Career Opportunities

Welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations Career Opportunities homepage, where you can learn more about employment with our organization.

CFR offers exceptional opportunities for individuals at all levels in their careers, from recent graduates interested in our openings for Research Associates and Program Assistants for pursuing a career in international relations, to skilled professionals in a service area such as development or information services.

Below are links to current openings at the Council on Foreign Relations. CFR updates this section on a daily basis. The Council on Foreign Relations also offers volunteer internships for college students, graduate students, or graduates focusing on international relations or pursuing a career in foreign policy or a related field.

Please click on How to Apply for more information on how to submit your application.

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Associate Director, Global Communications and Media Relations


Posted: July 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on experience and education Type: Full Time Department: Global Communications and Media Relations

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 below 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

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Building Engineer, Facility Operations


Posted: March 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Facility Operations

The headquarters for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is housed in the historic landmark Harold Pratt Mansion as well as the state-of-the-art Peterson Conference Center. This combined space is used for several hundred meetings a year.

The Building Engineer will report to the Deputy Director, Building Operations. The position will be responsible for assisting with daily maintenance and repair of all building systems and equipment, as well as for assisting with the maintenance of the overall appearance of the facility. This will include maintenance and repair work on HVAC, boiler, heating, refrigeration, water, and energy systems.

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist with ensuring that all building systems (e.g. mechanical, electrical, fire protection, BMS, etc.) are operated and maintained in an effective and safe way
  • Assist with the coordination of outside contractor work
  • Complete work orders for a variety of assignments, including carpentry, painting, plastering, furniture set ups, office relocations, inventory, and specialized cleaning projects
  • Assist with emergency response management, including assisting with a response to medical emergencies and building evacuation drills.
  • Assist with response to inclement weather; including snow removal upon request
  • Interact with staff, guests, and members in a professional and responsive manner
  • Assist with event logistics upon request, including ensuring that rooms are set up correctly (including checking temperature set points and room cleanliness), coordinating load-in and load-outs by vendors, and responding to maintenance requests during the event

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years of related building operations and maintenance experience, preferably in a high profile, owner-owned property of architectural significance
  • Related education and training: minimum of High School Diploma or GED equivalent strongly preferred
  • Experience and proven familiarity with the operation, maintenance and basic repair of HVAC, mechanical, and electrical systems, including boilers, cooling towers, pumps and water/plumbing system. Knowledge of automatic temperature controls and building management systems
  • Operational knowledge of fire detection and notification systems strongly preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service attitude
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Ability to lift and carry weight in excess of 50 pounds (i.e. - packages, office furniture, etc.)
  • Highest level of dependability and professionalism
  • Ability to work in the event of inclement weather
  • Standard work schedule is from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday; and 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. Applicants should have the ability to work flexible and periodic long hours, including periodically on holidays and in the event of inclement weather
  • Work status: Essential personnel; non-exempt

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on international affairs. CFR provides commentary and analysis about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org, on ForeignAffairs.com, and through social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program including an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the below 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

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Deputy Director, Education Strategy and Marketing


Posted: September 2014 Location: New York Type: Full Time Department: Education

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Deputy Director, Education Strategy and Marketing

Location: New York, NY

Salary: Based on education and experience

The goal of CFR's education initiative is to help prepare students and the interested public to better understand the world. CFR will leverage its existing content about global affairs, repurposing and repackaging much of it specifically for college educators and students, as well as for life-long learners. In addition, we are creating dynamic new education products, including a U.S. national security policy simulation program and modular learning materials on the fundamentals of international relations and U.S. foreign policy. Finally, CFR is investing significantly in creating new distribution channels for its resources.

The Deputy Director for Education Strategy and Marketing will report directly to the Vice President, Education.

The principal responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Designing, leading, implementing and maintaining new marketing and distribution strategies for CFR's educational programming that will engage college administrators and professors, employers, lifelong learners, and other audiences, including select high schools
  • Identifying, researching, and managing strategic marketing and distribution opportunities, including partnerships, sponsorships, and speaking engagements for CFR staff
  • Developing and implementing social media campaigns and overseeing web content related to the education initiative
  • Growing the digital presence of CFR's education materials, including CFR's education microsite and social media
  • Leading the development, design and distribution of marketing collateral associated with CFR's education products and programming
  • Designing and conducting focus groups with educators and students in order to inform the content and delivery of CFR's educational materials
  • Collaborating with education team members and an advisory board to continuously assess and refine CFR's educational programming to ensure its effectiveness and relevance

Qualifications

  • 5+ years' related experience in fields such as marketing or publishing; experience in marketing educational products and services to colleges strongly preferred
  • Degree in business, education or a related field
  • Ability to work well independently and as a proactive, collaborative member of a team
  • Knowledge of current trends and issues in the college-level education market
  • Strong understanding of digital marketing in the education space

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations 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. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

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: September 2014

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Director, Corporate Member Relations


Posted: October 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Corporate Affairs

The Corporate Program, the Council's primary point of contact with the private sector, offers a unique forum for executives of approximately 165 leading business and financial firms to explore issues at the nexus of business and foreign policy. The Council's corporate member companies are offered an array of programming options, including conference calls, roundtable discussions, general meetings, and a two-day annual conference held in the spring. The Corporate Affairs team manages corporate membership benefits and the involvement of corporate member companies in activities of the Council, works across the organization to highlight Council resources for the business community, and participates in the organization's fundraising priorities.

The responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Work closely with the Managing Director, Corporate Affairs to develop strategies for strengthening engagement with corporate member companies, and to formulate overall stewardship and retention strategies
  • Serve as the primary liaison with corporate member companies in the New York area, maintaining strong relationships with executives and company representatives; conducting regular outreach meetings; apprising corporate members of corporate membership benefits; and connecting corporate member companies with relevant CFR resources, programming, and experts
  • Serve as an internal resource on member companies expertise, and collaborating with other departments to involve executives from corporate member companies in CFR's work
  • Working with the Managing Director, Corporate Affairs to identify and develop opportunities for corporate sponsorships/partnerships; and working with others across the organization on fundraising priorities
  • Supervising the member relations staff, including setting their priorities and investing in their professional development; and assist in managing other departmental staff
  • Working with Corporate Program staff and across the organization to ensure programming relevant to business
  • Representing the department in selected cross-departmental initiatives

Qualifications:

  • 8 or more years related experience, preferably in an external relations, client management, fundraising, or development role
  • Interest in or understanding of the policy issues that affect international business
  • Experience in relationship building, member or client engagement, strategic planning, and managing multiple relationships and projects concurrently
  • Direct supervisory experience required, preferably in a fast-paced, deadline driven, and collaborative environment
  • Outstanding writing, editing, communications, and presentation skills
  • Keen attention to detail and well-honed organizational skills
  • Degree in international relations, political affairs, business administration, or related field
  • Ability to work flexible hours, attend evening and early morning events

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations 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. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

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 October 2014

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Event Operations Associate


Posted: August 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on experience Type: Full Time Department: Facility and Event Operations

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Event Operations Associate

Salary: Based on experience

The Council on Foreign Relations is the nation's premier foreign policy think tank; housed in the historic Harold Pratt mansion as well as the state-of-the-art Peterson Conference Center. The space is used for several hundred meetings a year, and is one of the most sought after locations in Manhattan to rent for corporate meetings, weddings, and other special events.

This position will be part of the event management team and will work as part of a team to ensure smooth execution of events.

The Event Operations Associate will work on average 28 hours per week; hours and schedules will fluctuate based on event activity.

The principal responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting with light food preparation including continental breakfast items, lunch buffets, and cocktail receptions
  • Serving food and beverages to guests at events upon request
  • Assisting with logistics prior to an event, such as checking on furniture set up, overseeing that rooms are properly cleaned and restrooms are stocked, and monitoring temperature set points
  • Managing the load in and load out of vendors such as caterers, florists, and photographers; including giving them direction and ensuring they are following CFR's vendor procedures
  • Interacting with CFR staff, guests, and vendors, including providing a timely response to any requests
  • Assisting with the physical setup and breakdown of event rooms upon request, including furniture, a/v equipment, and lighting
  • Assisting with inventory control, such as filling condiments and stocking linens
  • Assist with event maintenance projects upon request
  • Providing post-event reports upon request

Qualifications:

  • Experience in the catering, hotel, or food service industry, including server experience
  • Outstanding professional demeanor and customer service skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work on a team as well as independently
  • Highest level of dependability and punctuality; proactive, flexible, and positive attitude required
  • Ability to handle heavy lifting in excess of 70 pounds (such as event furniture)
  • Availability to work a flexible and varied schedule, including some evenings and weekends, as well as in the event of inclement weather

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy.

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program including an on-site fitness center, generous leave policies, and health insurance programs.

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: August 2014

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Events Central Web Editor


Posted: October 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based on education and experience Type: Full Time Department: National Program and Outreach

The Events Central Web Editor will coordinate events-related web content for CFR, with a focus on live streaming, editorial headlines and photos, and the curation of the new Events Central portal, under the supervision of the National Program and Outreach department. The portal is a dedicated section of CFR.org for web content from CFR meetings in New York and Washington, DC. This is a six month position with the possibility of extension.

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Live Streaming Add live stream details to meeting page, monitor live streams, troubleshoot and liaise with A/V leads in New York and DC during streams, and trim/edit final video in YouTube.
  • Post-Meeting Editing Draft editorial headlines; select photos and write descriptive blurbs and pull quotes based on meeting details; edit transcripts; and alert relevant departments of finalized video, audio, and transcripts.
  • Web Production and Editing Curate content and videos that appear on the main landing page for publicized CFR events, including promoting upcoming live streams, highlighting past videos, and managing the meeting series sections.
  • Web Distribution and Promotion Research ways to promote CFR web content to the public and specialized audiences, including raising visibility on YouTube and Twitter, web view optimization, and potential organizational partners.
  • Project Support Assist National Program and Outreach department with web-based projects as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • 2+ years' related experience in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Experience in copyediting; web publishing, including CMS, HTML, and Photoshop; and uploading video content to YouTube; required.
    • Superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and proofreading skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure and to handle multiple tasks within a tight timeline.
  • Ability to independently prioritize competing deadlines and manage a high volume of work in a timely manner.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • BA in international relations, communications, journalism, or related field, and an interest in U.S. and world leaders and current foreign policy issues.
    • Ability to work flexible hours as necessary, including early mornings and evenings.

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. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the address below. 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 diverse backgrounds.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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General Manager, CFR.org


Posted: August 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based upon education and experience Type: Full Time Department: CFR.org

CFR.org is CFR's award-winning multimedia website and a leading source of foreign policy analysis. It publishes a broad mix of resources, including papers and blogs authored by CFR scholars, a series of Backgrounders on foreign policy topics, interviews with foreign policy experts, and content geared toward specific communities, such as educators, business and religious leaders, and its members. It is a comprehensive source of general information about CFR, including about its programs, scholars, and employment opportunities.

The General Manager will be responsible for developing the strategic direction for CFR.org; which will include managing a growth in multimedia content creation, overseeing an expansion of innovative digital marketing approaches, and working to build the site's audience and broaden its reach. He/she will be responsible for providing strategic management and oversight of the department's operations; and will collaborate with CFR's leadership team on content development geared to their constituents.

The General Manager will report to the Executive Vice President, and work closely with CFR' s President, vice presidents, and Editor of CFR.org.

The responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing strategic direction on the full website, including but not limited to:
    • Evaluating the design and components of the website, with a goal of making the site more intuitive and engaging for users
    • Driving innovation on the site, including developing effective ways of packaging content to increase reach
    • Developing effective metrics to measure site traffic and engagement
    • Contributing to social media strategy, digital marketing, CFR branding questions, and digital partnerships
  • Managing the operational growth in the department, including supervising departmental staff and managing the departmental budget
  • Working collaboratively with department heads on developing content that will be geared towards their constituents
  • Representing the department in cross-departmental initiatives

Qualifications:

  • Significant related experience that combines providing strategic direction on web design and digital marketing as well as content. An experienced web executive who will understand CFR content and its value, and will be able to look at the site as a whole as well as on a product level.
  • Significant management and supervisory experience in a deadline driven and collaborative environment.
  • Proven consensus building skills with internal leadership and external business partners
  • Strong experience in digital media and social media; including in the development of strategies to maximize content presence
  • Significant experience in assessing website usability and developing effective analytics
  • Understanding of digital and video production
  • Degree in related field and demonstrated interest in international relations preferred

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.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the below 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: August 2014

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Human Resources Associate


Posted: July 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based upon education and experience Type: Full Time Department: Human Resources

As part of the human resources team, the Human Resources Associate will report directly to the Director and will provide administrative support to both the Vice President and Director. The assistant will also provide administrative support to the department's functions including; training, benefits support, employee records management, employee activities, recruitment support, and reception coverage. This is a good opportunity for someone who is looking to learn and begin a career in human resources.

The principal responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing administrative support to the Vice President and Director as well as the department, including answering telephones, handling general inquiries from staff, maintaining email/fax inbox, scheduling meetings and interviews, and maintaining employee records.
  • Supporting full-lifecycle recruitment efforts for internship and entry-level full-time positions by posting position announcements, reviewing a large volume of resumes, conducting interviews and reference checks, attending career fairs, and handling other inquiries, as needed.
  • Budget, voucher, expense reporting and departmental financial support, including preparing department's monthly corporate AMEX voucher.
  • Serving as a substitute receptionist for the CFR's reception services area and providing member service's needs, including working some nights and early mornings.
  • Assisting with administration of employee benefits, HRIS processing, and database management.
  • Coordinating logistics and participating in employee activities, including health and wellness programs, brown bag lunches, professional development events, and all staff meetings.
  • Providing support for all aspects of human resources and partnering with the Vice President and Director on other departmental and institutional priorities.

Qualifications:

  • 1 or more years related human resources or administrative experience. Customer service experience at any point in career strongly preferred; please include details in resume or cover letter.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Extremely flexible, organized, and detail oriented, with strong follow-through skills.
  • Excellent judgment and communications skills, with a friendly yet professional demeanor.
  • Experience having worked on a team and supporting senior staff members.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel, including advanced functions such as mail merge. Experience with ADP, a plus.
  • Bachelor's degree in related field with high academic achievement.

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. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including generous leave policies and health insurance programs, an on-site fitness center, and professional development training.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the below 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.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Online Writer/Editor, Economics


Posted: September 2014 Location: New York Salary Rate: Based upon education and experience Type: Full Time Department: CFR.org

CFR.org is the Council's award-winning web site that is a leading source of content, analysis, and foreign policy options. It publishes a mix of resources, including interactive InfoGuides, Daily News briefs, backgrounders, and interviews with foreign policy leaders. CFR.org collaborates closely with CFR's think tank staff on its content, and features insights from CFR Fellows in a number of ways, including Expert Briefs, op-eds, and video analysis.

The Online Writer/Editor will work under the direction of the site's Editor and Deputy Director and will work closely with the CFR.org team as well as the think tank staff. The responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Serve as CFR.org's main staff writer/editor on global economic developments and policy, including trade, energy security, and global finance. The staff writer will be expected to research, report, and write Backgrounders on a regular basis.
  • Conduct interviews with experts and policymakers that relate to major news developments on international trade and finance.
  • Serve as the website's principal liason withCFR's Center for Geoeconomic Studies, including discussing and coordinating web site coverage with the Center's staff on a regular basis.
  • Occasionally copy edit and proofread the work of other staffers.
  • Produce and publish home page packages related to coverage beat, including photo cropping and selecting related links.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1-2 years experience writing for a daily news publication, preferably online; experience writing on economic topics strongly preferred
  • Ability to write and process information under deadlines
  • Degree in global economics or related field with high academic achievement
  • Strong writing, reporting, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop, CMS, and web publishing tools

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in NY, 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 the leading scholars and practitioners in international affairs and foreign policy. The Council also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on global issues. The Council is host to a wide range of views, but an advocate of none.

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including generous leave policies and health insurance programs, an on-site fitness center, and professional development training.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the below 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: September 2014

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Web Developer


Posted: October 2014 Location: New York Type: Full Time Department: Web Management and Development

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking a front-end web developer to join its five-member Web engineering team. The team leads the development of CFR's two main websites – www.cfr.org and www.foreignaffairs.com – along with related activities such as creating mobile apps and interactive data visualizations. You will report to the Manager of Software Development within a department of twelve digital media professionals overall.

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

  • Contributing code and mark-up to projects such as:
    • Creating a scalable system of customizable micro-sites for CFR departments and programs
    • Delivering new educational products, such as simulations of government responses to international crises, for college audiences
    • Expanding CFR's portfolio of multimedia products such as long-form video and podcasts
    • Modernizing the UX of ecommerce workflows and of recirculation tactics for digital reading
    • Migrate CSS files to SASS templates
    • Ensuring continuous improvement to mobile optimization across all of CFR's digital publishing channels
    • Optimizing the websites for fast performance at the presentation layer
  • Participating in the Scrum developer workflow: software estimation, code reviews, product demos, and sprint reviews
  • Assisting with software testing and QA activities
  • Collaborating with third-party vendors and partners, including near-shored contractors, security and sysadmin consultants, and SAAS providers
  • Assisting with other departmental priorities, as needed

Required qualifications:

  • Three or more years of experience as a Web developer in LAMP environments
  • Expert proficiency with the following tools and technologies:
    • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery, and CSS pre-processors
    • One or more PHP-based CMSes like Drupal, WordPress, Joomla, etc.
    • Solutions for cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility
    • Responsive Web Design (RWD) and mobile optimization
    • Web metrics applications like Adobe/Omniture, Google Analytics, Google Doubleclick for Publishers
    • Charles Proxy or equivalent tools for debugging JavaScript calls
    • Git and GitHub
    • Agile developer workflows like Scrum a plus
    • Understanding of the full Web technology stack -- HTTP, cookies, headers, asset loading, caching, etc. – a plus
    • Specific experience with Drupal 7.x a plus
    • Understanding of the open-source software milieu
    • Demonstrable evidence of business-class oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrable activity in the community of software professionals, for example through personal GitHub repositories, Stack Overflow reputation, or personal blogging
    • Experience in the media industry, publishing, or work on paid-content sites a plus
    • Bachelor's degree in a related field

CFR is a leading independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. Founded in 1921, CFR is dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens to better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. CFR, with headquarters located in New York City and an office in Washington, DC, conducts outreach programs to target constituencies nationwide. The organization's 4,500+ members are leaders in global issues and include representatives from a broad range of fields. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on international affairs. CFR provides commentary and analysis about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org, on ForeignAffairs.com, and through social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to the Human Resources department at the below address. 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 diverse backgrounds.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Web Developer


Posted: October 2014 Location: New York Type: Full Time Department: Web Management and Development

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking a back-end web developer to join its five-member Web engineering team. The team leads the development of CFR's two main websites – www.cfr.org and www.foreignaffairs.com – along with related activities such as creating mobile apps and interactive data visualizations. You will report to the Manager of Software Development within a department of twelve digital media professionals overall.

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

  • Contributing code and mark-up to projects such as:

    • Creating a scalable system of customizable micro-sites for CFR departments and programs

    • Delivering new educational products, such as simulations of government responses to international crises, for college audiences

    • Expanding CFR's portfolio of multimedia products such as long-form video and podcasts

    • Extending the capabilities of a custom PHP-based CMS

    • Creating RESTful API services between the CFR websites and partner/provider sites

    • Optimizing the CFR websites for fast performance

  • Participating in the Scrum developer workflow: software estimation, code reviews, product demos, and sprint reviews

  • Assisting with software testing and QA activities

  • Collaborating with third-party vendors and partners, including off-shored contractors, security and sysadmin consultants, and SAAS providers

  • Assisting with other departmental priorities, as needed

Required qualifications:

  • Three or more years of experience as a Web developer in LAMP environments

  • Expert proficiency with the following tools and technologies:

    • Object-oriented PHP 5.x and the HTML5 DOM

    • MySQL and Apache

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux and/or CentOS

    • AWS or similar cloud-hosting providers

    • Git and GitHub

    • Caching systems: memcache, varnish, CDNs, etc.

    • Charles Proxy for debugging JavaScript such as server-side Ajax calls

    • Cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility solutions

    • Responsive Web Design (RWD) and mobile optimization

    • Drupal 7.x a plus

    • WordPress plugin development a plus

    • Website metrics implementation (Adobe/Omniture, DoubleClick, etc) a plus

  • Understanding of the open-source software milieu

  • Demonstrable evidence of business-class oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrable activity in the community of software professionals, for example through personal Github repositories, StackOverflow reputation, or personal blogging

  • Experience in the media industry, publishing, or work on paid-content sites, a plus

  • Bachelor's degree in related field

CFR is a leading independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. Founded in 1921, CFR is dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens to better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. CFR, with headquarters located in New York City and an office in Washington, DC, conducts outreach programs to target constituencies nationwide. The organization's 4,500+ members are leaders in global issues and include representatives from a broad range of fields. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on international affairs. CFR provides commentary and analysis about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org, on ForeignAffairs.com, and through social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to the Human Resources department to the below address. 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 diverse backgrounds.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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