Employment Opportunities at CPJ

- Americas Program Research Associate

- Program Manager

- Executive Assistant

- Europe Correspondent (part-time)

- Washington Advocacy Manager



Americas Program Research Associate

Reports to: Americas Senior Program Coordinator
Location: New York, USA
Salary: Commensurate with experience

About CPJ

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.

Background

The Committee to Protect Journalists seeks a researcher for its Americas program to work full-time in our New York City office. The Program Research Associate works under the supervision of the Americas Senior Program Coordinator to closely monitor, document and respond to press freedom abuses in the Americas. Applicants should have knowledge of media and human rights issues in Canada, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, the ability to work independently and proactively, and a commitment to press freedom.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor, document and respond to press freedom abuses in the region.
  • Communicate regularly with journalists and human rights activists in the region.
  • Research and write news alerts, letters of appeal, special reports and blog posts.
  • Assist with planning and implementing of our advocacy efforts.
  • Translate content into Spanish or vet translations.
  • Maintain the Americas program's social media accounts.
  • Help vet Journalist Assistance cases for the region.
  • Assist program coordinator with miscellaneous administrative tasks, such as impact reports and program plans.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of press freedom and media issues in Canada, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English (speaking, reading and writing) is required. Portuguese and/or French language skills are a plus.
  • Fluency in social media is strongly preferred.

How to apply

Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and three references to [email protected] Please include "Americas Program Research Associate" in the subject line. Please also 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.

CPJ is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Accepting applications until position is filled



Program Manager

Reports to:Deputy Executive Director
Location: New York, USA
Salary:Competitive salary based on experience
Start date:Immediate

About CPJ

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.

Background

The Program Manager works closely with the Deputy Executive Director and the Program Director to provide programmatic, operational, and research support to all CPJ programs. This is a busy, multi-tasking position that will deliver a wide range of reporting and analysis across the organization to support the Program, Emergencies, Advocacy and Editorial teams. The position also works with the Finance and Fundraising and Development teams on a more limited basis as needed. This is a full-time exempt, position based in CPJ's New York Office.

Responsibilities

  • Support the work of the Programs, Emergencies, Advocacy and Editorial departments in developing, coordinating and tracking annual work plans.
  • Work in conjunction with the heads of Programs and Finance to prepare, consolidate and track annual program budgets.
  • Provide project management support, facilitating effective workflows between staff members, consultants and other stakeholders and partners.
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of CPJ's work by tracking organization-wide benchmarks.
  • Track and review expense reports, process invoices, and reimbursements.
  • Provide logistical support to staff, serving as primary scheduler and coordinator for internal and external meetings.
  • Work with travel agent to troubleshoot travel and accommodation for CPJ missions and other travel.
  • Coordinate travel and accommodations for the yearly International Press Freedom Award dinner.

The candidate should have proven experience in monitoring and evaluation, budgeting, and project management. The candidate should be conversant in Excel. International NGO experience a plus. Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a similar position is required.

How to apply:

Please submit a brief cover letter and resume to [email protected], with "Program Manager" in the subject line. 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.

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.

CPJ is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Accepting applications until position is filled


Executive Assistant

Reports to: Executive Director
Location: New York, NY
Starting Salary: $42,000 plus benefits

About CPJ

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.

Background

The Committee to Protect Journalists is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual to fill the position of executive assistant. This position with be 50% general admin support and 50% development department support. This is a full-time, exempt position based in CPJ's New York office. The starting salary is $42,000 plus benefits.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide administrative support as needed to executive director, deputy executive director, development director and finance director
  • Schedule and maintain executive calendars and meetings
  • Coordinate executive communications including taking calls, responding to emails and coordinating visitors
  • Work with travel agent to coordinate and manage executive travel itineraries
  • Coordinate meetings, including assisting with conference calls, logistics and RSVPs.
  • Maintain an organized file system of paper and electronic documents
  • Uphold strict confidentiality
  • Liaise with Finance department during monthly close and annual audit
  • Help maintain the organization-wide database
  • Gifts entering, tracking and reporting as needed
  • Assist in some donor and program research
  • Carry out routine administrative tasks

Qualifications: 2+ years of related experience; strong organizational, communication, project management and problem solving skills; impeccable multi-tasking ability, exceptional interpersonal skills; experience with Microsoft Office suite required. Some experience with Razors Edge preferred. Computer literacy, and ability to work in a quickly changing, deadline-oriented environment. International outlook and experience a plus.

How to apply

Please e-mail a resume, cover letter to [email protected] Please include "Executive Assistant" in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.

CPJ is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Accepting applications until position is filled.


Europe Correspondent (part-time)

Reports to: Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator
Location: Brussels, Belgium

About CPJ

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.

Background

The Committee to Protect Journalists is seeking a part-time Brussels-based Europe correspondent to work with its Europe and Central Asia (ECA) program. The Europe correspondent will research, report, and document attacks on the press in EU member states (including the United Kingdom) and EU candidate countries, where freedom of expression faces increasing, new challenges. The work of the Europe correspondent will serve as a foundation of CPJ's advocacy before both EU institutions and European governments. To achieve that, the Europe correspondent will work in close coordination with CPJ's Brussels-based EU Representative and Advocacy Manager as well as with CPJ's New York-based Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator.

The ideal candidate will have passion for and knowledge of press freedom and human rights issues in Europe, with a focus on EU member states (including the United Kingdom) and EU candidate countries.

Strong research, reporting, and writing skills, and the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with a small team, are a must. Strong oral and written communication skills in English are essential. Fluency in French is strongly preferred. Additional regional-language proficiency, especially in Balkan languages, is an asset. The ability to effectively use social media to promote the ECA program's work in Europe is required.

Responsibilities

  • Conducting research, reporting, and writing in English and other European languages.
  • Monitoring breaking news and events affecting press freedom and journalists in the EU member states (including the United Kingdom) and in EU candidate countries, and flagging them to both the EU Representative and the ECA Program Coordinator in a timely manner.
  • Coordinating appropriate response with the Brussels-based EU Representative and reacting in a timely manner should expediency of response be necessary. Coordinating appropriate response with both the New York-based ECA Program Coordinator and the Brussels-based EU Representative where longer-term, non-urgent issues are concerned.
  • Conducting interviews in English and other European languages
  • Documenting press freedom violations in Europe.
  • Working with the ECA Program Coordinator on regional advocacy efforts, in coordination with the EU Advocacy Representative
  • Working collaboratively with the ECA team in New York, the Turkey Representative in Istanbul, and other ECA correspondents in the region.
  • Being the CPJ point of contact and filing regional press freedom cases to the Council of Europe's Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists.
  • Occasionally traveling on CPJ regional fact-finding and advocacy missions, and representing CPJ at events devoted to press freedom in Europe

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in journalism, international affairs, or a related field
  • Understanding of press freedom issues in the context of Europe, including EU candidate countries.
  • Regional experience is an asset.
  • Proven skills in writing accurately and succinctly

How to apply

Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, two short writing samples, and references to [email protected] Please include "Europe Correspondent" in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.

CPJ is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Accepting applications until position is filled.



Washington Advocacy Manager

Reports to: Advocacy Director
Location: Washington, DC

About CPJ

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.

Background

CPJ seeks a Washington D.C. based advocacy manager to expand our engagement with the U.S. government and cultivate a wider base of allies for our press freedom and journalist safety work around the world, including in the U.S.

The Washington Advocacy Manger will work closely with the Director of Advocacy to develop and implement a strategy for enhancing CPJ's presence in Washington D.C. and ensuring maximum impact for our editorial and program work. A passion for press freedom, experience with government relations, excellent news judgment, and the ability to work proactively are essential to succeed in this role.

A successful candidate will have experience with the Washington policy-making process across the legislative and executive branches and the policymaking and NGO communities and be able to draw on a deep network to promote and defend press freedom.

Responsibilities

The Washington Advocacy Manager's duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage CPJ's Washington advocacy strategy and media strategy, in conjunction with the Advocacy Director, including integrating global campaigns and regional initiatives.
  • Identify opportunities for CPJ advocacy and engagement with key influencers and policymakers and put in place a system to track and institutionalize this knowledge.
  • Manage Congressional relations, outreach to the State Department, and identify opportunities to raise press freedom issues and ensure the use of CPJ expertise in hearings, resolutions and events.
  • Advocate on behalf of individual journalists and regularize inputs to ongoing processes such as human rights reporting.
  • Track developments and regularly contribute to broader efforts while developing and implementing locally-based advocacy strategies.
  • Help organize events including report launches, panels and partnership events.
  • Participate in wider-ranging collaborative projects as needed.

Qualifications

  • A deep interest in and knowledge of press freedom, journalism and human rights
  • At least five years of relevant experience in public advocacy
  • A track record of effective constituency building and engagement
  • Demonstrated experience with government relations and a strong familiarity with Washington D.C.
  • A strong network across the various branches of government
  • Strong writing and editing skills, and attention to detail
  • Monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Deadline oriented and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and in teams, including with remote management and staff
  • A Master's degree in political science, communications, or a related field
  • A valid work permit for work in the United States

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 "Washington Advocacy manager" in the subject line.

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.

CPJ is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Accepting applications until position is filled.


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