Employment Opportunities at CPJ

- Americas Program Research Associate

- Asia Program Research Associate

- Program Manager

- Executive Assistant

- Europe Correspondent (partime)

- Middle East Program Intern



Americas Program Research Associate

Reports to: Americas Senior Program Coordinator
Location: New York, USA
Salary: Commensurate with experience

About CPJ

Founded in 1981, the Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, non-profit organization defending journalists worldwide without regard to their political ideology. Through its work to safeguard journalists, CPJ protects the rights of all people to have access to diverse and independent sources of information.

Background

The Committee to Protect Journalists seeks a researcher for its Americas program to work full-time in our New York City office. The Program Research Associate works under the supervision of the Americas Senior Program Coordinator to closely monitor, document and respond to press freedom abuses in the Americas. Applicants should have knowledge of media and human rights issues in Canada, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, the ability to work independently and proactively, and a commitment to press freedom.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor, document and respond to press freedom abuses in the region.
  • Communicate regularly with journalists and human rights activists in the region.
  • Research and write news alerts, letters of appeal, special reports and blog posts.
  • Assist with planning and implementing of our advocacy efforts.
  • Translate content into Spanish or vet translations.
  • Maintain the Americas program's social media accounts.
  • Help vet Journalist Assistance cases for the region.
  • Assist program coordinator with miscellaneous administrative tasks, such as impact reports and program plans.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of press freedom and media issues in Canada, the United States, Latin 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.

How to apply

Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and three references to jobs@cpj.org. Please include "Americas Program Research Associate" in the subject line. Please also 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.

CPJ is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Accepting applications until position is filled



Asia Program Research Associate

Reports to: Asia Program Coordinator
Location: New York preferred

About CPJ

Founded in 1981, the Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, non-profit organization defending journalists worldwide without regard to their political ideology. Through its work to safeguard journalists, CPJ protects the rights of all people to have access to diverse and independent sources of information.

Background

The Committee to Protect Journalists is seeking a research associate for its Asia program to research, report, and document attacks on the press in a diverse region where freedom of expression has been facing new challenges in many countries.

The ideal candidate will have passion for and knowledge of press freedom and human rights issues in the Asia region.

Strong research, reporting, and writing skills, and the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with a small team, are a must. Strong oral and written communication skills in English are essential. Fluency in a regional language, especially Chinese, Urdu or Bengali, is an asset. The ability to effectively use social media to promote the Asia program's work and advocacy goals is also an asset.

Responsibilities

  • Conducting daily research, reporting, and writing in English.
  • Monitoring breaking news and events affecting press freedom and journalists in the Asia region and flagging them to Asia Program Coordinator in a timely manner.
  • Documenting press freedom violations in the Asia region.
  • Working with the Asia Program Coordinator and other CPJ staff on regional advocacy efforts.
  • Maintaining the Asia program's social media pages on Facebook and Twitter; maintaining and expanding the Asia program's regional network of contacts.
  • Working collaboratively with CPJ's Journalist Assistance Program to help distressed journalists from the Asia region.
  • In addition, the Asia Research Associate is encouraged to contribute articles on regional press freedom issues to CPJ's blog and to write such pieces for outside publications.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Understanding of press freedom issues in the context of Asia.
  • Knowledge of the Asia region.
  • Capability in a major regional language.
  • Regional experience is an asset.
  • Proven skills in writing accurately and succinctly.
  • Research skills.

How to apply

Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, two short writing samples, and references to jobs@cpj.org. Please include "Asia Research Associate" in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.

CPJ is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Deadline for applications: February 24, 2017. Early submission is encouraged.


Program Manager

Reports to:Deputy Executive Director
Location: New York, USA
Salary:Competitive salary based on experience
Start date:Immediate

About CPJ

Founded in 1981, the Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, non-profit organization defending journalists worldwide without regard to their political ideology. Through its work to safeguard journalists, CPJ protects the rights of all people to have access to diverse and independent sources of information.

Background

The Program Manager works closely with the Deputy Executive Director and the Program Director to provide programmatic, operational, and research support to all CPJ programs. This is a busy, multi-tasking position that will deliver a wide range of reporting and analysis across the organization to support the Program, Emergencies, Advocacy and Editorial teams. The position also works with the Finance and Fundraising and Development teams on a more limited basis as needed. This is a full-time exempt, position based in CPJ's New York Office.

Responsibilities

  • Support the work of the Programs, Emergencies, Advocacy and Editorial departments in developing, coordinating and tracking annual work plans.
  • Work in conjunction with the heads of Programs and Finance to prepare, consolidate and track annual program budgets.
  • Provide project management support, facilitating effective workflows between staff members, consultants and other stakeholders and partners.
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of CPJ's work by tracking organization-wide benchmarks.
  • Track and review expense reports, process invoices, and reimbursements.
  • Provide logistical support to staff, serving as primary scheduler and coordinator for internal and external meetings.
  • Work with travel agent to troubleshoot travel and accommodation for CPJ missions and other travel.
  • Coordinate travel and accommodations for the yearly International Press Freedom Award dinner.

The candidate should have proven experience in monitoring and evaluation, budgeting, and project management. The candidate should be conversant in Excel. International NGO experience a plus. Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a similar position is required.

How to apply:

Please submit a brief cover letter and resume to jobs@cpj.org, with "Program Manager" in the subject line. 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.

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.

CPJ is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Accepting applications until position is filled


Executive Assistant

Reports to: Executive Director
Location: New York, NY
Starting Salary: $42,000 plus benefits

About CPJ

Founded in 1981, the Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, non-profit organization defending journalists worldwide without regard to their political ideology. Through its work to safeguard journalists, CPJ protects the rights of all people to have access to diverse and independent sources of information.

Background

The Committee to Protect Journalists is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual to fill the position of executive assistant. This position with be 50% general admin support and 50% development department support. This is a full-time, exempt position based in CPJ's New York office. The starting salary is $42,000 plus benefits.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide administrative support as needed to executive director, deputy executive director, development director and finance director
  • Schedule and maintain executive calendars and meetings
  • Coordinate executive communications including taking calls, responding to emails and coordinating visitors
  • Work with travel agent to coordinate and manage executive travel itineraries
  • Coordinate meetings, including assisting with conference calls, logistics and RSVPs.
  • Maintain an organized file system of paper and electronic documents
  • Uphold strict confidentiality
  • Liaise with Finance department during monthly close and annual audit
  • Help maintain the organization-wide database
  • Gifts entering, tracking and reporting as needed
  • Assist in some donor and program research
  • Carry out routine administrative tasks

Qualifications: 2+ years of related experience; strong organizational, communication, project management and problem solving skills; impeccable multi-tasking ability, exceptional interpersonal skills; experience with Microsoft Office suite required. Some experience with Razors Edge preferred. Computer literacy, and ability to work in a quickly changing, deadline-oriented environment. International outlook and experience a plus.

CPJ is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

How to apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@cpj.org

or

CPJ
330 Seventh Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001

No phone calls please!


Europe Correspondent (part-time)

Reports to: Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator
Location: Brussels, Belgium

About CPJ

Founded in 1981, the Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, non-profit organization defending journalists worldwide without regard to their political ideology. Through its work to safeguard journalists, CPJ protects the rights of all people to have access to diverse and independent sources of information.

Background

The Committee to Protect Journalists is seeking a part-time Brussels-based Europe correspondent to work with its Europe and Central Asia (ECA) program. The Europe correspondent will research, report, and document attacks on the press in EU member states (including the United Kingdom) and EU candidate countries, where freedom of expression faces increasing, new challenges. 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 in close coordination with CPJ's Brussels-based EU Representative and Advocacy Manager as well as with CPJ's New York-based 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 (including the United Kingdom) 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. Strong oral and written communication skills in English are essential. Fluency in French is strongly preferred. Additional regional-language proficiency, especially in Balkan languages, is an asset. The ability to effectively use social media to promote the ECA program's work in Europe is required.

Responsibilities

  • Conducting research, reporting, and writing in English and other European languages.
  • Monitoring breaking news and events affecting press freedom and journalists in the EU member states (including the United Kingdom) and in EU candidate countries, and flagging them to both the EU Representative and the ECA Program Coordinator in a timely manner.
  • Coordinating appropriate response with the Brussels-based EU Representative and reacting in a timely manner should expediency of response be necessary. Coordinating appropriate response with both the New York-based ECA Program Coordinator and the Brussels-based EU Representative where longer-term, non-urgent issues are concerned.
  • Conducting interviews in English and other European languages
  • Documenting press freedom violations in Europe.
  • Working with the ECA Program Coordinator on regional advocacy efforts, in coordination with the EU Advocacy Representative
  • Working collaboratively with the ECA team in New York, the Turkey Representative in Istanbul, and other ECA correspondents in the region.
  • Being the CPJ point of contact and filing regional press freedom cases to the Council of Europe's Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists.
  • Occasionally traveling on CPJ regional fact-finding and advocacy missions, and representing CPJ at events devoted to press freedom in Europe

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in journalism, international affairs, or a related field
  • Understanding of press freedom issues in the context of Europe, including EU candidate countries.
  • Regional experience is an asset.
  • Proven skills in writing accurately and succinctly

How to apply

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

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.

CPJ is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Accepting applications until position is filled.



Middle East Program Intern

Reports to:Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator
Location:New York, NY

About CPJ

Founded in 1981, the Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, non-profit organization defending journalists worldwide without regard to their political ideology. Through its work to safeguard journalists, CPJ protects the rights of all people to have access to diverse and independent sources of information.

Background

The Committee to Protect Journalists, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the defense of press freedom worldwide, seeks a full-time intern to assist with research and administrative support for the Middle East and North Africa team. The intern will have the opportunity to gain experience in program administration, background research and writing about press freedom in the Middle East region. This position reports to the Middle East Program staff and will be based in New York. The position comes with a small stipend over 6 months.

Responsibilites

  • Providing background research in English and Arabic, doing interviews in English and Arabic, editing/writing, working with databases, and other support as needed for the Middle East program;
  • Effectively using social media, including in Arabic, to disseminate the Middle East program's work;
  • Communicating via Skype, email and phone with CPJ staff, consultants and partners;
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, or related field, including international affairs or Middle Eastern studies. Current college or graduate students are also eligible.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic, both verbal and written, is required. Ability to communicate in French is a plus.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with program team.
  • Experience working in the Middle East is preferred.

How to apply

Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and references to jobs@cpj.org, by February 15, 2017. Please include "MENA Intern" in the subject line. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. need apply. No phone calls please.

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.

CPJ is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Accepting applications until position is filled.





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