About CPJFounded 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 full-time researcher for its Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) program to work in its New York office. The LAC Program Researcher works under the supervision of the LAC Program Coordinator to closely monitor, research, document and respond to attacks on the press and issues affecting press freedom in the Americas.
Candidates should have knowledge of media, press freedom and human rights issues in Latin America and the Caribbean; strong research and writing skills; and the ability to work independently and proactively as well as in collaboration with other team members across the region. Fluency and strong oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish are required, knowledge of at least one other regional language is a plus. Prior reporting experience as a journalist or researcher is preferable, as is familiarity with using major social media platforms for work.
About the position
This position is part of a collective bargaining unit represented by the Writers Guild of America, East.
Please submit a resume, cover letter, three references, and a 500-word personal statement on why you consider press freedom to be important.
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.
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