Title: Editorial Assistant
Type: Full Time
Department: Foreign Affairs
Location: New York, New York
Foreign Affairs is the leading journal in the field of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. The Editorial department currently has an opening for an Editorial Assistant. The principal functions of this position will include (but are not limited to):
- Handling day to day clerical duties, including word processing, scheduling, proofreading and maintaining files
- Providing administrative support to the Managing Editor, including scheduling, booking travel, handling correspondence, and responding to requests for information
- Researching specific areas, finding articles, writing research briefs, analyzing data sets, and tracking news as requested by the Managing Editor
- Assisting with the clerical duties of the Business Administrator/Assistant to the Editor and covering for her when she is out of the office
- Assisting with fact-checking of articles for Foreign Affairs
- Processing contracts for authors
- Helping the Books Editor (requesting galleys, sending books to reviewers, etc.)
- Maintaining the file system for unsolicited manuscripts
- BA in International Relations, Political Science, or a related field, with high academic credentials.
- Candidates with 2 years related office and internship experience
- Good communication skills and team spirit
- Strong computer skills -- knowledge of MS Word and Excel required; MAC familiarity a plus
- Some proofreading skills and experience a plus
Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, offices in Washington, D.C., and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. The Council’s 4700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. The Council publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on the Council’saward winning website, CFR.org.
Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above contact information. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.
Posted: June 2013