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Staff Technologist

The Committee to Protect Journalists seeks a Staff Technologist with the passion and technical acumen to help guide the organization into journalism's dynamic digital future.

CPJ's Mission

CPJ promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. CPJ ensures the free flow of news and commentary by taking action wherever journalists are attacked, imprisoned, killed, kidnapped, threatened, censored, or harassed.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Internet Advocacy Coordinator, the Staff Technologist will be responsible for identifying, analyzing and helping solve privacy and security challenges faced by online journalists. In addition to possessing a high degree of technical sophistication, the successful applicant should also be adept at communicating complex technical information to non-technical audiences.

The successful applicant will be able to work immediately. The responsibilities of the Staff Technologist will include:

  • Conducting research into emerging threats to online journalists, from custom malware to draconian legislation.
  • Evaluating existing high-tech tools and techniques used by journalists who report from physical and digital frontlines.
  • Clearly communicating press-freedom-friendly positions on technology policy questions to the news media, government officials, the general public and ICT companies worldwide.
  • Working with CPJ staff and other stakeholders to develop digital security best practices and protocols.
  • In conjunction with the Internet Advocacy Coordinator, identifying trends at the intersection of law, policy and technology.
  • Provide general administrative support to the Internet Program.

Essential Experience

  • The ability to distill complex technical information into its essential parts, and communicate it to non-technical audiences.
  • A strong background in, and the ability to engage deeply with, computer and mobile security.
  • An interest in press freedom and human rights.
  • World-class programming skills.
  • A computer science degree or significant and equivalent experience is required. A master's degree in a relevant field is desirable.
  • This position may include some travel.

Location

San Francisco or New York City.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits including 100% employer paid health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. 

How to Apply

Please submit a brief cover letter and resume to jobs@cpj.org, with "Staff Technologist" in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Committee to Protect Journalists is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

Senior Editor

The Committee to Protect Journalists seeks an experienced news editor to fill the role of senior editor in its small team responsible for the organization's editorial content.

CPJ's Mission

CPJ promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. CPJ ensures the free flow of news and commentary by taking action wherever journalists are attacked, imprisoned, killed, kidnapped, threatened, censored, or harassed.

Position Summary

The senior editor will work full-time from CPJ's Manhattan office editing and managing the flow of news content, particularly blog posts and special reports but also news alerts, letters of protest, and other pieces. He or she will assist the editorial director in coordinating with the communications and advocacy team and other CPJ programs to advance the organization's mission.

The successful applicant will be in a position to begin work immediately. The senior editor reports to the editorial director.

Duties:

  • Edit special reports, namely investigative or analysis pieces of up to several thousand words
  • Prioritize and edit daily news stories including blog posts, news alerts, and protest letters
  • Help manage the organization's website, CPJ.org
  • Spot potential trends in press freedom and suggest related pieces
  • Adhere to tight deadlines; juggle several pieces of various lengths and deadlines
  • Work with writers of varied experience and English-language skills
  • Help oversee aspects of production and relationships with writers and other contractors

Essential experience:

  • At least five years' experience as a news editor for a newspaper, news magazine, news website, or news agency
  • Editing in-depth, analytical, and investigative pieces of several thousand words
  • Basic Web skills such as HTML coding, content management systems such as Wordpress or Moveable Type
  • Meeting both short-term and long-term deadlines for news content and projects

Preferred experience:

  • Background in international news
  • Multimedia production or editing
  • Working with writers whose first language is not English
  • Copy-editing for style and grammar
  • Publishing on social media

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits including 100% employer paid health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. 

How to Apply

Please submit a brief cover letter and resume to jobs@cpj.org, with "Senior Editor" in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Committee to Protect Journalists is an equal opportunity employer.




   





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