Reporters Without Borders / Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) is recruiting a Director for its Asian Bureau

Who are Reporters Without Borders (RSF)?
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is an international non-profit organization defending the freedom to be informed and to inform others throughout the world. Today, 30 years after its creation, Reporters Without Borders has the experience and on-the-ground support to defend freedom of information on a global scale. Reporters Without Borders accomplishes its work thanks to its wide network of correspondents in 130 countries, its 13 offices (Paris, London, Berlin, Brussels, Geneva, Helsinki, Rome, Madrid, Stockholm, Vienna, Rio de Janeiro, Tunis, and Washington D.C.) and its consultative status at the United Nations, UNESCO and the Council of Europe. As a leading defender of the freedom of information, Reporters Without Borders alternates public interventions and effective behind the scenes action.

Asian Bureau Chief
Target start date: 1st Quarter 2017
Location: Taipei (to be confirmed)
Type: Full time, but could initially be Part time depending on candidate credentials and experience
Organization: Reporters Without Borders/Reporters sans frontières (RSF)

Principal tasks and responsibilities will include:
● Implementing RSF’s advocacy and other activities in the region (mostly China & Japan). As Bureau evolves, scope of territorial activity in region may broaden under Paris supervision.
● Monitoring freedom of information and violations in region.
● Representing RSF in media interviews, conferences and meetings with officials
● Identifying needs and coordinating direct support and training to journalists and netizens
● Identifying potential local partners
● Providing input to advocacy strategy, project submissions and fundraising activities directed from Paris

The Asian Bureau chief will report to RSF’s secretary general and its delegates based in Paris.

Three to five years of relevant professional experience…
The ideal candidate will have direct experience or be familiar with:
● Journalism and media outlets
● Freedom of information or human rights issues in the region
● Project management in “challenging” situations (and countries)
● Research and development of local networks to aid in achievement of organization mandate
● Solid communication (oral, written, presentation) and social skills are essential.
● Candidates should also know how to work effectively remotely (i.e. be autonomous), though they will receive support and direction from Paris office.

Language skills
Fluency in English, Mandarin and French required.

How to apply
For immediate consideration, please forward your CV and cover letter to indicating “Asian director” in subject line.