Writer/Head of New Media Desk

Job description:

Reporting to the programme director and editor, the Paris-based writer/head of the New Media Desk at Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is responsible for monitoring violations of online freedom of information, cyber-censorship and control of online news and information, and for RSF’​s ​advocacy on these issues​.

To this end, he/she:

● ​Gathers information about online freedom of information and developments in cyber-censorship and surveillance.

● ​Drafts frequent press releases, articles and reports on these subjects and on other matters identified by the programme director.

● ​Develops ​RSF​’s contacts and networks (correspondents, local organizations, journalists, hactivists, trainers, technical contractors, institutional contacts and so on).

● ​Conducts advocacy actions and awareness campaigns targeting/involving authorities, international organizations and local and international media.

● ​If required, may carry out investigative country visits.

● ​Is in charge of creating and coordinating a specialized committee that monitors technical developments in information control and tools for circumventing censorship and protecting data and communications.

● ​Gathers information that is useful for RSF’s project and assistance officers.

● ​Assists RSF’s regional desks with writing or verifying information in the event of a crisis or temporary work overload.

Location:​ Paris, France


At least five years of experience in journalism or NGO activism.

Excellent writing skills and very good knowledge of new technology-related issues.

Awareness of the issues related to fundamental freedoms and freedom of expression.

Languages spoken:​ ​French and English

Qualities required:​ ​Ability to act as RSF’s representative with officials and to give interviews to local and national media. Attention to detail, self-reliance and resourcefulness are essential qualities, as well as a readiness to work as part of a team.

Duties:​ Journalism, research, advocacy, communication, coordination, project management, surveys.

Position to be filled as soon as possible. Contract length: ​Open-ended
Pay​: According to experience

How to apply: ​Send CV and accompanying letter in French or English by email. No follow-up phone calls, please.

Contact person:​ Lucie Morillon
Contact person’s email: ​recrutementrecherche@rsf.org Deadline for applying:​ 30/09/2015