Employment Opportunities at CPJ

- Program Administrator

- Office and Technology Assistant

- Middle East Research Associate

- James W. Foley Fellow

- Digital Manager


Program Administrator

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

The Program Administrator works closely with the Deputy Executive Director to provide programmatic, operational, and research support to all CPJ departments. 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, Editorial, Finance and Fundraising and Development teams. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of CPJ's work by tracking organization-wide benchmarks.
  • Work in conjunction with the heads of Programs and Finance to track program budgets and to develop the annual program budget.
  • Coordinate meetings, including assisting with conference calls, logistics and RSVPs.
  • Prepare and consolidate annual programmatic budgets.
  • 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.
  • Provide project management support, facilitating effective workflows between staff members, consultants and other stakeholders and partners.
  • Book travel and accommodation for CPJ missions and other travel, including for the yearly International Press Freedom Award dinner.
  • Schedule meetings and travel for the executive and deputy executive directors.

The candidate should have proven experience in monitoring and evaluation, budgeting, logistical, especially travel, support. The candidate should be conversant in Excel. International NGO experience a plus.

How to Apply

Please submit a brief cover letter and resume to [email protected], with "Program Administrator" 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.

Deadline for applications: January 6, 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.


Office and Technology Assistant

Reports to: Director of Finance
Location: New York

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 an Office and Technology Assistant to work full-time in our New York City office. The Office and Technology Assistant works closely with the Program Administrator, Business and Accounting Manager and is supervised by the Director of Finance. The Office and Technology Assistant is a member of the CPJ Digital Team. This is a full-time, non-exempt position. The starting salary is $42,000.

Strong administrative and organizational skills and the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with teams are required. Computer proficiency and tech savvy are essential. Strong oral and written communication skills in English are essential. The ability to speak a language other than English is a plus.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for all office operations, including facilities management.
  • Support staff and help with basic technology including onboarding and training new staff.
  • Organize and maintain office laptops and smart phones.
  • Assist with technology for meetings.
  • As a member of the Digital Team, support efforts to improve information security.
  • Act as primary contact and liaise between CPJ and outside vendors including IT service provider.
  • Manage all aspects of front desk and reception.
  • Provide general administrative support for finance department as needed.
  • Research and purchase office supplies and business equipment.
  • Prepare monthly credit card report for Finance department.
  • Help keep CPJ work space organized.
  • Provide support for organization-wide events, such as luncheons and social events as needed.

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree or Associate degree preferred

Required Skills:

  • Strong computer skills are essential.
  • Focused and effective multi-tasking skills.
  • Experience with MS Office applications.
  • Takes initiative to act independently
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Flexible hands-on standout colleague who thrives in a changing / growing environment.

To apply

Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and references to [email protected]. Please include "Office & Tech Assistant" in the subject line. No phone calls, please. You will only be contacted if you have been selected for an interview.

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: November 30, 2016


Middle East Research Associate

The Committee to Protect Journalists, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the defense of press freedom worldwide, is seeking a MENA Research Associate. This is a full-time, exempt position based in our New York City office. The position will report to the Middle and North Africa Program Coordinator.

Key responsibilities:

  • Document and respond to press freedom abuses across the Middle East region with special focus on North African countries.
  • Communicate regularly with journalists & human rights activists across the Middle East and with human rights groups.
  • Review relevant news websites and publications.
  • Draft letters of appeal, statements, and news alerts on tight deadlines.
  • 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 local and regional media, government & civil society contacts.

Core Skills:

  • Knowledge of Middle East issues, including media & human rights.
  • Excellent English-language writing and reporting skills.
  • High proficiency in Arabic (reading & writing news articles, conducting interviews).
  • Some knowledge of French language is a plus.
  • 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.
  • MA in communications, journalism, international relations, or a related field, or BA with several years of relevant experience.
  • A deep interest and commitment to press freedom.

Salary and benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include 100% employer paid health, dental, life, 401 (k) and long-term disability insurance.

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.

How to apply

Please submit a brief cover letter, two writing samples, and resume to [email protected], with "MENA Research Associate" in the subject line by December 9, 2016. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


James W. Foley Fellow

Reports to: Emergencies Director
Location: New York, USA
Start date: January 4, 2017

The Committee to Protect Journalists is seeking a qualified individual for the James W. Foley Fellowship program. This is a one-year fellowship that was created in honor of American journalist James W. Foley, who was killed in Syria in 2014, with support from the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation.

The ideal candidate will be a recent college graduate, or early career journalist with an interest in projects related to freedom of expression and journalist safety. The Foley Fellow will carry out an independent project on journalist safety issues while working closely with CPJ's cross-departmental Emergencies Response Team on a variety of topics. The fellowship comes with annual stipend of $40,000.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Supports CPJ's Emergencies staff with researching and documenting press freedom violations and global issues of journalist safety.
  • Researches and writes on topics related to journalist safety issues.
  • Communicates regularly with international journalists and human rights activists.
  • Compiles information on safety resources and services available to journalists at risk.
  • Provides research, design and administrative support for the creation of a digital resource center for journalists at risk.
  • Assists in CPJ's international advocacy efforts.
  • Supports Emergencies staff in administrative duties, including database management.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of international press freedom and human rights issues.
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, international affairs, social sciences or related field.
  • Ability to work independently with supervision and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional research skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent English writing skills.
  • Proficiency in a U.N. language (French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, or Arabic) preferred.
  • Knowledge of journalist safety issues is desirable.
  • Ability to work on a variety of projects and to prioritize.

International students with proper authorization to work in the United States are encouraged to apply. Please email a resume, cover letter, references, and a one-page proposal on a journalist safety-related project to [email protected] by December 16, 2016.

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.

No phone calls, please.


Digital Manager

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

The Digital Manager leads a team drawn from across the organization that implements digital strategies in order to advance CPJ's advocacy, development and organizational goals and increase its reach and profile in key constituencies. The Digital Manager is supported by an outside consultant that provides a range of strategic and operational guidance.

Responsibilities:

  • Working with the external consultant and CPJ's department heads, lead the designing and shaping of CPJ's digital strategy, defining goals and choosing evaluation metrics.
  • Identify the necessary technological tools to execute CPJ's digital strategy and ensure that staff is properly trained in their use.
  • Track CPJ's website traffic and social media performance according to chosen metrics.
  • The Digital Manager is the primary voice of CPJ on social media and leads CPJ on social media platforms, developing standards and best practices, and delegating across the Digital Team responsibility for specific platforms.
  • Ensure that individual campaigns, initiatives, and reports have a robust digital component.
  • Work with the Editorial Department to promote all editorial content including data, daily news, special reports, video, and audio.
  • Work with the Advocacy Department to promote outreach and support advocacy goals.
  • Leverage content and social media presence in support of fundraising activities.
  • Coordinate with Advocacy on the integration of contacts database, email blasting, and newsletters with support from the appropriate departments and the outside consulting firm.
  • Develop and manage interdepartmental budget and timeline required for the execution of the digital strategy.
  • Continuously innovate to ensure that CPJ is utilizing the best and most appropriate digital tools available.
  • Evolve and adapt as required to meet the organization's goals.

Requirements:

  • Experience managing websites and using CMS platforms.
  • Experience with Google Analytics and data management systems.
  • Knowledge of email marketing and platforms.
  • Robust knowledge of how to use social media in several capacities, most importantly: news dissemination, advocacy campaigning, and audience building.
  • An understanding of how to build and maintain a social media audience and following on a variety of platforms.
  • Strong technical literacy. Must have an ability to asses and onboard staff on different platforms (from contact management systems to website content management tools).
  • A basic understanding of digital security methods and trends.
  • Collaborative spirit and an ability to balance competing demands of a variety of departments and programs.
  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of the way digital news is distributed.
  • Experience working on complex/divided budgets.
  • Experience or demonstrable interest in international affairs.
  • A passion for press freedom.
  • Experience in and passion for journalism.

How to Apply:

Please submit a brief cover letter and resume to [email protected], with "Digital 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.

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.

Applications accepted until position is filled

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