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[NOW CLOSED] We are recruiting for a Network Coordinator: Legal Network for Journalists at Risk

[NOW CLOSED] We are recruiting for a Network Coordinator: Legal Network for Journalists at Risk

Network Coordinator: role summary

Media Defence is looking for a highly motivated individual to join the team as a Coordinator for the Legal Network for Journalists at Risk (LNJAR). Media Defence is a Steering Committee Member of the LNJAR. In this role, you will oversee the day-to-day operations of the LNJAR, which provides legal support to journalists.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in legal support to journalists. You will also have experience in project management, alongside excellent coordination and communication skills. Additionally, you will have good knowledge of global press freedom issues and humanitarian response. Your main responsibilities will be focused on ensuring the smooth organisation and logistics of the LNJAR. You will do this in coordination with Media Defence’s Senior Legal Manager. Moreover, you will be an enthusiastic team player with great organisational skills and a keen eye for detail.

About Media Defence

Media Defence is a charity that helps media to defend their rights. We support independent media, journalists and citizen journalists who are under legal threat by making sure that lawyers are available to defend them. We engage in strategic litigation to improve the regulatory environment for media freedom. Additionally, we make grants to organisations in various countries to run media defence programmes. Lastly, we build the capacity of the lawyers and organisations we work with on issues of media law. Media Defence was set up in 2008 and has established itself as a leader in the field.

Job Description & Person Specification

For the full job description and person specification please see here: Network Coordinator Job Description 2022.

To apply for this role, please email your CV and covering letter referencing ‘Network Coordinator’ to recruitment@mediadefence.org by 28 July 2022.

Closing date: 28 July 2022

Interviews expected to take in place during the first half of August 2022.

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