Reports to: Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator
Salary range: Competitive based on experience
Location: New York City
Start date: ASAP
Application Deadline: on a rolling basis
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 Research Associate for its Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Program to work in its New York office. This is a full-time exempt position. The Research Associate works under the direct supervision of the Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator to closely monitor, research, report and document attacks on the press in a diverse region where freedom of expression constantly faces new challenges.
The ideal candidate will have passion for and knowledge of press freedom and human rights issues in the ECA region. Strong writing and research skills, and the ability to work independently and proactively as well as in collaboration with other team members, are required. Journalism experience is desirable. Strong oral and written communication skills in English are essential. Fluency in Russian is required, knowledge of at least one other regional language is a plus. Previous experience using social media for work is highly desirable.
In addition, the ECA Research Associate is encouraged to contribute articles on regional press freedom issues to CPJ’s blog and to write such pieces for outside publications.
Please email a resume, cover letter, and three references to ECAResearcher@cpj.org. Please include “ECA 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.
This job is part of a collective bargaining unit represented by the WGAE.