Reports to: Digital Manager
Salary range: $65,000 – $80,000 per year
Location: New York preferred, however the work is currently remote
Start Date: Immediate
Application Deadline: Until the position is filled
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.
The Committee to Protect Journalists is seeking a skilled video producer to join CPJ’s digital team. The successful candidate will be tasked with ensuring the presence of a video component with CPJ’s major releases and producing CPJ research, data, and campaigns in video format to be shared on social media, published on CPJ’s website and shared with content partners. The video producer will work closely with CPJ programs and departments to transform their ideas into compelling videos.
CPJ’s digital team is tasked with tailoring CPJ’s content for social media, distributing CPJ’s research and reports on platforms and via a weekly newsletter, envisioning and executing digital components for CPJ’s campaigns, engaging and growing CPJ audiences, and tracking web analytics among other tasks.
Video editing and production is a second nature to you. You have a knack for using the medium of video for storytelling. You deeply care about press freedom and journalism and follow world news closely. You have a journalist’s instincts and a sound editorial judgement. You are comfortable shooting film. You wake up thinking about how you would create the next video that could make an impact and help set an embattled journalist free or highlight their plight. You are proactive and eager to quickly edit a news video covering a breaking news story. You are an excellent communicator, a team player and you have a collaborative spirit. You are highly motivated and detail-oriented. You are a one-person team but also don’t shy away from asking for guidance and assistance.
The producer would use their initiative to identify opportunities for video production as well as possibilities for growth on existing and emerging platforms to amplify CPJ’s message and research. The producer would take advantage of CPJ’s broad access to the photo archives of the main international wire agencies. This candidate will build on CPJ’s existing digital strategy, but depending on their skill set and interests, they should be able to play an active role in envisioning and implementing a standalone video strategy that enhances CPJ’s impact and the effectiveness of its reporting and advocacy and expands the organization’s digital footprint.
Essential skills and experience
Preferred skills and experience
About the position
This is a full-time, exempt position. Benefits include 100 percent employer paid health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. This job is part of a collective bargaining unit represented by the Writers Guild of America, East.
How to apply
Please email two previous video works, résumé, cover letter, three references and three video pitches to email@example.com and include “Video Producer” 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.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Global Tech Researcher
Reports to: Program Director
Salary: Competitive salary based on experience
Start Date: Immediate
Application deadline: Open until position filled
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) seeks a full-time Global Tech Researcher to report on issues at the intersection of technology and press freedom around the world. This is a highly collaborative role with a global focus. In the last two years, CPJ has followed this approach to document issues such as surveillance technology and content moderation in India; internet governance in Iran; and concerns around cybercrime laws in the United States. The Global Tech Researcher will continue this work in collaboration with the Tech Editor and the regional programs documenting press freedom incidents around the world and pursuing advocacy on behalf of journalists and press freedom.
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. This job is part of a collective bargaining unit represented by the WGAE.
How to apply
Please email a resume, cover letter, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Global Tech Researcher” in the subject line and include a required 500-word personal statement on why you consider press freedom to be important and the main challenges posed by technology. 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.
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.
Director of Human Resources
About the position
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Human Resources (“HR Director”) will build and lead an exceptional human resources function for CPJ, and will serve as a key liaison between CPJ’s management and its recently unionized staff. The HR Director will oversee CPJ’s efforts to recruit, engage, develop and retain talent across the organization with an explicit focus on supporting CPJ’s core commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Moreover, the HR Director will serve as the organization’s leader on culture and talent, continually improving broader organizational effectiveness.
The HR Director’s responsibilities shall include, but will not be limited to:
Human Resources Operations & Policies:
Talent Recruitment, Engagement & Development:
In order to be successful, the HR Director must possess the highest levels of integrity and discretion, be collaborative and service oriented, and able to build deep trust and credibility with both CPJ’s leadership and staff.
Additional qualifications, characteristics and competencies include:
Location: NYC (strongly preferred) or Washington, DC (second choice); CPJ may consider qualified candidates who need to reside elsewhere, but are willing to travel to CPJ’s offices on a regular basis.
Compensation and Benefits: Salary for this position will be competitive and commensurate with experience; CPJ provides a comprehensive benefits package to each of its employees.
Founded in 1981, the Committee to Protect Journalists (“CPJ”) 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. For nearly four decades , CPJ has helped win the early release of imprisoned journalists, secure convictions in journalist murders, and enable positive legal reform in countries where the climate for free expression has deteriorated.
Learn more about CPJ’s fight to defend freedom of the press here: http://cpj.org/
Qualified individuals, please apply: https://www.on-ramps.com/jobs/1998