Global Voices is hiring an advocacy director

Global Voices ( is seeking a part-time Advocacy Director. The advocacy director will coordinate Global Voices's efforts in supporting online freedom of expression. This will include responsibility for building online relationships between national anti-censorship and anti-net filtering movements, interacting with international press freedom organizations, producing educational guides to anti-censorship tools and reporting on the movement for the Global Voices website.

Suitable candidates will have a strong understanding of the international blogosphere, technical understanding of the mechanisms of internet filtering and circumvention (proxies, Tor, anonymizing techniques), and journalism or technical writing experience. Active involvement in developing world anticensorship efforts is a strong plus, as is active involvement in the Global Voices community.

Global Voices expects that the Advocacy Director will focus 20-25 hours per week on the position, with a great deal of schedule flexibility. Some international travel is required as part of the position, including attendance at the Global Voices annual meeting (travel funding will be provided.) The Advocacy director reports to the acting managing director of Global Voices, and later to the managing director – the advocacy director will be expected to participate in the Global Voices editorial process, serving alongside regional editors, translation editors and our human rights video editor, and to contribute advocacy-related posts to the Global Voices website.

Update Several people have asked if this job requires relocation. It does not. All Global Voices jobs are virtual – people work from their home countries and connect with other Global Voices staff via the Internet. This job is open to residents of any nation.

We are able to offer an annual salary of $25-30,000 USD for this position, based on experience. To apply, please send a letter of interest along with CV or resume to


  • Not that I appear to be suitably qualified, but is the position open worldwide?

  • Yes, Naadir, anyone from any country in the world may apply for the position.

  • i am fowarding this to friends who may be qualified for this. thanks!

  • John

    Will the accepted candidate be required to relocate? Or do you feel that the job be done from whatever country via the Internet?

  • Nathan:
    We worked together at Tripod and I’ve been looking for you for a while because I could use your advice in setting up a microloan system in northern Mumbai, India that would primarily focus on creative artists and develop a cottage industry with worldwide access to their products via the internet. I have watched what you have done and have been inspired by your work.

    Right now, while working a “real job” to pay the bills, I have been rescuing greyhounds from Wisconsin racetracks and finding good homes for them. We have successfully closed two of the three racetracks in that state. My own rescued greyhound gives back by regularly working as a pet therapy dog for our injured vets coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan.

    As I used to live in India, I am well aware of the situation I am facing regarding government officials and establishing a non-profit as an ex-pat, but my main concern is how to get seed funding to start the project and how one proceeds to endowments to continue growth and expansion into other areas of India (and hopefully other areas in the Indian Ocean and Asia). I could surely use your advice in getting this off the ground. Please contact me if you’d be interested in sharing your experiences, at your earliest convenience.

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