Position: Communications Associate
Reports to: Advocacy Manager
Location: New York
Founded in 1981, the Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, non-profit organization defending journalists worldwide without regard to their political ideology. Through its work to safeguard journalists, CPJ protects the rights of all people to have access to diverse and independent sources of information.
CPJ seeks a communications associate to join our advocacy and communications team, to support our advocacy efforts, handle media relations and expand press coverage of CPJ editorial content, and our press freedom and journalist safety work around the world.
As a member of the advocacy department, the communications associate will work closely with the Advocacy Manager to develop and implement a communications strategy for enhancing CPJ's global coverage, and ensure maximum engagement for our editorial, program and emergencies work. The associate will contribute to advocacy initiatives, including online writing, campaigns, and events. This position requires prior experience in communications, a commitment to press freedom, a willingness to take part in a wide variety of communications and advocacy activities, and a knack for understanding how best to communicate across traditional and new digital media platforms.
The role is full-time and is based at our New York office, and will report to the advocacy manager. Some weekend and night work is required, primarily being on call to monitor media requests or assist with occasional events. A successful candidate will be strong team player, detail-oriented, and have the ability to work on tight deadlines.
The Communications Associate is an integral part of the Advocacy Department and reports directly to the Advocacy Manager. This position is a member of the digital team and works closely with the digital manager as well as members of regional teams to ensure that the expertise and reporting by CPJ achieves maximum impact. Excellent news judgment, the ability to work independently and proactively, and a commitment to press freedom are essential to succeed in this role. The Communications Associate's duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Skills and Qualifications:
How to apply
Please email a resume, cover letter, a short writing sample and links to relevant social media profiles to [email protected]. Please include "Communications Associate" in the subject line. This is a full-time exempt position. No phone calls, please. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Deadline for applications: July 28, 2017
CPJ is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Position: Central and South America Coordinator
Reports to: Deputy Executive Director
Location: New York, USA (Preferred)
Qualifications & Experience
Salary and Benefits
This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits including 100 percent employer paid health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance.
How to apply
Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and three references to [email protected]. Include "Central and South America Program" in the subject line and include a 500-word personal statement on why you consider press freedom to be important.
Due to volume, we cannot reply to individual inquiries on the status of applications. If you are selected as a candidate, CPJ will contact you directly to arrange an interview. No phone calls please.
Deadline for applications: July 31, 2017
CPJ is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.