Central and South America Program Research Associate

Committee to Protect Journalists
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jun 26

Position description

The Committee to Protect Journalists seeks a researcher for its Central and South America program to work full-time in our New York City office. The Program Research Associate works under the supervision of the Central and South America Program Coordinator to closely monitor, document and respond to press freedom abuses in the Americas. Applicants should have knowledge of media and human rights issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, the ability to work independently and proactively, fluency in English and Spanish, and a commitment to press freedom. 


  • Monitor, document and respond to press freedom abuses in the region. 

  • Communicate regularly with journalists and human rights activists in the region.

  • Research and write news alerts, letters of appeal, special reports and blog posts. 

  • Assist with planning and implementing of CPJ’s advocacy efforts. 

  • Translate content between English and Spanish or vet translations.

  • Maintain the program’s social media accounts.

  • Help vet Journalist Assistance cases for the region. 

  • Assist program coordinator with miscellaneous administrative tasks, such as impact reports and program plans. 


  • Knowledge of press freedom, human rights and media issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

  • Fluency in Spanish and English (speaking, reading and writing) is required. Portuguese and/or French/Haitian Creole language skills are a plus.

  • Fluency in social media is strongly preferred.

Application instructions

Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and three references. Please include “CSA Program Research Associate” in the subject line. Please also 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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