Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator

Committee to Protect Journalists
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jun 21

Position description

Primary Responsibilities

  • Report on press freedom and attacks on journalists in Europe and Central Asia.

  • 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 in the region.

  • Serve as a CPJ spokesperson with the media, governments, partner organizations, and civil society.

  • Manage a full-time researcher and 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.


  • Knowledge of press freedom and media issues in Europe, Central Asia, and Turkey.

  • Fluency in English (speaking, reading and writing) and at least another language, preferably a slavic language.

  • A minimum of five years of experience in media or advocacy work in press freedom issues connected with the region.

  • Understanding of press freedom issues in the context of Europe, Central Asia, and Turkey.

  • 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.

Application instructions

Please email a resume, cover letter, and three references. Include "Europe and Central Asia 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.

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