Asia Program Research Associate

Committee to Protect Journalists, New York, New York

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Date Posted April 21, 2021
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Reports to: Asia Program Coordinator

Start Date: Mid May

Application Deadline: Until the position is filled



The Committee to Protect Journalists is seeking a research associate for its Asia program to research, report, and document attacks on the press in a diverse region where freedom of expression has been facing new challenges in many countries. While the position would focus mainly on South Asia, the researcher will be part of a team that covers the entire Asia region.

The ideal candidate will have passion for and knowledge of press freedom and human rights issues in the Asia region.

Strong research, reporting, and writing skills, and the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with a small team, are a must. Strong oral and written communication skills in English are essential. Fluency in a major regional language, especially Urdu or Bangla, is an asset. The ability to effectively use social media to promote the Asia program’s work and advocacy goals is also an asset.

Primary Responsibilities

In addition, the Asia Research Associate is encouraged to contribute articles on regional press freedom issues to CPJ’s blog and to write such pieces for outside publications.

Experience and Skills

About the position

This is a full-time, exempt position. Benefits include 100 percent employer paid health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. This job is part of a collective bargaining unit represented by the Writers Guild of America, East.

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

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