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Adviser on Public Interest Tech

IMS is seeking an experienced individual to join their dynamic and globally distributed team and become a new Adviser on Public Interest Tech. As an Adviser, the candidate will be responsible for IMS work on developing public interest technology projects with their portfolio of partners globally.  The candidate will be part of an organisation of dedicated and knowledgeable media development, journalism, and press freedom professionals and will be undertaking research in a participatory manner in collaboration with a selection of a global portfolio of independent media partners. The Adviser will be part of a small team of individuals who are experts on digital media innovation, journalism in repressive environments, media business sustainability, and the safety of journalists. An adviser will report to the Deputy Director of Programme Development and Strategy and liaise frequently with Senior Management and colleagues across the organisation and across the globe.

Key functions and responsibilities:

The Adviser will be expected to:

  • Manage, oversee and expand on all aspects of IMS’ public interest tech portfolio;
  • Advise programme staff on the intersection between technology and independent journalism broadly speaking as well as related digital rights issues
  • Fundraise and develop IMS’ public interest tech work including by developing fundraising proposals, undertaking extensive networking, managing relevant donor relations, etc.
  • Represent IMS externally in relevant for an on technology and human rights, digital rights, technology and journalism, democracy and technology, etc.

Qualifications and skills:

  • 5-8 years of relevant experience, e.g. via work in support of technology and human rights, press freedom, digital rights, independent journalism/media;
  • Excellent understanding of digital rights, technology issues related to independent journalism, with particular attention to smaller independent media in repressive/conflict-affected environments;
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.

Duration and location:

Expected length of employment: 12 months, with the possibility of extension
Place of employment: Copenhagen
Employment type: Full-time

How to apply:

Applicants are invited to enclose a CV (résumé) with a cover letter outlining their motivation and how their skills and experience meet the needs of the position. Please note that while the deadline for applications is 11 February, IMS will be interviewing candidates on a rolling basis. Please direct questions about the position to Deputy Director of Programme Development and Strategy, Andreas Reventlow at ar@mediasupport.org
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The successful candidate is expected to start work as soon as possible.
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Status: Closed

Organisation: International Media Support (IMS)

Deadline: 11/02/2022

Location: Copenhagen

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