:
To apply, please visit [THIS LINK] and upload the following documents: (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) contact information for three references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and decisions will be made as soon as an appropriate candidate is identified. We prefer applications to be submitted through our website. If you have difficulty uploading these items as one document, e-mail them to brennancenterjobs@nyu.edu with “Digital Production Coordinator” in the subject line.

Compensation and Benefits:
The salary range assigned for this role is $73,000-$78,000 and has been determined based on market competitiveness. We determine our salary ranges based on market competitiveness and internal equity for each job. The salary offered a selected candidate will be contingent upon the candidate’s experience, qualifications and internal equity considerations. Additionally, we offer a very robust and competitive array of benefits such as a generous time off program, 401k plan, comprehensive health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), and wellness and office perks.

In addition, this position is part of a bargaining unit represented by the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, UAW local 2320.

Note: The Brennan Center is committed to public health and to the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and visitors. As such, we have adopted a policy requiring all employees working in the New York and Washington, DC offices to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to meet the legal guidelines for an exemption.

The Brennan Center for Justice is committed to a workplace based on equal opportunity and a strong belief in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. To this end, Brennan Center

  • Welcomes applicants with disabilities and applicants of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, socioeconomic identities, sexual orientations, and national origin or citizenship, including people who have been previously incarcerated;
  • Hires diverse candidates and works to improve our recruitment practices to allow for such
  • Creates a workplace where true diversity is fostered and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged;
  • Ensures that all members of the Brennan Center community feel welcome and respected, and have equal opportunities to thrive and advance within the institution; and
  • Is committed to supporting low-income communities and communities of color particularly affected by social inequities.