Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) sets global standards for how technology companies should respect users’ human rights. We produce an annual Corporate Accountability Index that ranks the world's most powerful internet, mobile, and telecommunications companies on their disclosed commitments and policies affecting users’ freedom of expression and privacy. Index results inform the work of civil society, policymakers, and responsible investors, and serve as a roadmap for companies to improve their accountability to users. RDR is housed within the Open Technology Institute (OTI) at New America, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States. RDR operates as a remote team, with staff working from D.C., New York, Berlin, and Budapest. For more about the project please see our website at https://rankingdigitalrights.org.
Job Description Summary
Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) seeks a full-time Communications and Operations Associate to support RDR’s external communications, outreach, and operations activities. This team member will help communicate RDR’s work, and the Corporate Accountability Index, to global stakeholders and support operations for the team. We are a small team with opportunities for developing new skills and to gain experience working in the field of business and human rights, and in exploring the relationship between human rights and technology.
The Communications and Operations Associate will work from New America’s Washington DC office. They will report to RDR’s Senior Research and Editorial Manager and also work closely with the Program Manager and Director. Activities include drafting and publishing social media content, maintaining the RDR website, helping develop and implement our communications plan, organizing RDR’s contact lists, assisting with RDR’s publications and other outreach activities, coordinating travel logistics and meetings, and supporting tracking and documentation for grant reports.
Starting Salary: $46,000
Please submit a resume, cover letter, brief writing sample (2-3 pages maximum), plus at least one example of previous work that displays some aptitude with design, layout, and/or Web publishing.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, so early submissions are recommended.
Please No phone calls, No emails
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