Employment Opportunities at CPJ

Deputy Director of Development

Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator

Central and South America Program Research Associate

Patti Birch Fellowship for Gender and Media Freedom

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.

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.


Patti Birch Fellowship for Gender and Media Freedom

Position: Patti Birch Fellow for Gender and Media Freedom

Reports to: Advocacy Director

Location: Washington D.C.

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.

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.

  • Map existing research and resources for gender-related challenges or threats to journalists. Eg. The tracking of sexual violence or data on online harassment.

  • 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, Masters degree preferred

  • 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 21 to [email protected] Please include "Patti Birch Fellow" 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 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.


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.



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