CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

PROJECT COORDINATOR: FREETURKEYJOURNALISTS

Location: Turkey

Deadline for applications: March 31, 2021

The International Press Institute (IPI) is seeking a Turkey-based Project Coordinator for its Free Turkey Journalists programme, which aims to protect and promote press freedom and quality, independent journalism in Turkey.

In addition to regular work monitoring and reporting on press freedom violations in the country, the FreeTurkeyJournalists programme includes a focus on re-building and strengthening networks and solidarity within the media community, in particular under the umbrella of the IPI Turkey National Committee. A central aim of the programme is to broaden the group of editors and journalists dedicated to independent, public-interest journalism. As part of this process, special attention will be given to strengthening the voice and participation of female journalists as well as journalists from minority groups.

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The Turkey-based Project Coordinator position is an exciting opportunity to take part in a wide-ranging programme to support press freedom and independent journalism in Turkey and help builds network and solidarity among local journalistic communities.

The Turkey-based Project Coordinator will be responsible for the successful implementation of a range of activities included in the project, under the guidance of the IPI Turkey National Committee, as well as of other activities decided by the Committee.

The Project Coordinator will work closely with the IPI Project Manager in Vienna to support IPI’s collection of information and advocacy efforts.

Tasks are expected to include:

  • Contributing to daily monitoring of press freedom attacks and trial monitoring of freedom of expression cases against journalists,

  • Designing and implementing national campaigns on critical freedom of expression cases against journalists

  • Organizing timely public events, panels, talks and an annual symposium in line with the goals and priorities set by the National Committee

  • Production of podcasts, webinars and commissioned articles

  • Monitoring and documentation of online harassment against journalists

  • Ensure and widen the communication of the project’s activities within IPI network in Turkey and to the public

  • Explore ideas and the possibility of local partnerships with other press freedom organizations

  • Contribution to the international and local advocacy efforts by IPI Secretariat in Vienna

  • Contribution in the organization to the annual press freedom mission led by IPI Secretariat

Qualities and criteria we’re looking for:

  • At least three years of professional experience, ideally in the fields of journalism or non-governmental organizations.

  • Turkish-native speaker, and strong English-language skills. Abilities in other languages are welcome.

  • Strong communications skills. The Project Coordinator will be a crucial bridge between Turkey National Committee and IPI Secretariat in Vienna.

  • Self-motivation and willingness to take ownership of the project. Demonstrates a strong work ethic, highly sensible of the regional and local sensitivities, is able to generate ideas, and proactively pursues goals.

  • Good understanding of the media environment in Turkey, and ideally, experience managing journalism-related projects. A background in journalism is not a requirement, but can be a plus. Candidates should at least have a grasp of the challenges facing journalists in the country. The Project Coordinator needs to feel comfortable conducting outreach to members of the media community, including senior journalists and editors.

  • A strong understanding of and familiarity with the value of media pluralism and independent journalism.

  • Familiarity with the work and culture of non-governmental organisations.

Start date, location and term

The Project Coordinator is expected to begin no later than May 1, 2021.

IPI’s headquarters are in Vienna, Austria. Candidates based anywhere in Turkey will be considered for the position. The position holder will work from Turkey with occasional travel to Vienna for work purposes if required.

This is initially a limited-term position until December 31, 2023. A continuation of the position will depend on the availability of funding.

How to apply

Applicants should provide the following:

  • Current CV, including at least two professional references

  • Cover letter

  • Writing sample in English and Turkish

Please send your application by email to info@ipi.media by no later than March 31, 2021. Please include “Free Turkey Journalists Project Coordinator” in the email subject line.

About IPI

Founded in 1950, the International Press Institute (IPI) is a global network of editors, journalists and media executives, dedicated to defending press freedom and independent journalism. IPI members are media professionals representing leading digital, print and broadcast news outlets in more than 100 countries. The organisation’s work is managed by a small professional secretariat in Vienna.

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PRESS FREEDOM AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

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 Deputy Director Scott Griffen, sgriffen[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.

Please note that, due to the volume of applications, only applicants under serious consideration for an internship will be contacted.

PRESS FREEDOM AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERN (TURKISH-SPEAKING)

Location: IPI Secretariat (Vienna)

Deadline for applications: Rolling basis

IPI is seeking a Turkish-speaking intern to contribute to its 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. Please note that IPI internships are unpaid.

Candidates must have a very strong command of verbal and written Turkish and must also be proficient in English. Other languages, and additional skills such as social media, are welcomed.

Responsibilities will include monitoring developments related to press freedom in Turkey; conducting research and updating IPI’s databases; producing written content for IPI’s FreeTurkeyJournalists campaign; and other related tasks.

Candidates should contact IPI Press Freedom Officer Renan Akyavas, rakyavas[at]ipi[dot]media, with a resume/CV and a cover letter indicating dates of availability. No calls, please.

Please note that, due to the volume of applications, only applicants under serious consideration for an internship will be contacted.