HarperCollins Publishers

  • Project Coordinator

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Information Technology
  • Overview



    The Project Management Office (PMO) at HarperCollins Publishers is actively seeking a strong, quick-learning Project Coordinator accountable for the execution of business and technology projects of varying size and complexity.  In addition to carrying out important project tasks, the Project Coordinator must work with team members across the organization to ensure that every aspect of a project is being addressed and managed efficiently in accordance to the standards set by the PMO and HarperCollins Publishers as a whole.  The PMO falls within the IT Division and this position reports directly to the Associate Director, PMO. 



    • Managing projects of different sizes (small/medium/large) through all project phases – from Initiation to Close
    • Collaborating with team members of multiple skill sets and areas of focus to ensure all pieces of the project are aligned and in order
    • Communicating with the teams, various stakeholders and project sponsors on work progress, risks (as well as avoiding/mitigating/transferring of those risks), and solutions
    • Ensuring that meetings are scheduled, timely, goal-oriented, and outputs documented
    • Setting up processes to support and guide project teams on project management best practices
    • Preparing project status reports and other reporting as required by the PMO and the larger Organization


    • 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
    • 1-2 years of experience as a Project Coordinator, Project Manager, or related work experience – this position has growth opportunity!
    • Possesses a “go-getter” attitude – self-motivated, positive, and high-energy, with a willingness to accept varied assignments(whether cross-functional or cross-disciplinary ranging in size)
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and quickly learn business processes (publishing, marketing, media production, financial ops, )
    • Ability to work independently, as well as in group settings, and drive projects with teams onsite and remotely across multiple geographic regions and time zones
    • Comfortable presenting to teams, project stakeholders, and sponsors to articulately deliver complex ideas – and translate technical concepts into non-technical terms
    • Knowledge of Waterfall, Agile, and/or Kanban, alongside other appropriate best practice project management methodologies
    • Working knowledge of MS Product Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
    • Working knowledge of Project Management Software (such as MS Project)
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Strong time management and organizational skills
    • Experience using web-based project management tools (i.e. Jira) and web-based document sharing sites (such as Confluence, O365, and SharePoint), a plus
    • Knowledge and/or background of the Publishing Industry, a plus
    • Willingness to travel, dependent upon Business needs


    HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books.  When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job.  That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.


    Please note that HarperCollins Publishers does not accept resumes from agencies unless our Human Resources department has authorized in writing a specific agency to submit resumes for a specific position.  Therefore, if an agency submits a resume without Human Resources’ prior written approval to do so, the individual identified on that resume will not be considered a candidate presented by your company.


    HarperCollins Publishers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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