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Thank you for your interest in working at Index on Censorship.

Editorial assistant

This role has been filled. Thank you for your interest.

Project officer, Mapping Media Freedom programme

We are looking for someone with journalism and project management experience to help coordinate our Mapping Media Freedom project.

The successful candidate will play a lead role in managing one of Index’s key projects, which maps threats to media freedom in the European Union and neighbouring countries. We are looking for someone who can get up to speed rapidly and who is used to delivering multi-location projects to deadline and on budget. Excellent writing and editing skills are essential. Fluency in at least one language other than English, preferably Russian, is desired.

Mapping Media Freedom is an online tool that allows anyone to report incidents that threaten the media. A network of regional correspondents also contributes to the map, along with project partner organisations. The project officer is responsible for overseeing the verification process for the map as well as liaising with correspondents and partner organisations, researching stories that arise from reports to the map, and organising training and advocacy work.

The project officer’s day-to-day responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Liaising with project’s partners and regional correspondents
  • Editing reports
  • Analysing trends from data collected through the map and writing reports
  • Writing news reports and press releases
  • Updating an advocacy database
  • Supporting efforts in project monitoring and evaluation

Required experience
Writing, editing and research experience essential: previous experience as a journalist, editor or academic researcher or communications officer would be helpful.
Project management experience essential.

Preferred experience
Previous experience working in the NGO and charitable sector would be helpful (whether in freedom of expression, human rights, international development, the EU or other areas). 

Desired skills
Fluency in Russian (spoken and written).
A BA or higher in journalism, international relations, or related field, including international affairs or European/Slavic studies.

Please send covering letter, not more than one page, setting out your key project management expertise and experience and CV to david@indexoncensorship.org with “Project Officer” in the subject line.

Informal enquiries or questions can also be directed to David.

Salary: £22,000-£24,200 (12 months contract, renewable subject to funding)

Location: Index on Censorship London offices

Closing date: 17 May 2015

Applicants must be available for immediate start and be eligible to work in the UK/EU.