CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Location: IPI Secretariat (Vienna)

Deadline for applications: Rolling basis

IPI welcomes applications for non-paid internships in our press freedom and communications department. IPI internships require a high degree of initiative and an ability to work independently and in a diverse environment. Candidates should have a keen interest in human rights, particularly media freedom.

IPI generally seeks undergraduate or graduate-level students, or recent graduates seeking experience in an international human rights NGO environment. Interns should be available for approximately 20 hours per week for a term of two to three months.

Candidates must have a very strong command of verbal and written English. Proficiency in additional languages – particularly Turkic, Slavic or Romance languages, or Arabic – is preferred. IPI is also interested in candidates with experience in video production or use of social media.

Responsibilities will include monitoring developments worldwide impacting media freedom; conducting research and interviews; drafting statements, articles and other materials for use by IPI in its advocacy work; and other related tasks.

Candidates should contact IPI Director of Advocacy and Communications Steven M. Ellis, sellis[at]ipi[dot]media with a resume/CV, a cover letter indicating dates of availability, and two writing samples (under 10 pages) demonstrating ability to write in English. No calls, please.

Location: IPI Secretariat (Vienna) or remote

Deadline for applications: Rolling basis

The Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of publishers, editors and journalists dedicated to the protection of press freedom, is searching for a translation intern (English to German) beginning in August, September or October 2017.

The intern would be tasked with translating IPI’s content – primarily journalistic-style articles, features, interviews and multimedia content covering a wide range of global issues related to freedom of expression and press freedom – from English into German.

The intern will have the opportunity to work from IPI’s Vienna Secretariat, but may also choose to work from home (remotely), provided that work is completed in a timely fashion (therefore, the intern does not need to be based in Vienna). The translation intern will benefit from a review and editing process carried out by bilingual English-German members of the Institute’s staff.

Any translations published will be fully credited to the translation intern. Our articles are distributed on a global basis, through our website, social media and newsletters as well as, on occasion, in prominent media outlets.

The translation should be willing to work at least 20 hours per week on a regular basis. Please note that the internship is unpaid.

The translation intern should:
• Be a native German speaker with very good English language skills
• Be a master’s student (or above) in translation, or a bachelor’s student in translation close to graduation; or have equivalent practical experience in translation
• Have a strong work ethic and attention to detail
• Have an general interest in human rights issues

While our emphasis is on English to German translation, interns who have skills in translating additional languages to German (especially from Turkish or Spanish) are encouraged to apply, as there may be opportunities from time to time to work in these additional languages.

Prospective interns should send a brief cover letter (in English or German) outlining their translation experience and interest in the internship, as well as at least two examples of translated work. Please also provide details on availability. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and should be sent to:

Scott Griffen
Deputy Director
International Press Institute
sgriffen@ipi.media

Questions regarding the internship can be directed to sgriffen@ipi.media. No calls, please.

Location: Poland

Deadline: 4 September 2017 (interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible)

The Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, publishers and journalists dedicated to the defence of press and media freedom, is seeking a Media Freedom Researcher/Correspondent for Poland. This position is scheduled to run between October 2017 and January 2018.

The Media Freedom Researcher/Correspondent will be expected to provide English-language journalistic coverage – through news articles, features and interviews – of threats to media freedom and freedom of expression in Poland, with a particular focus on political, economic, and legal pressure against independent media outlets in the country. Topics may include the abuse of defamation and similar laws; efforts to weaken the financial independence of media outlets through the use of state resources; the employment of rhetoric by state officials to discredit the work of journalists; and regulatory measures designed to curtail the independence of broadcast media and publicly owned media houses.

This position is a part-time role (equivalent to approximately 20 hours per week). The Media Freedom Researcher/Correspondent would be expected to deliver a set number of articles each month per agreement with IPI. The Media Freedom Researcher/Correspondent would receive a fixed monthly renumeration that is negotiable according to skills and experience.

Position requirements:
• Native Polish speaker with excellent English writing ability
• Currently based in Poland
• Professional journalistic background
• Degree in journalism, law, international relations, politics or other relevant field
• Knowledge of, and interest in, the Polish media landscape and current trends regarding media freedom and freedom of expression in the country
• Ability to work independently and generate ideas for coverage
• Commitment to high standards of journalism, especially fairness and fact-checking

Candidates for this position should send an email expressing their interest together with a CV and two English-language writing samples to IPI Deputy Director Scott Griffen at sgriffen@ipi.media. Questions regarding this position may be directed to the same contact (no calls, please).

Location: Czech Republic

Deadline: Rolling; interested journalists should contact IPI as soon as possible.

The Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, publishers and journalists dedicated to the defence of press and media freedom, is looking for a freelance researcher/correspondent in the Czech Republic beginning in September 2017 and lasting initially until January 2018.

The Freelance Researcher/Correspondent will be expected to provide English-language journalistic coverage – through news articles, features and interviews – of issues related to press freedom and journalism in the Czech Republic, with a particular focus on political, economic, and legal pressure against journalists and media outlets in the country. Topics may include media concentration; economic pressure on media outlets and the corresponding consequences for the free flow of information; the employment of rhetoric by state officials to discredit the work of journalists; and the use of defamation and similar laws against critical journalists.

This is a flexible assignment. The Freelance Researcher/Correspondent is expected to propose ideas for coverage of issues related to journalism and press freedom in the Czech Republic and/or work with IPI to define stories that should be brought to international attention. The Freelance Researcher/Correspondent will be paid per article, based on a fee negotiated with IPI and reflective of the Correspondent’s skills and experience.

Position requirements:
• Fluency in Czech and strong English-language writing ability
• Currently based in the Czech Republic or nearby
• Background in professional journalism
• Degree in journalism, law, international relations, politics or other relevant field
• Knowledge of, and interest in, the Czech media landscape and current trends regarding independent journalism and media freedom in the country
• Ability to work independently and generate ideas for coverage
• Commitment to high standards of journalism, especially fairness and fact-checking

Candidates for this position should send a brief introductory email, CV and an English-language writing sample to IPI Deputy Director Scott Griffen at sgriffen@ipi.media. Questions regarding this position may be directed to the same contact (no calls, please).

Candidates should also indicate their level of availability for freelance work, but should generally be available to write at least one article per month.

Location: Hungary

Deadline: Rolling; interested candidates should contact IPI as soon as possible.

The Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, publishers and journalists dedicated to the defence of press and media freedom, is looking for a freelance researcher/correspondent in Hungary beginning in September 2017 and lasting initially until January 2018.

The Freelance Researcher/Correspondent will be expected to provide English-language journalistic coverage – through news articles, features and interviews – of threats to media freedom and freedom of expression in Hungary, with a particular focus on political, economic, and legal pressure against independent media outlets in the country. Topics may include the abuse of defamation and similar laws; efforts to weaken the financial independence of media outlets through the use of state resources; media concentration; the employment of rhetoric by state officials to discredit the work of journalists; and regulatory and other measures designed to restrict the independence of broadcast and online media.

This is a flexible assignment. The Freelance Researcher/Correspondent is expected to propose ideas for coverage of press freedom issues in Hungary and/or work with IPI to define stories that should be brought to international attention. The Freelance Researcher/Correspondent will be paid per article, based on a fee negotiated with IPI and reflective of the Correspondent’s skills and experience.

Position requirements:
• Fluent Hungarian speaker with strong English writing ability
• Currently based in Hungary
• Background in professional journalism
• Degree in journalism, law, international relations, politics or other relevant field
• Knowledge of, and interest in, the Hungarian media landscape and current trends regarding media freedom and freedom of expression in the country
• Ability to work independently and generate ideas for coverage
• Commitment to high standards of journalism, especially fairness and fact-checking

Candidates for this position should send a brief introductory email, CV and an English-language writing sample to IPI Deputy Director Scott Griffen at sgriffen@ipi.media. Questions regarding this position may be directed to the same contact (no calls, please).

Candidates should also indicate their level of availability for freelance work, but should generally be available to cover at least one article per month.

Location: Slovakia

Deadline: Rolling; interested candidates should contact IPI as soon as possible.

The Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, publishers and journalists dedicated to the defence of press and media freedom, is looking for a freelance researcher/correspondent in Slovakia beginning in September 2017 and lasting initially until January 2018.

The Freelance Researcher/Correspondent will be expected to provide English-language journalistic coverage – through news articles, features and interviews – of threats to media freedom and freedom of expression in Slovakia, with a particular focus on political, economic, and legal pressure against independent media outlets in the country. Topics may include the abuse of defamation and similar laws; efforts to weaken the financial independence of media outlets through the use of state resources; media concentration; the employment of rhetoric by state officials to discredit the work of journalists; and regulatory and other measures designed to restrict the independence of broadcast and online media.

This is a flexible assignment. The Freelance Researcher/Correspondent is expected to propose ideas for coverage of press freedom issues in Slovakia and/or work with IPI to define stories that should be brought to international attention. The Freelance Researcher/Correspondent will be paid per article, based on a fee negotiated with IPI and reflective of the Correspondent’s skills and experience.

Position requirements:
• Fluent Slovak speaker with strong English writing ability
• Currently based in Slovakia or nearby
• Background in professional journalism
• Degree in journalism, law, international relations, politics or other relevant field
• Knowledge of, and interest in, the Slovak media landscape and current trends regarding media freedom and freedom of expression in the country
• Ability to work independently and generate ideas for coverage
• Commitment to high standards of journalism, especially fairness and fact-checking

Candidates for this position should send a brief introductory email, CV and an English-language writing sample to IPI Deputy Director Scott Griffen at sgriffen@ipi.media. Questions regarding this position may be directed to the same contact (no calls, please).

Candidates should also indicate their level of availability for freelance work, but should generally be available to write at least one article per month.