Position: Central and South America Coordinator
Reports to: Program Director
Location: New York, USA (Preferred)
Salary: Competitive salary based on experience
Start Date: Immediate
Application deadline: April 19
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 email a resume, cover letter, and three references to email@example.com. Include "Central and South America Program Coordinator" 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.
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.
The Committee to Protect Journalists 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.
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