Employment Opportunities at CPJ

Africa Program Research Associate

The Committee to Protect Journalists, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the defense of press freedom worldwide, seeks a research associate for its Africa Program to work full-time. The position is based in our New York City office, but an alternative location could be considered.

Key responsibilities:

  • Document and respond to press freedom abuses across Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Communicate regularly with journalists & human rights activists across Africa and with global human rights groups;
  • Review relevant news websites and publications;
  • Draft letters of appeal, statements, and news alerts;
  • Devise and generate engaging content for social media;
  • Research and write reports on press freedom issues in the region;
  • Review and research requests for assistance from journalists in the region;
  • Build/maintain databases for African media, government & civil society contacts.

Core skills:

  • Knowledge of Sub-Saharan Africa, including media & human rights;
  • Good English-language writing and reporting skills;
  • Proficiency in French (reading & writing news articles, conducting interviews);
  • Excellent research data organizational skills to support CPJ's advocacy efforts;
  • Knowledge & proficiency in the use of social media tools;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

Portuguese language skills would be a plus.
Salary is commensurate with experience.

Send a covering letter, CV/resumé, and the names of three referees to [email protected] (subject line Africa Program Research Associate). Please include a 500-word personal statement on why you consider press freedom to be important.

No phone calls please.

Committee to Protect Journalists is an equal opportunity employer.

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