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Committee to Protect Journalists: Job Opportunities at CPJ

28 June 2017
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Central and South America Program Coordinator

Position: Central and South America Coordinator

Reports to: Deputy Executive Director

Location: New York, USA (Preferred)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Report on press freedom and attacks on journalists in the region.
  • Advocate for the release of jailed journalists and for an end to impunity in the murder of journalists.
  • Oversee the production of daily and long-form reports on press freedom conditions.
  • Serve as a CPJ spokesperson with the media, governments, partner organizations, and civil society.
  • Manage a full-time researcher in New York and two correspondents based in the region.
  • Anticipate and respond to news and events affecting press freedom and journalists to ensure that these issues are brought to a broad international audience.
  • Devise and support advocacy efforts and articulate them with CPJ's broad organizational goals.
  • Assist distressed journalists within the framework of CPJ's journalist assistance work.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Knowledge of press freedom and media issues in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English (speaking, reading and writing) is required. Portuguese and/or French language skills are a plus.
  • Fluency in social media is strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in media or advocacy work in press freedom issues connected with Central America, South America, and the Caribbean including those around online censorship.
  • Understanding of press freedom issues in the context of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
  • A firm understanding of geopolitical issues with the ability to analyze and relate these to press freedom as needed.
  • Proven skills in written succinct and high quality reports including the capacity to digest, interpret, and accurately summarize reports and data.

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.

How to apply

Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and three references to [email protected]. Include "Central and South America Program" in the subject line and 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.

Deadline for applications: July 31, 2017

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.

 

Europe Correspondent

Position: Europe Correspondent (part-time)

Reports to: EU Representative and Advocacy Manager

Location: Europe

Background:

The Committee to Protect Journalists is seeking a part-time Europe correspondent. The Europe correspondent will research, report, and document attacks on the press in EU member states and EU candidate countries, where freedom of the press is increasingly under threat. The work of the Europe correspondent will serve as a foundation of CPJ's advocacy before both EU institutions and European governments. To achieve that, the Europe correspondent will work under the supervision of CPJ's Brussels-based EU Representative and Advocacy Manager and as part of CPJ's EU team under the direction of the US-based advocacy director and in close coordination with the Europe and Central Asia program coordinator.

The ideal candidate will have passion for and knowledge of press freedom and human rights issues in Europe, with a focus on EU member states and EU candidate countries.

Strong research, reporting, and writing skills, and the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with a small team, are a must. Adherence to deadlines and rigorous journalistic standards are essential. Strong oral and written communication skills in English are required, fluency in French is strongly preferred. Additional regional-language proficiency, especially in Balkan languages, is an asset.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Document press freedom violations in Europe and conduct research, reporting, and writing about press freedom and journalist safety in English and other European languages.
  • Monitor breaking news and events affecting press freedom and journalist safety in EU member states and EU candidate countries and respond quickly to developments.
  • Conduct interviews in English and other European languages.
  • File regional press freedom cases to the Council of Europe's Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists and follow developments with the platform and related cases.
  • Coordinate appropriate response to news and events affecting press freedom in EU member states and EU candidate countries with the Brussels-based EU Representative and Advocacy Manager in a timely manner.
  • Travel occasionally on CPJ regional fact-finding missions.

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)

Experience:

  • Proven skills in writing accurately and succinctly.
  • Understanding of press freedom issues in the context of Europe, including EU candidate countries.
  • Regional experience is an asset.
  • Experience working with a distributed and remote team is an asset.

How to apply:

Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, two short writing samples, and references to [email protected]. Please include "Europe Correspondent" in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applications accepted until the position is filled.

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.