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Media Associate

Post Date:Dec 22, 2021Type:Full time
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Location: United States - New York - New York Job Reference:
Job Description:

Who we are:

The Media Department at Human Rights Watch (HRW) houses our written and visual media teams, including Communications, Multimedia and Digital. We are the connecting tissue between our expert research and our audiences. We communicate our research in all formats—written, visual, audio, and press, to raise public awareness of the human rights violations HRW investigates and documents.

Who you are:

As the Media Department’s Associate, you are someone with great administrative, communication, time management, and organizational skills. In this role, you are able to support all Media teams in a very efficient manner.  Your interest in international human rights and global media is advantageous.

The Job:

The Media Department is seeking a fixed-term, full-time Associate to provide administrative and organizational support to its teams for 12 months. This position reports to the Chief Communications Officer and its Deputy based in Washington D.C, and Toronto.

Due to COVID-19, many of our global offices are operating in reduced capacities. The successful candidate may be required to work remotely as local mandates necessitate. We recognize that this moment, during the pandemic, is a uniquely difficult time for most people, particularly those with caregiving responsibilities, and we aim to be as flexible and supportive as possible in both the recruitment for and onboarding of this position.


1. Providing day-to-day administrative support to the Chief Communications Officer, including managing diary, scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements.

2. Recording, tracking, and processing the Media Department’s finances.

3. Providing administrative support to the Media Department teams, which includes assisting with contracts, scheduling and taking minutes at meetings, and responding to requests for information.

4. Assist with maintenance of department’s databases, creating and maintaining extensive filing and archiving systems.

5. Liaising with other departments in HRW on all things organizational and/or administrative.

6. Support the development of HRW’s presence on social media and HRW’s social media accounts. 

7. Coordinate the logistics and organization of media events such as press conferences and press briefings.

8. Assist with recruiting and coordinating interns and recruiting division staff.

9. Maintain communication among HRW offices, global staff, and external partners.

10. Perform other responsibilities as may be required.


Experience: A minimum of one year of relevant work experience is required

Education: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required.

Related Skills and Knowledge:

1. Strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail and problem solving are essential for success in this role. Prior office/administration experience is required.

2. Ability to prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently, as well as function as a member of a team with staff in multiple locations, is required.

3. Proficiency in computer packages including MS Office applications is required. 

4. The ability to work well under pressure and to manage multiple priorities, working effectively toward deadlines is required.

5. Excellent oral and written communications skills in English are required; proficiency in another language is highly preferred.

6. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiences

7. Interest in international human rights and media is preferred.

Other:  Applicants for this position must possess valid work authorization for the location where they would be based; HRW is unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role.

Salary and Benefits: Human Rights Watch offers competitive salary and comprehensive employer-paid benefits. If based in the United States, the salary range begins at $49,838.

How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by January 16, 2022, by visiting our online job portal at and attaching a cover letter and a resume, preferably as PDF files. No calls or email inquiries, please. Applications must be complete to receive considerations, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Human Rights Watch does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

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Contact Information
Human Rights Watch
HRW Recruitment
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118
United States
Ph: 2122904700
Fax: 2122904700

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