Reporters Without Borders, also known internationally under its French name, Reporters sans frontières (RSF) is a world leading defender of the freedom, independence and pluralism of journalism with more than 30 years of experience. Thanks to an international network of correspondents in 130 countries, headquarters in Paris, 13 offices (Berlin, Brussels, Dakar, Geneva, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm, Taipei, Tunis, Vienna, Washington DC) and a consultative status at the UN and UNESCO, RSF is able to make a global impact, gather a great deal of on-the ground information, conduct major advocacy campaigns, and assist and defend news providers all across the world.
Headquartered in Washington DC, RSF USA is a 501(c)3 organization affiliated to Reporters sans frontières (RSF) and serves as RSF’s office in the USA. In this capacity, it publishes on press freedom violations, advocates for free and independent journalism (on both US and international topics) and fundraises in the USA.
The Director of the RSF DC Office will implement the strategy under the operational supervision of headquarters in Paris and lead the operations for the organization in the United States, Canada & English-speaking Caribbean.
This highly skilled, passionate and collaborative leader, with an international profile, will be responsible for amplifying RSF’s international work and developing and implementing the strategy for RSF in the office’s territory.
The work will consist in conducting advocacy around issues related to freedom, independence and pluralism of journalism and organizing the work with partners or families of journalists who are detained/incarcerated abroad.
This role regularly reports to RSF US board and verifies on a daily basis the consistency of its actions with RSF’s HQ in Paris, complying with international RSF policy.
Reports to RSF USA’s board of directors
Manages the team in DC (headcount : 3)
Verifies on a daily basis the consistency of its actions with RSF’s HQ in Paris, complying with international RSF policy
A Bachelor’s degree is required ; an advanced degree in a related field is preferred
7-10 years’ experience ideal
French language proficiency strongly preferred
Experience working with and reporting to a board preferred
Ability to partner with “like” organizations to leverage impact (e.g. CPJ, and others)
Proven track record in partner engagement, mobilizing initiatives and fundraising
High level of media competency, communications and experience engaging with and serving as the spokesperson for the organization
Proven analytical and problem-solving skills – broad knowledge of the global climate and environmental politics; and
Team leadership for performance and organizational growth
40 hours a week
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications
Package of benefits, including health insurance, 5 weeks of paid annual leave, and federal holidays.
Send letter/resume/salary requirements to [email protected]