Work for RSF

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is an international NGO that defends and promotes media freedom and has consultative status with the United Nations, UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the International Organization of the Francophonie.

With a headquarters in Paris, bureaux in 12 cities worldwide (including Washington, Brussels, Tunis and Rio de Janeiro) and a network of correspondents in 130 countries, we are able to mobilize support for our campaigns, to challenge governments and to wield influence.

Reporters Without Borders / Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) is recruiting

  • Director Journalism & Technology (San Francisco)

For the United States, the Director will develop, implement and promote the organization’s position regarding journalism and technology via regular interaction with both RSF’s Washington D.C. bureau and its Paris headquarters, as well as develop the organization’s influence in the Western region of the United States.


  • Advocacy & Communications: Implement, develop and promote RSF’s advocacy strategies and campaigns regarding technology issues (e.g. algorithms, AI, etc.) with tech companies (GAFA), government agencies, IGOs, NGOs, institutions, partners and communities. In addition, the Director will contribute to the organization’s broader U.S. based advocacy work driven from RSF’s Washington D.C. bureau.
  • Research: Conduct research and produce communication materials on the impact of the latest developments in technology on press freedom under the supervision of the Journalism and Technology desk in Paris. Represent RSF at key events in the internet freedom space. Answer media requests and grow RSF relationships with major Western region U.S. press (both traditional publications and new media).
  • Development: In coordination with the organization’s Washington D.C. bureau and Paris headquarters, cultivate new donor relationships for RSF’s work in the United States and worldwide on internet freedom issues and more broadly if appropriate.

Required qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 4 years of experience in a combination of the following related competencies:

  • Experience in journalistic innovation and press freedom issues
  • Strong familiarity with social media network policies that impact journalism
  • Understanding of technology issues and their political impact
  • Experience working within or with tech companies, and having cultivated a reliable network of key actors
  • Experience planning and managing advocacy campaigns, and in particular on behalf of human rights non-profit organizations
  • Experience writing advocacy and communication materials
  • Experience working with the media as a reporter or editor
  • Experience in public speaking
  • Personal commitment to RSF's mission

The ideal candidate will meet the following additional requirements:

  • Exceptional communications (written and oral), organizational, project management and interpersonal skills
  • Experienced at initiating and cultivating relationships with key contacts
  • High energy level, self-motivated and disciplined to set and achieve work goals
  • Ability to innovate and problem solve
  • Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with overseas staff
  • Ability to produce high-quality work on short deadline
  • Travel could be expected
  • Native English speaker, French language ability is a plus
  • Applicants must possess authorization to work in the United States
  • This position is open until filled

Employment type : Full time

Professional level : Professional

Salary details : 40 hours a week, Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

Benefits : Package of benefits, including health insurance, 5 weeks of paid annual leave, and federal holidays.

Job Function : Advocacy

To apply: Send letter/resume/salary requirements and writing samples to