Employment Opportunities at CPJ

Deputy Director of Development

Technology Editor and Reporter

Tech Manager

Central and South America Program Coordinator

Patti Birch Fellow for Middle East Research

Patti Birch Fellow for Gender and Media Freedom

James W. Foley Fellow

Middle East and North Africa Program Intern

India Correspondent, part time contract


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 and Reporter

Reports to: Deputy Editorial Director

Location: New York, USA

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Start date: Immediate

Application Deadline: June 4, 2018

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 and reporter to lead its coverage of global technology developments and policies that affect journalists and freedom of the press. The reporting is the foundation of CPJ's advocacy efforts to allow journalists to work freely and securely on digital 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, 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.
  • Work with regional researchers and correspondents to identify areas of tech coverage and build program expertise.
  • Serve as back-up editor for general press freedom coverage as needed.
  • Occasional weekend or evening work.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Work Experience:

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • At least five years in journalism, including extensive 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 skills.
  • Experience editing writers whose first language is not English.
  • Familiarity with web content management systems such as Wordpress or Moveable Type and basic HTML coding.

Preferred:

  • International work or expertise.
  • Foreign language skills.

Competencies (Key Behaviors):

Required:

  • Ability to write clearly and quickly on complex issues for both specialist and general audiences.
  • Ability to guide and edit the work of others on complex issues of technology and policy.
  • 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

Preferred:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Sense of humor

How to apply

Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, and clips 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.

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.


Tech Manager

Reports to: Director of Finance and Administration (DOFA)

Location: New York, USA

Salary: Competitive salary based on experience plus full benefits package

Start date: Immediate

Application Deadline: May 4, 2018

Salary range: $80,000 - $90,000

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

It's never been more dangerous to be a journalist. And CPJ's work has never been more important.The Tech Manager has an opportunity to play a crucial, evolving role at a time of unprecedented growth and change at CPJ. The position oversees the strategic planning, implementation and ongoing management of CPJ's overall IT infrastructure, including network, servers and software and plays a key hands-on role to develop and deploy creative inward-facing tech solutions in alignment with CPJs strategic goals and mission.

Who are you?

You are a resourceful leader who brings deep tech experience, skilled communication, curiosity and passion for CPJ's mission to creatively evolve and foster technology solutions that deeply support staff and help advance CPJ's critically important work in a changing landscape. CPJ is known as an org that 'punches above its weight.' You will be a tireless advocate ensuring CPJ staff has the tech and tools needed to pursue our mission. Your mission is to ensure IT infrastructure is secure, nimble, scaled appropriately, deployed impactfully and above all strategic. And your objective is to support, guide and train staff to engage effectively so tech is never a barrier to our work. You are energized by teaching and cultivating tech expertise in others. You listen actively, ask questions and communicate clearly and often. In fact you probably overshare, because what wakes you up in the morning is your belief in the positive transformative power of technology deployed with intention. And you want to bring that power to CPJ.

Key Responsibilities

The Tech Manager:

  • Develops and implements impactful technology solutions across the organization that fully support staff in accomplishing our work.
  • Communicates clearly and regularly with CPJ staff and supporters to make sure IT initiatives are aligned with CPJ's long-term strategic goals and focus.
  • Reviews, revises and redrafts inward facing IT policies and procedures to make sure they're streamlined and relevant and don't add to staff's already heavy workload.
  • Develops and implements appropriate security policies and procedures.
  • Provides staff training on compliance that is engaging, clear and replicable with the understanding this is an ongoing process and conversation.
  • Provides clear and useful documentation to support staff training.
  • Manages and guides staff by listening, having two-way communication and sharing pertinent IT information on a regular basis.
  • Develops, executes and oversees strategic plans that support and forward CPJ's mission because they enhance IT productivity and efficiency.
  • Builds, maintains and evolves systems that ensure physical, network and data security to protect CPJs information and system integrity.
  • Oversees the planning and implementation of network equipment and applications including additions, removals and major modifications to IT infrastructure.
  • Oversees outside IT vendor projects to ensure effectiveness and relevance of their work.
  • Drafts and monitors the annual IT budget to ensure resources are allocated appropriately.
  • Manages and implements cost-effective IT solutions where possible.

Qualifications

  • Several years of previous IT experience in a professional environment is required.
  • Previous experience in and/or demonstrated knowledge of IT services is required.
  • Excellent time-management skills and strong attention to detail is required.
  • Ability to track and process multiple issues simultaneously and accurately.
  • Strong oral and written communication in English.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to non-profit sector is highly desirable.

How to Apply

Please submit a brief cover letter and resume to [email protected], with "Tech 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Central and South America Program Coordinator

Position: Central and South America Coordinator

Reports to: Program Director

Location: New York, USA (Preferred)

Salary: Competitive salary based on experience

Start Date: Immediate

Application deadline: April 19

Primary Responsibilities

  • Report on press freedom and attacks on journalists in the region.

  • 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.

  • Serve as a CPJ spokesperson with the media, governments, partner organizations, and civil society.

  • Manage a full-time researcher in New York and two 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 Central America, South 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.

  • A minimum of five years of experience in media or advocacy work in press freedom issues connected with Central America, South America, and the Caribbean including those around online censorship.

  • Understanding of press freedom issues in the context of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

  • 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 "Central and South America 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.

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.


Patti Birch Fellow for Middle East Research

Reports to: MENA Program Coordinator
Location: New York
Application Deadline: February 12, 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 qualified individual for the Patti Birch Fellowship program to focus on research for its Middle East and North Africa program, with an emphasis on technology. This is a one-year fellowship that was created in honor of Patti Birch, with support from the Patti and Everett B. Birch Foundation.

The ideal candidate will be a recent college graduate, or early career journalist with an interest in projects related to the Middle East and an understanding of the technologies used to monitor internet activity and block access to information. The Patti Birch Fellow will carry out an independent project on technical censorship and press freedom while working closely with the Middle East and North Africa team on reporting press violations across the region. The fellowship comes with annual stipend of $40,000 and benefits.

Responsibilities

The Patti Birch Fellow's duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Provide background research on press freedom abuses across the Middle East region, with a focus on cases involving technology.
• Draft alerts, blogs, or other content as needed for the Middle East program.
• Use social media effectively to disseminate the Middle East program's work.
• Work with the Middle East team to ensure that technical censorship issues are highlighted in CPJ's reporting in the region.
• Identify potential partnerships or opportunities for CPJ advocacy and engagement on technical censorship issues.
• Participate in wider-ranging collaborative projects, or regionally focused efforts at CPJ as needed.

Qualifications

• A deep interest in and knowledge of press freedom, journalism, online censorship, and human rights.
• Fluency in Arabic, both verbal and written, is required. Ability to communicate in French is a plus.
• Demonstrated reporting experience and working knowledge of databases.
• Strong research, writing and editing skills, and attention to detail.
• Deadline oriented and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to work independently and in teams, including with remote management and staff.
• An undergraduate degree, Master's degree preferred.


How to Apply

Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and references to [email protected] by February 12, 2018. Please include "Patti Birch Fellow for Middle East Research" in the subject line. 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. 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.


Patti Birch Fellow for Gender and Media Freedom

Reports to: Advocacy Director

Location: Washington D.C.

Deadline: May 11, 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

Journalists, regardless of their gender, should be allowed to report freely and without fear of retaliation or reprisal. The Committee to Protect Journalists is seeking a qualified individual for the inaugural Patti Birch Fellowship program. This is a one-year fellowship that was created in honor of Patti Birch, with support from the Patti and Everett B. Birch Foundation.

The ideal candidate will be a recent college graduate, or early career journalist with an interest in projects related to women and journalism. The Patti Birch Fellow will carry out an independent project on gender and press freedom, including a presentation, while working closely with CPJ's Advocacy team on a variety of topics. The fellowship comes with annual stipend of $40,000 and a full benefits package.

Responsibilities

The Patti Birch Fellow's duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work alongside the advocacy team to ensure that gender related issues are highlighted in key CPJ campaigns and initiatives, such as Free the Press.
  • Identify potential partnerships or opportunities for CPJ advocacy and engagement on gender-related press freedom issues.
  • Identify and prepare CPJ input to consultations and processes based on CPJ data and reporting related to women journalists and the threats they face.
  • Draft remarks, newsletter content, press releases, blogs, or other content as needed.
  • Design and implement a special project determined in conjunction with the Advocacy Director.
  • Help organize and provide support for events including report launches, panels and partnership events.
  • Participate in wider-ranging collaborative projects, or regionally focused efforts as needed

Qualifications

  • A deep interest in and knowledge of gender related issues, press freedom, journalism and human rights
  • Demonstrated experience with working on gender related issues or women's rights.
  • Strong research, writing and editing skills, and attention to detail
  • Deadline oriented and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and in teams, including with remote management and staff
  • An undergraduate degree
  • Candidates must be authorized to be employed in the United States

How to Apply

Please email a resume, cover letter, a short writing sample and links to relevant social media profiles by May 11 to [email protected] Please include "Patti Birch Fellow - Gender" in the subject line. The selected fellow will begin work in July 2018.

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

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.


James W. Foley Fellow

Reports to: Emergencies Director
Location: New York, USA
Start date: April 30, 2018

The Committee to Protect Journalists is seeking a qualified individual for the James W. Foley Fellowship program. This is a one-year fellowship that was created in honor of American journalist James W. Foley, who was killed in Syria in 2014, with support from the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation.

The ideal candidate will be a recent college graduate or early career journalist with an interest in freedom of expression and journalist safety. The Foley Fellow's core body of work will be an independent research project on a journalist safety issue. The Fellow will also work closely with CPJ's cross-departmental Emergencies Response Team on a variety of topics. The fellowship comes with a stipend of $40,000 and benefits package.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Conducts independent research and writes on global journalist safety issues.
  • Supports CPJ's Emergencies staff with additional research and documentation of global issues of journalist safety, and in the dissemination of specific information.
  • Compiles information on safety resources and services available to journalists, and provides updates for CPJ's digital resource center for journalists at risk.
  • Communicates regularly with international journalists.
  • Represents CPJ at meetings on journalist safety issues.
  • Assists in CPJ's international advocacy efforts.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of international press freedom and human rights issues.
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, international affairs, social sciences or related field.
  • Self-starter with proven ability to work independently with supervision and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional research skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent English writing skills.
  • Proficiency in a U.N. language (French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, or Arabic) preferred.
  • Knowledge of journalist safety issues is desirable.
  • Ability to work on a variety of projects and to prioritize.

International students with proper authorization to work in the United States are encouraged to apply. Please email a resume, cover letter, and references to [email protected] by March 23, 2018.

Please include "Foley Fellow" in the subject line. All candidates must submit a detailed one-page proposal on a research project looking into a journalist safety-related issue. Projects that offer solutions to safety issues are preferable. Each proposal must include project goals, proposed activities and a basic timeline. The Fellow will be chosen on the basis of the proposed research project.

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. No phone calls, please.

CPJ is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in 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.


Middle East and North Africa Program Intern

Reports to: Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator
Location: New York
Application Deadline: May 18, 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 May 18, 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.


India Correspondent, part time contract

Reports to: Asia Program Coordinator
Location: New Delhi, Mumbai, or Bangalore
Compensation: Monthly retainer based on experience and skills
Start Date: July 1
Application deadline: June 6 (early applications is encouraged; will be processed as received)

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 correspondent for its Asia program to research, report, and document attacks on the press in India. This is a contract position.

The candidate should have passion for and knowledge of press freedom and human rights issues in India. Full fluency in spoken and written Hindi is essential. Knowledge of other Indian languages would be a plus.

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 important. Position requires careful reporting on the details of cases when journalists are attacked. Candidate should have a good understanding of the Indian media, and a network of contacts.

Scope of Work:

  • Conducting research, reporting, and writing in English.
  • Monitoring breaking news and events affecting press freedom and journalists in the India and flagging them to Asia Program Coordinator is in a timely manner.
  • Documenting press freedom violations in India.
  • Occasional travel within India, including to rural areas.
  • Following trends in India affecting press freedom issues.
  • Contributing to CPJ's blogs and writing for outside publication on press freedom issues
  • Participating in CPJ's advocacy efforts in India.
  • Developing the ability to represent CPJ in public forums in India

Experience and Skills:

  • Understanding of press freedom issues in the context of India.
  • Strong reporting and research skills.
  • Strong writing skills: able to write accurately, succinctly, and to deadline.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team player.
  • Full fluency in English and Hindi

To apply

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

CPJ is an equal opportunity organization and we value 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.



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