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Deputy Emergencies Director

Facing a period of declining press freedom and safety threats to journalists around the world, CPJ’s Emergencies Department is seeking a candidate for the newly-created role of Deputy Emergencies Director. The expansion of the Emergencies team and the addition of a new executive position is evidence of the threats journalists face globally, and the pressing need to respond to multiple ongoing crises.

The Deputy Emergencies Director role will support the Emergencies Department and CPJ by assisting the Emergencies Director with overseeing the department’s response to emergencies involving journalist safety and security worldwide, and to support the department’s goal of providing up-to-date safety advice and resources to journalists and media workers around the world. This includes increasing the level of safety consultations we provide; improving the department’s relationships with newsrooms globally; exploring new ways to connect journalists with safety advice; and working with governments and other stakeholders to advocate on behalf of journalists in exile.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Managing the James W. Foley Emergencies Research Associate
  • Assisting the Emergencies Director with crisis response; emergency preparation; and high-level strategy around the department’s work
  • Managing all safety information and materials related to the Emergencies department, and being responsible for translations of materials
  • Managing logistics around CPJ’s safety consultants’ one-on-one consultations
  • Speaking publicly about CPJ Emergencies’ safety work
  • Helping the Emergencies Director to manage partnerships with other news and press freedom organizations
  • Helping the department to improve its data collection and M&E


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Ability to work and function gracefully under pressure
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions and rapidly-changing timelines, often for extended periods of time
  • Experience with journalist safety / security preferred


  • 5+ years working in journalism/media; international relations; human rights work
  • Previous non-profit experience preferred

To apply please click here.

Status: Open

Organisation: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: New York


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