The Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ), an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that advocates for justice through accountability for human rights abuses around the world, seeks a Digital Communications Specialist. Someone experienced in the social media/digital world will be a critical addition to our dynamic team during this exciting time of organizational growth. The ideal candidate will have outstanding written communication skills and be creative, self-motivated, and able to work well under pressure. They will support the development of our social media/digital communications strategy, launch new social media accounts, and lead digital branding efforts for CFJ. They will be steeped in the latest social media/digital practices and technologies and will monitor search engine optimization (SEO) and user engagement. They will keep the CFJ website up-to-date and produce textual and visual content for digital and other CFJ external communications. They will support impactful advocacy campaigns and raise awareness of CFJ and its initiatives, TrialWatch and The Docket, and coordinate with the communications team at The Sentry, a CFJ strategic partner.
TrialWatch is a CFJ initiative that monitors criminal trials and advocates for victims of injustice around the world. TrialWatch focuses on judicial proceedings against those who are most vulnerable: journalists, women, the LGBTQ community, minorities, and human rights defenders. TrialWatch recruits monitors who complete our UN-approved online training program and uses a customized app developed with Microsoft to record their observations. Using this data, a legal expert grades the trial and writes a “Fairness Report” examining the extent to which the trial complied with international legal standards. When an injustice occurs, we conduct or fund legal advocacy in domestic, regional, or international forums. Once we have gathered enough data, we will create a Global Justice Ranking that we will use to press for systemic reform.
The Docket pursues accountability for individual and corporate perpetrators and enablers of genocide, crimes against humanity, and other international crimes and supports survivors in their efforts to obtain justice. In collaboration with diverse partners, this initiative combines multi-disciplinary investigations, legal action, and advocacy to bring the perpetrators to justice, obtain redress for survivors, and achieve long-lasting systemic change.
Reporting to the Senior Media Relations Manager and working in close coordination with the Senior Management Team (SMT):
Commensurate with experience and competitive with other not-for-profit organizations
As soon as possible
Submit a resume, a cover letter, two writing samples (each three pages or less), and a list of 3 references to email@example.com no later than December 15, 2020
CFJ is committed to diversity in its workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religious beliefs, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.