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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) was founded in 1981 by a group of U.S. journalists to fight for the rights of journalists around the world to report the news freely, without fear of reprisal.
Global Tech Researcher
Position: Global Tech Researcher
Reports to: Program Director
Salary: Competitive salary based on experience
Start Date: Immediate
Application deadline: Open until position filled
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) seeks a full-time Global Tech Researcher to report on issues at the intersection of technology and press freedom around the world. This is a highly collaborative role with a global focus. In the last two years, CPJ has followed this approach to document issues such as surveillance technology and content moderation in India; internet governance in Iran; and concerns around cybercrime laws in the United States. The Global Tech Researcher will continue this work in collaboration with the Tech Editor and the regional programs documenting press freedom incidents around the world.
Report on tech policy and legal actions regarding encryption, content moderation, surveillance, cyber attacks, censorship, online harassment, digital regulations and other issues at the nexus of press freedom and technology.
Draft statements, identify, flag and report on key developments in regulation, legislation, or corporate practice that could have a major impact on press freedom in the digital space.
Contribute to CPJ's tracking and reporting of emblematic case studies at the intersection of press freedom and technology.
Expand coverage of internet and technology issues on CPJ's social media.
Coordinate with the Program Director and the Advocacy team on CPJ's advocacy on technology.
Work with CPJ Emergencies on identifying digital security risks and needed support for journalists worldwide.
Represent CPJ at events and liaise with other advocacy groups.
Provide support for meetings, events, advocacy missions, and major reports as needed.
A strong background reporting on technology.
At least three years of experience reporting on issues such as digital rights, online censorship, online harassment, tech surveillance, internet shutdowns and others that impact free expression and the free flow of information and opinion in the digital age.
Knowledge of international press freedom issues and digital rights issues.
Strong writing skills.
Experience working in a newsroom is strongly preferred.
A second language is an advantage.
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.
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. This job is part of a collective bargaining unit represented by the WGAE.
How to Apply
Please email a resume, cover letter, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include "Global Tech Researcher" in the subject line and include a required 500-word personal statement on why you consider press freedom to be important and the main challenges posed by technology. 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.