Employment Opportunities at CPJ

Technology Editor

Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator

Central and South America Program Research Associate

Audience Engagement Associate

Middle East and North Africa Program Intern



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.

Audience Engagement Associate

Reports to: Digital Manager
Salary: Competitive based on experience
Location: New York City
Start Date: Immediate
Application Deadline: Until the position is filled


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 Audience Engagement Associate at CPJ's digital team in New York. The team is tasked with distributing CPJ's digital content on social media platforms, engaging our audiences, and tracking web analytics, among other tasks.

About you:
You are passionate about press freedom, social media, and journalism. You love distilling ideas into 280-character sentences, crafting engaging Instagram stories, and have a knack for tracing a trending story to its source. You know that 2018 cannot be a Twitter hashtag and can easily update a Twitter moment. The potential of chatbots and push notifications is exciting to you.

You're also proactive and willing to take initiative and wake up thinking about how you would create the next trending topic that could help set a journalist free or highlight their case.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the digital team to execute CPJ's digital strategy and ensure that staff is properly trained in the use of digital and social media tools.
  • Develop, maintain, and grow CPJ followers and drive engagement on major social platforms.
  • Disseminate CPJ content--including data, daily news, special reports, video, and audio--on social media platforms in accordance with the digital strategy and advocacy campaign objectives.
  • Create and disseminate social media-specific content tailored for each platform based on CPJ content.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of social media standards and best practices.
  • Manage social accounts with large numbers of followers.
  • Reply to social media inquiries on social platforms and tactically react to trending topics.
  • Ensure that individual campaigns, initiatives, and reports have a robust digital component.
  • Leverage content and social media presence in support of fundraising.
  • Coordinate integration of contacts database, email blasting, and newsletters with support from the appropriate departments.
  • Grow CPJ's social presence on emerging platforms as needed.
  • Track CPJ's website traffic, social media performance and email newsletters according to chosen metrics.
  • Continuously innovate to ensure that CPJ uses the best and most appropriate digital tools available. Evolve and adapt as required to meet the organization's goals as well as campaigns' goals.

Required skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of social media in news dissemination, campaigning, fundraising, audience building, coverage of live events, social listening, and engagement.
  • An understanding of how to cultivate and maintain a social media following on a variety of platforms.
  • A basic understanding of digital security methods and trends.
  • A collaborative spirit and an ability to balance competing demands from a variety of departments and programs.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Familiarity with AP style is a plus.
  • Knowledge of or demonstrable interest in international affairs.
  • A passion for press freedom, and eagerness to spread CPJ mission as widely as possible.
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately on a tight schedule.
  • A second language is a huge plus, preferably Spanish or French.

Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position. Benefits include 100 percent employer paid health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance.

How to apply
Please email a cover letter, résumé, and references to [email protected] and include "Audience Engagement Associate" 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

Middle East and North Africa Program Intern

Reports to: Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator
Location: New York

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] . 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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