Project Coordinator/Editor, Free Speech Project - Office of the President

Washington D.C.
Jun 26, 2018
Jul 16, 2018
Full Time
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The Project Coordinator/Editor, Free Speech Project - Office of the President

The nonpartisan and independent Free Speech Project at Georgetown University will assess the condition of Free Speech in America today - in higher education, in civil society, and in the world of state and local government. It will assemble information on a national scale, document incidents in which Free Speech has been challenged or compromised in recent years, and collect analysis from various points of view of the struggle to sustain First Amendment values in these divisive and tense times. The Free Speech Project will also be concerned with the health of independent media and their ongoing capacity to help citizens understand how government is conducting the public's business. After two years, the Free Speech Project hopes to be able to suggest new frameworks to enhance the prospects for lucid and open conversation in the public sphere, especially on college and university campuses, about the great issues of our time.

The Project Coordinator/Editor provides administrative support for the Free Speech Project at Georgetown University, a two-year assessment of Free Speech in America, and the Project's director, Sanford Ungar, in duties that include but are not limited to:

Program Administration

  • Maintains the website for the Free Speech Project.
  • Monitors the Free Speech Project's social media presence.
  • Maintains the Free Speech Tracker.
  • Manages the Tips form.
  • Manages the Free Speech Project's email account.
  • Coordinates and manages student researchers.
  • Monitors the Project's budget, including reconciliation of expenses.
  • Serves as an editor for incident summaries drafted by student researchers.
  • Helps craft periodic updates on the Project for the Knight Foundation.
  • Convenes meetings with key stakeholders.

Event Management

  • Coordinates with Facilities employees to reserve event space on campus.
  • Solicits quotes for catering and submit procurement requests to the Shared Service Center.
  • Provides administrative support for half-hour interviews, to include booking guests, reserving use of the studio, and assisting interviewer.
  • Assists with the scheduling/logistics of speakers and other invited guests.

Staff Support

  • Provides technical and administrative assistance to the Director of the Free Speech Project.
  • Supervises student workers.


  • Bachelor's degree - preference for Master's degree in English or Journalism
  • 2 to 3 years providing technical or administrative support - preferably in a higher-education setting
  • Experience in website management (Drupal, WordPress)

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