The Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) is an independent not-for-profit organization that works with media and civil society to promote positive change in conflict zones, closed societies and countries in transition around the world.
In anticipation of final donor funding approval, we are seeking a Regional Journalism and Media Programs Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean with experience in journalism and management to oversee all journalism support staff, including experts in media development, disinformation, and investigative reporting as well as support and oversight of consultants, partnering media outlets and civil society organizations.
The role, which can be located in Mexico City or remotely, will enable IWPR’s LAC Office to build a greater understanding of the needs of journalists, the threats faced by independent media, including local forms of disinformation in the region, physical and digital attacks and financial insecurity, amongst others. The Coordinator will report to the Regional Program Director.
The Regional Journalism and Media Programs Manager for LAC will coordinate all of the regional office’s activities related to journalism training and mentoring, supervising a team of journalism and media experts, as well as institutional partners, and ensuring excellence is delivered in terms of beneficiary selection, quality of education service and mentoring services and international standard publications. They will be in charge of coordinating with IWPR Project Managers to ensure that all the journalism-related training and publication deliverables of their team are delivered on time and to the highest standard. They will also build ties with national, regional and international media outlets for republication opportunities and with other international and local civil society partners to articulate work and coordinate activities.
In a chief editor role, they will approve all final outputs for publication and distribution, as well as maintain editorial oversight to ensure international standards of journalism and consistent professional norms are upheld in every editorial decision. They will ensure timely and high-delivery of services by all staff, contractors, partners and beneficiaries, as well as support and troubleshoot programmatic and administrative issues. The selected individual will also manage a Regional Security Coordinator ensuring journalist protection activities consistently meet the evolving needs of journalists and media outlets in LAC.
They will support staff and consultants to ensure ongoing monitoring and evaluation of their programs’ results. They are expected to remain abreast of the latest global discussions and academic research around journalism and media development incorporating evidence-based approaches into program design as well as sharing lessons learned with key stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
Skills and Abilities
Commensurate with experience. Salary Range $3,200-$4,400.
Mexico City or remote complying with business hours from 9:00 to 17:00 CST.
Application & Deadline
To apply: Please attach your latest CV, a cover letter, at least two professional references (including at least one recent direct supervisor) and your salary expectations.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The deadline for application is October 17, 2021
IWPR is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. We encourage applications from suitably qualifies candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds who can help continue to evolve our culture and contribute to an inclusive environment.
Principals only. No calls please. Only those who have been selected for interviews will be contacted. IWPR will never ask for payment for recruitment.
The Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) is an independent not-for-profit organization that works with media and civil society to promote positive change in conflict zones, closed societies and countries in transition around the…
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