Employment Opportunities at CPJ

Brazil/Latin America Tech Correspondent (part-time)

Board Liaison and Assistant to the Executive Director

Middle East and North Africa Program Intern

Brazil/Latin America Tech Correspondent (part-time)

Reports to: Central and South America Program Coordinator
Location: Brazil

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, freelance correspondent with knowledge of Brazil and a particular focus on the intersection of technology and press freedom in Latin America, to work with its Central and South America (CSA) program.

The Brazil/Latin America Tech correspondent will independently research, report, and document attacks on the press in Brazil and develop strong working relationships with local press freedom and digital rights organizations, individual reporters and sources in the relevant countries. The correspondent will also cover threats that journalists in the region face from surveillance, online censorship, poor corporate practices on privacy and security, and government policies that could hurt the free flow of information on the internet.

The ideal candidate will have passion for and knowledge of press freedom, human rights and technology in Brazil and more broadly throughout Latin America. The correspondent will have extensive familiarity with regional press freedom and digital rights issues, experience as an advocate, the ability to report breaking news and to produce in-depth reports.

Demonstrated research, reporting, and writing skills, a strong network of contacts within the region and the ability to work independently are a must. Familiarity with safety issues for journalists in the region is an asset.

Candidates must be based full-time in Brazil.

Scope of Work:

  • Research, reporting, and writing in English and Portuguese.
  • Pitching and filing written submissions (news alert, blog entry, or letter) on press freedom and technology issues, for distribution and publication on CPJ’s website.
  • Research on individual journalists and filing assistance requests within the framework of CPJ’s Journalist Assistance Program.
  • Monitoring digital rights and security concerns as they affect journalists in the region.
  • Compiling a year-end list of journalists killed in Brazil and monitoring developments in cases of killed journalists for annual impunity analysis.
  • Maintaining open communication with the CSA and editorial teams in New York and Miami.
  • Occasional travel.

Language: Fluency in English and Portuguese is essential; any additional relevant language skills are an asset.

Writing test: The successful candidate will have to pass a writing test.

This is a one-year, part-time consultancy.

How to apply

Please submit a brief cover letter, resume and links to relevant writing samples to [email protected]. Please include "Brazil 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 does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, pregnancy, military status, carrier status, genetic predisposition, caregiver status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Deadline: May 31, 2019.


Board Liaison and Assistant to the Executive Director

Reports to: Executive Director
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

The Committee to Protect Journalists is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual to fill the position of board liaison and assistant to the executive director. This role will entail 50% general support to the executive director and 50% support to the development department. The ideal candidate is a professional who is comfortable working with and presenting to senior management, high-profile board members, and CPJ donors. This is a full-time, non-exempt position based in CPJ's New York office.

Responsibilities

  • Brief the executive director about daily priorities
  • Provide administrative support to the executive director, including for organization-wide projects and campaigns
  • Schedule meetings, maintain executive calendar, and coordinate relevant logistics
  • Manage executive communications (emails, calls, visitors, etc.)
  • Book and coordinate executive travel plans
  • Schedule and manage board and committee meetings, and assist with calls, RSVPs, and other board-related logistics
  • Write minutes of board and committee meetings; complete executive and board-related expense reports
  • Assist the Development department with tracking, processing, and acknowledging gifts
  • Assist in some donor and program research
  • Carry out routine administrative tasks
  • Uphold strict confidentiality and exercise discretion

Qualifications

Two-plus years of related experience; strong organizational, communication, project management, and problem-solving skills; impeccable multi-tasking ability and exceptional interpersonal skills; experience with Microsoft Office Suite required. Some experience with Raiser's 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 email a resume, cover letter, and references to [email protected] Please include "Board Liaison and Assistant to the Executive Director" 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 does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, pregnancy, military status, carrier status, genetic predisposition, caregiver status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Deadline: May 20, 2019.


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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