Employment

Assistant Editor

The assistant editor position is a full-time paid job offering exceptional training in serious journalism. Previous assistant editors have included recent graduates from undergraduate and master’s programs. Candidates should have a serious interest in international relations, a flair for writing, and a facility with the English language. The assistant editor works for one year, starting in July or August. 

Applications will be due February 2, 2015. Please check back here for details on how to apply.

The following positions are also open:

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., New York, NY 10065
FAX: (212) 434-9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Deputy Web Editor, Foreign Affairs
Salary: Based on experience and education

Foreign Affairs is looking for a deputy web editor to join our editorial team. He/she will help manage the site's editorial activities; conceptualize, commission, and edit various online features; and form short- and long-term development priorities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Significant editing experience
  • Experience with digital publishing, social media, and multimedia editing
  • Ability to juggle a wide range of tasks on short deadlines and work well with writers, editors, Web producers, and circulation and advertising staff
  • Strong understanding of foreign policy and international affairs
  • Master's degree in a relevant field or equivalent professional experience (preferred)

The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, three writing samples, and a 500-word statement outlining a vision for how Foreign Affairs should develop its Web presence to: FA_jobs@cfr.org
You can also mail your materials to:

Deputy Web Editor Search

Foreign Affairs
58 E. 68th St.
New York, NY 10065

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., New York, NY 10065
FAX: (212) 434-9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Associate Director, Global Communications and Media Relations
Salary: Based on experience and education

The Global Communications and Media Relations office works to promote the Council on Foreign Relations’ programs, publications, and scholars. It uses the full complement of channels and platforms to reach target audiences, including traditional and social media outreach, webcasts, podcasts, conference calls, and press briefings.

The Associate Director is responsible for positioning and promoting CFR, with a primary focus on the media relations efforts for Foreign Affairs magazine and its website, ForeignAffairs.com.

The major responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement communications and media relations strategies for Foreign Affairs print and online content, including tracking impact and results.
  • Write and edit press communications and marketing materials for Foreign Affairs and CFR.
  • Coordinate marketing strategy meetings for each issue of Foreign Affairs, special sections, ebooks, and other products.
  • Execute targeted press campaigns for print and web-only content.
  • Leverage the profile and reach of Foreign Affairs authors and editorial staff by arranging broadcast and other press opportunities.
  • Develop and implement social media outreach campaigns and oversee Foreign Affairs video content and series.
  • Manage media at on-the-record events.
  • Oversee and manage the Foreign Affairs newsletter for media, Foreign Affairs DIRECT.
  • Support the Vice President with branding and messaging Foreign Affairs and CFR content.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5+ years of related experience in media relations
  • Excellent writing skills, and extensive experience writing news releases and copy editing, a must
  • Proven knowledge of and interest in current U.S. foreign policy and international affairs
  • Excellent communication and consensus-building skills
  • Experience developing and implementing social media strategies
  • Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and database management
  • Candidates must have the ability and willingness to work flexible hours when necessary
  • Degree in Communications, International Affairs, or related field
  • Candidates must be flexible, proactive, organized, and able to function in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy.

Foreign Affairs is the leading publication on foreign policy both in readers and influence. Across its main properties—including the flagship magazine, award-winning website, and iPad app—Foreign Affairs reaches a total monthly audience of more than 800,000. Foreign Affairs is also frequently ranked among the top ten most influential media outlets by independent research firms like Erdos & Morgan.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address. 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: July 2014

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