Employment Opportunities at CPJ

Audience Engagement Associate

Middle East and North Africa Program Intern


Audience Engagement Associate

Reports to: Digital Manager
Location: New York City

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 and growing CPJ audiences, tracking web analytics, taking initiatives and seizing opportunities for growth on both email and platforms, 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 "2019" cannot be a Twitter hashtag, can easily update a Twitter moment, and know what does "r/news" mean.

You're also proactive 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 and engagement strategies 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
  • 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
  • Own CPJ's weekly newsletter, The Torch, and contribute to the growth of its subscribers
  • Oversee CPJ's regional social media accounts and email blasts, and train program colleagues on best practices
  • Coordinate integration of contacts database, email blasting, and newsletters with support from the appropriate departments
  • Leverage content and social media presence in support of fundraising
  • 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
  • Sound judgment and an ability to react quickly and accurately to breaking news stories in press freedom
  • An understanding of how to cultivate, grow and engage social media followers 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
  • Knowledge of or demonstrable interest in international affairs
  • A passion for press freedom, and eagerness to spread CPJ mission as widely as possible

Preferred skills

  • Prior experience with digital and/or engagement teams in an NGO or a newsroom
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Familiarity with AP style
  • An experience managing social accounts with big following
  • A second language, preferably Spanish or French

Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position. Benefits include employer paid health, dental, 401(k), 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

Start Date: Immediate

Salary: Competitive based on experience

Application Deadline: Until the position is filled



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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330 7th Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001

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Tel +1 212-465-1004
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