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Europe Correspondent (part-time) Posted Jul 07
Committee to Protect Journalists , Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
 
Position: Europe Correspondent (part-time)
Reports to: EU Representative and Advocacy Manager
Location: Europe

About CPJ
Founded 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 is seeking a part-time Europe correspondent. The Europe correspondent will research, report, and document attacks on the press in EU member states and EU candidate countries, where freedom of the press is increasingly under threat. The work of the Europe correspondent will serve as a foundation of CPJ’s advocacy before both EU institutions and European governments. To achieve that, the Europe correspondent will work under the supervision of CPJ’s Brussels-based EU Representative and Advocacy Manager and as part of CPJ’s EU team under the direction of the US-based advocacy director and in close coordination with the Europe and Central Asia program coordinator.

The ideal candidate will have passion for and knowledge of press freedom and human rights issues in Europe, with a focus on EU member states and EU candidate countries.

Strong research, reporting, and writing skills, and the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with a small team, are a must. Adherence to deadlines and rigorous journalistic standards are essential. Strong oral and written communication skills in English are required, fluency in French is strongly preferred. Additional regional-language proficiency, especially in Balkan languages, is an asset.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Document press freedom violations in Europe and conduct research, reporting, and writing about press freedom and journalist safety in English and other European languages.
-Monitor breaking news and events affecting press freedom and journalist safety in EU member states and EU candidate countries and respond quickly to developments.
-Conduct interviews in English and other European languages
-File regional press freedom cases to the Council of Europe’s Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists and follow developments with the platform and related cases.
-Coordinate appropriate response to news and events affecting press freedom in EU member states and EU candidate countries with the Brussels-based EU Representative and Advocacy Manager in a timely manner.
-Occasional travel on CPJ regional fact-finding missions.

Education:
-A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)

Experience:
-Proven skills in writing accurately and succinctly
-Understanding of press freedom issues in the context of Europe, including EU candidate countries.
-Regional experience is an asset.
-Experience working with a distributed and remote team is an asset.

To apply:
Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, two short writing samples, and references to jobs@cpj.org. Please include "Europe Correspondent" in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

CPJ is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Deadline: August 4th 2017

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