Project Coordinator - Nutrition Action Healthletter

Center for Science in the Public Interest
Attn: Human Resources Department
1220 L St. N.W. Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20005

Project Coordinator - Nutrition Action Healthletter

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a non-profit health-advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on nutrition and food safety. CSPI publishesNutrition Action Healthletter, the nation's largest-circulation nutrition newsletter. CSPI’s three main goals are to: provide valuable, objective information to the public and policymakers; represent citizens' interests before legislative, regulatory, and judicial bodies; and ensure that advances in science are used for the public's good. CSPI is supported subscribers toNutrition Action Healthletter, individual donors, and foundation grants.

The Project Coordinator will gather, compile and verify data related to articles about diet and health, and the nutrient content of food products. This position works with the Nutrition Action Healthletter (NAH) team and reports to a Senior Nutritionist.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Compile nutrition and ingredient information about a range of foods.
  • Elicit nutrition, ingredient, and sales information from manufacturers, restaurants and trade groups.
  • Proofread and fact-check articles in NAH.
  • Purchase products and restaurant foods mentioned in NAH articles.
  • Prepare recipes for NAH, when necessary.
  • Read supermarket and restaurant trade journals to obtain ideas for foods that might be reviewed.
  • Help undertake laboratory studies on the nutritional quality of packaged and restaurant foods.
  • Provide general administrative support to NAH staff, including filing, copying, emailing, drafting correspondence, and preparing invoices and expenses for payment.


  • Commitment to CSPI’s mission.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and two-to-three years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Nutrition background strongly preferred.
  • Proven research, proofreading, and data collections skills.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to speak effectively and professionally to individuals inside and outside of CSPI.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and frequent deadlines.
  • Computer proficiency with Excel and Word, and strong experience with online research tools.
  • Ability to work independently, with supervision, and as part of a team.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Salary is commensurate with experience. CSPI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package along with a healthy working environment. Please send a cover letter and résumé to: Include WebPC in the email subject line.

Attn: WebPC
Center for Science in the Public Interest
1220 L St. N.W., Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20005

CSPI is an equal opportunity employer.
Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
For updated information on this or other openings, visit: Jobs at CSPI