Asia Program Research Associate Opening

  • Tuesday, January 29, 2013 2:38 AM
    Message # 1192127

    The Committee to Protect Journalists, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the defense of press freedom, seeks a researcher for its Asia program to work full-time in our New York City office.

    Primary Tasks:

    Documenting and responding to press freedom abuses in the region.

    Communicating regularly with journalists and human rights activists in Asia and with U.S. human rights groups;

    Reviewing domestic and foreign news website and publications;

    Drafting letters of appeal, news statements, news alerts, and blogs;

    Researching and writing reports on press freedom issues in the region;

    Building databases and media contacts for media outlets and partners in Asia;

    Maintaining research files; and assists in CPJ's advocacy efforts throughout the region;

    Actively maintaining and expanding the programʼs social media presence.

    Qualifications:

    An advanced (graduate) degree or BA + 2 years of relevant experience.

    Knowledge of Asia, media, and freedom of speech issues in the region;

    Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment;

    English-language writing and reporting skills;

    Proficiency in reading and writing news articles and conducting telephone interviews;

    Language skills other than English are expected; fluency in Chinese or a South Asian language required.

    Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, writing samples, a two-page essay on your personal commitment to press freedom, and references to jobs@cpj.org by January 29, 2013. No phone calls please.

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