Employment Opportunities at CPJ

Deputy Director of Development

Technology Editor

Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator

Central and South America Program Research Associate

Middle East and North Africa Program Intern


Deputy Director of Development

Reports to: Development Director
Location: New York
Application deadline:
May 15, 2018

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 Deputy Director of Development. The position is a full-time, exempt position based in New York. The Deputy Director of Development reports to the Director of Development and Outreach.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide dynamic and innovative leadership for CPJ's fundraising efforts, building an infrastructure that supports short- and long-term goals.
  • Deepen relationships with current donors while launching initiatives to identify and target other avenues for major financial contributions, both for restricted and unrestricted purposes.
  • Oversee Development department operations, including gift accounting and acknowledgement, computer system operations, the tracking of gifts and grants, planned gift distributions, donor stewardship, and integration with CPJ's data systems.
  • Work in close collaboration with Advocacy/Communications team to enhance messaging at all levels of the organization, keeping donors and the public informed, thanked, and involved; providing vehicles for more effective Board and staff fundraising communications; and ensuring increased online giving opportunities.
  • Work in close collaboration with their counterpart in Finance around automation and integration of computer systems.
  • Work with Director and team to draft, manage and oversee the annual budget.
  • Track impact of programmatic work to include in reporting
  • Oversee department output - including annual report, other reports, proposals, newsletters
  • Manage team of three

Education:

  • A Bachelor's degree required.

Experience:

  • 6+ years of related work experience
  • Strong background in either foundation relations or individual giving
  • Superior writing, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Passion about press freedom and/or international human rights is essential.
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Familiarity with Raisers Edge a strong plus

Salary: Competitive based on experience

To apply

Please e-mail a resume and cover letter and references to [email protected] and include "Deputy Director of Development" in the subject line.

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.

No phone calls, please. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Technology Editor

Department: Editorial
Office Location: New York Preferred
Reports to Title: Deputy Editorial Director
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Benefits: Full
FLSA Status: Exempt
Start Date: Immediate
Application Deadline: Until the position is filled

About CPJ

The Committee to Protect Journalists promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. CPJ ensures the free flow of news and commentary by taking action wherever journalists are attacked, imprisoned, killed, kidnapped, threatened, censored, or harassed.

Job Summary & Details:

CPJ seeks an editor to lead its coverage of global technology developments and policies that affect journalists and freedom of the press. Reporting on instances of digital censorship, surveillance, online harassment, and breaches of privacy form the foundation of CPJ's advocacy efforts to ensure journalists can work freely and securely on all platforms.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provide expert editing of copy by CPJ researchers and international correspondents on tech issues
• Report on policies and actions of governments and technology corporations that directly impact journalists and how they do their work
• On a global scale, guide and conduct research into breaches of journalists' privacy and security, and the obstruction of online news gathering and dissemination, in order to identify issues that influence and support CPJ's advocacy goals
• Collaborate with regional researchers and correspondents to identify areas of tech coverage and build program expertise
• Serve as backup editor for general press freedom coverage as needed

Qualifications & Work Experience:

Required:

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent
• At least five years in journalism, including proven coverage of technology
• Deep understanding of the technology behind the gathering and dissemination of news and information
• Knowledge of the legislative and regulatory framework in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry
• Native-level English communications and editing skills
• Experience editing writers whose first language is not English

Preferred:

• International work or study experience
• Foreign language skills

Competencies Required

Required:

• Ability to guide and edit the work of others on complex issues of technology and policy
• Ability to write clearly and quickly on complex issues for both specialist and general audiences.
• Initiative to produce regular stories while managing to tight deadlines
• Flexibility to define and adapt the role, which is new, as dictated by changing circumstances and organizational objectives
• Commitment to, and passion for, freedom of the press.
• Collaborative spirit

How to apply

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

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.

Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator

Position: Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator
Reports to: Program Director
Location: New York, USA (Preferred)

Primary Responsibilities

  • Report on press freedom and attacks on journalists in Europe and Central Asia.
  • Advocate for the release of jailed journalists and for an end to impunity in the murder of journalists.
  • Oversee the production of daily and long-form reports on press freedom conditions in the region.
  • Serve as a CPJ spokesperson with the media, governments, partner organizations, and civil society.
  • Manage a full-time researcher and correspondents based in the region.
  • Anticipate and respond to news and events affecting press freedom and journalists to ensure that these issues are brought to a broad international audience.
  • Devise and support advocacy efforts and articulate them with CPJ's broad organizational goals.
  • Assist distressed journalists within the framework of CPJ's journalist assistance work.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Knowledge of press freedom and media issues in Europe, Central Asia, and Turkey.
  • Fluency in English (speaking, reading and writing) and at least another language, preferably a slavic language.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in media or advocacy work in press freedom issues connected with the region.
  • Understanding of press freedom issues in the context of Europe, Central Asia, and Turkey.
  • A firm understanding of geopolitical issues with the ability to analyze and relate these to press freedom as needed.
  • Proven skills in written succinct and high quality reports including the capacity to digest, interpret, and accurately summarize reports and data.

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 email a resume, cover letter, and three references to [email protected] Include "Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator" 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 20, 2018

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.

Central and South America Program Research Associate

Position: Central and South America Program Research Associate

Reports to: Central and South America Program Coordinator

Location: New York, USA (preferred)

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 Central and South America program to work full-time in our New York City office. The Program Research Associate works under the supervision of the Central and South America 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 Latin America and the Caribbean, the ability to work independently and proactively, fluency in English and Spanish, 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 CPJ's advocacy efforts.

  • Translate content between English and Spanish or vet translations.

  • Maintain the 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, human rights and media issues in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Fluency in Spanish and English (speaking, reading and writing) is required. Portuguese and/or French/Haitian Creole 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 "CSA 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Accepting applications until position is filled.

Middle East and North Africa Program Intern

Reports to: Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator
Location: New York
Application Deadline: September 7, 2018

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 full-time intern to assist with research and administrative support for the Middle East and North Africa team. The intern will have the opportunity to gain experience in program administration, background research and writing about press freedom in the Middle East region. This position reports to the Middle East Program Coordinator and will be based in New York. The position comes with a small stipend over 6 months.

Primary Tasks:

  • Providing background research in English and Arabic, doing interviews in English and Arabic, editing/writing, working with databases, and other support as needed for the Middle East program;
  • Effectively using social media, including in Arabic, to disseminate the Middle East program's work;
  • Communicating via secure online platforms, email and phone with CPJ staff, consultants and partners;
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, or related field, including international affairs or Middle Eastern studies. Current college or graduate students are also eligible.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic, both verbal and written, is required. Ability to communicate in French is a plus.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and Google Drive.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with program team.
  • Experience working in the Middle East is preferred.

Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and references to [email protected] by September 7, 2018. Please include "MENA Intern" in the subject line. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without any restrictions need apply.

Due to volume, we cannot reply to individual inquiries on the status of applications. No phone calls, please.

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.



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