|Date Posted||March 13, 2020|
|Required Education||Bachelor's Degree|
Founded in 1981, the Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization
that promotes press freedom worldwide. We defend the right of journalists to report the news
safely and without fear of reprisal.
The Committee to Protect Journalists seeks features editor to edit and help manage the flow of
news content, particularly features, analyses, and long-form reports but also news alerts, letters
of protest, and other articles. The features editor will work within a small team of editors, in
coordination with the advocacy and emergencies teams and CPJ’s regional programs, to advance
the organization’s mission.
This is a full-time, exempt position.
Edit daily news copy including statements, news alerts, and protest letters
Adhere to tight deadlines; juggle several pieces of various lengths and deadlines
Work with writers of varied experience and English-language skills
Identify trends in press freedom and suggest related pieces
Help manage the organization’s website, CPJ.org
Help oversee aspects of web and print production and relationships with outside contractors
Occasional evening or weekend work
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications & Experience:
At least five years of experience as a news editor for a newspaper, news magazine, news website, news agency, or news broadcaster
Experience editing in-depth, analytical, or investigative pieces of several thousand words in addition to spot news
Native-level English-language communications skills
Experience working with writers whose first language is not English
Ability to meet both short-term and long-term editorial and project deadlines
Familiarity with web content management systems, such as WordPress, as well as basic HTML coding and Photoshop
Strong attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple tasks
Commitment to, and passion for, CPJ’s mission to promote freedom of the press worldwide
Ability to make independent decisions while taking into account the needs of several constituencies
Strong organizational skills
Strong work ethic
Ability to thrive in a stressful environment
U.S. work authorization
This job is part of a collective bargaining unit represented by the Writers Guild of America East
Please e-mail a resume and cover letter and references to email@example.com and include "Features Editor" in the subject line.
CPJ is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. CPJ does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, pregnancy, military status, carrier status, genetic
predisposition, caregiver status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
No phone calls, please. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be
Deadline for applications: Open until filled