The majority of Global Voices contributors are volunteers, but we also have some paid editorships and leadership positions. If you wish to get involved as an author, please check our author application page. If you wish to join our translation efforts, please use this contact form.

Global Voices is an equal opportunity employer and has no physical headquarters. Applications from citizens of all countries are welcome. For best results, please read our About page and FAQs before applying to any role. Contact information and further details can be found within the job postings.

Recent Listings 

Lingua project Lead

Global Voices seeks a person to lead our Lingua project, which focuses on supporting our community of primarily volunteer translators, who translate our stories into upwards of 40 languages. We are interested in candidates with the following: deep knowledge of translation practices, editorial skills and experience, experience in editorial and advocacy partnership management, community leadership and guidance, project management skills, and facility with WordPress publishing platforms.

The Lingua project collaborates with most aspects of Global Voices activities, ensuring that our work is available in a wide range of languages, advocating for the advancement of the multilingual internet, and helping to conceptualize and run multilingual projects that expand open access to information and knowledge.

The position is near full-time or full-time and will be treated as a freelance contract.

To apply: Email the following items to jobs AT globalvoices DOT org, with the subject line Global Voices Lingua Lead: [your name]:

  • A cover letter in English that highlights your work and explains why you would be a good fit for the position
  • Your CV

Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm EST (GMT -4) on February 25, 2022.

See full job description.

Regional Editor, Greater Central Asia

Global Voices is seeking a Regional Editor for Greater Central Asia, to work in our Newsroom.  We are looking for a writer and editor with a deep understanding of and curiosity about all facets of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

The Regional Editor will be responsible both for editing stories written by Global Voices’ volunteer contributors and for writing stories about the region. Global Voices stories focus on topics such as internet culture, freedom of speech online, technology and digital rights, human rights, diversity and representation, and language diversity.

The Regional Editor will also work with a diverse community of contributors who write stories, share ideas for stories, and set the editorial agenda for the region by proposing ideas, sharing knowledge, and providing leads.

Submit a résumé and a cover letter in English that highlights your work and explains why you would be a good fit for the position to, with the subject line: Regional Editor for Greater Central Asia: your name. Please attach your cover letter as a .doc or .pdf file in addition to including it in the body of your e-mail.

The application deadline is 11:59pm EST (GMT -4) on January 24 , 2023.

See full job description.

Researchers, Civic Media Observatory

Global Voices is seeking media ecosystem analysts to work as researchers in our Civic Media Observatory.

We are presently seeking researchers with expertise in the following countries and languages: Bangla, Assamese, English), Bangladesh (Bangla), Afghanistan (Dari, Pashto), Mali (Bambara, French), Turkey (Turkish), Russia (Russian), Nicaragua (Spanish). Researchers should either be based or have strong knowledge and ongoing access to local information from these countries.

Global Voices’ Civic Media Observatory investigates and decodes how people understand information and create knowledge in complex and seemingly chaotic media ecosystems. Observatory research identifies and tracks key themes and narrative frames that emerge around events, trends and other phenomena, and explains the context and subtext of local, vernacular, and multilingual media. Media items (e.g. Facebook posts, articles, other social media content, videos), are used as examples that assert themes and narrative frames.

We are seeking candidates with deep knowledge of local media ecosystems, including mass media, social media platforms, open internet, and offline media sources, analytic and critical skills, local language skills, ability to work in databases, and professional-level spoken and written English.

Researchers work in Airtable, a relational database, to input analysis, and follow Civic Media Observatory methods, in which researchers connect media items, narrative frames, themes, media sources, and people and entities of interest. The result is an impressive constellation of information, shared with partners, the Global Voices community, and the public.

Researchers are employed part-time on project-based contracts.

This slide presentation contains more information about Civic Media Observatory methods.

To see an example of Civic Media Observatory results, see our Ethiopia research and dataset, and our stories about China’s Belt & Road Initiative

Email the following items to observatory AT globalvoices DOT org, with the subject line Global Voices Civic Media Observatory Researchers: [your name]:

  • A cover letter in English that highlights your work and explains why you would be a good fit for the position
  • Your CV

See full job description.

Country-level researchers for Advox

Advox, the digital rights initiative of Global Voices, is seeking researchers to conduct, present, and communicate research for a project on networked societies and authoritarianism in selected countries and territories, including: Myanmar, India, Tanzania, Egypt, Morocco, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, Cameroon, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Mexico, Hong Kong, Philippines.

Country researchers will be responsible for implementing the project’s research goals at a national level, collaborating with other country-level researchers on cross-cutting issues, and for producing commentary and analysis for Advox that will support the amplification of the work.

To apply:

Email a résumé and a cover letter in English that highlights your work and explains why you would be a great fit for Global Voices to, with the subject line: Advox Project researcher: [your name]. The application deadline is 11:59pm ET (GMT -5) on December 3, 2021.

See the full job description.

Project editor/coordinator for Advox

Advox, the digital rights initiative of Global Voices, is seeking a project editor/coordinator to support the implementation of Advox projects and the Advox programme, edit and manage the Advox website and support outreach and community management.

the editor/coordinator will also work on a project that aims to analyze, document and report on the growing phenomenon of the use of digital communications technology to enforce and advance authoritarian governance. This project will create a framework for analysis, build a workflow and method for tracking, documenting, and amplifying incidents and cases for relevant audiences, and produce reporting on a series of cases. The project editor/coordinator will support the project director in coordinating editorial activities and managing a team of independent researchers around the world to ensure the timely completion of project deliverables. 

To apply:

Email a résumé and a cover letter in English that highlights your work and explains why you would be a great fit for Global Voices to, with the subject line: Advox Project editor/coordinator: [your name]. The application deadline is 11:59pm ET (GMT -5) on December 3, 2021.

See the full job description.

8 Reasons to Work for Global Voices

  1. Our people: You won’t come across a more diverse, understanding, passionate, kind and giving community than Global Voices. When we aren’t reporting the best of citizen and social web on Global Voices, we are busy being change-makers. Our borderless, largely volunteer community of more than 800 writers, activists, online media experts and translators are also influential journalists, politicians, academics, entrepreneurs and activists in their own countries.
  2. Our culture: We value curiosity, honesty and connectedness in the name of understanding and friendship across borders. Our goal is to empower people who value justice, equality and empathy.
  3. Our mission: We are a mission-driven non-profit. All Global Voices staff members uphold our culture working towards the collective good of our community, our organization and our online audience. We work to find the most compelling and important stories coming from marginalized and misrepresented communities. We speak out against online censorship and support new ways for people to gain access to the Internet.
  4. We are virtual: We don’t have a physical office, but work as a virtual community across multiple time zones, often from our homes, cafés or public libraries. The means you can work from home in your pajamas or while you are travelling the world (as long as you have a reliable internet connection).
  5. Our innovative newsroom: Global Voices has been leading the conversation on citizen media reporting since 2005. Our newsroom is unique – it's completely virtual, our writers are volunteers, our sources are multilingual and live on the Internet. Our newsgathering focus is on trending news, freedom of speech issues, online censorship, activism, and stories that are underreported or misrepresented in mainstream media. We curate, verify and translate trending news and stories you might be missing on the Internet, from blogs, independent press and social media in 167 countries. Many of the world's most interesting and important stories aren't in just one place. Sometimes they’re scattered in bits and pieces across the Internet, in blog posts and tweets, and in multiple languages. These are the stories we accurately report on Global Voices—and translate into up to 30 languages, including Malagasy, Bangla and Aymara.
  6. Editorial values you can brag about:Since we are a mission-driven newsroom, we’ve developed a nuanced and rigorous editorial code that does justice to our activism and journalistic integrity.
  7. Our summits: We organize summits for our global contributors and the public to meet face-to-face. Hundreds have met in eight different countries in the past 10 years. Our summits and Arab Bloggers Meetings (we held the first one three years before the official “Arab Spring”) have gathered the most innovative and inspirational digital and citizen media activists around the world for workshops and discussions. The two- to four-day meetings spark new friendships and impressive collaborations across borders. Great food, excursions and music always finds a place in the schedule.
  8. Access to a friendly travel guide, almost everywhere: Many of us find excuses to travel and meet Global Voices colleagues across the world. We are a community of curious and thrifty travelers who tend to keep our couches reserved for fellow Global Voices members.

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