Open Positions

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 to pursue a career in international relations, to skilled professionals in a service area such as development or information services.

 

 

Available Positions in New York

Assistant Manager, Foreign Affairs Advertising

Founded in 1922, Foreign Affairs is the preeminent publication on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. It is published by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), which is a leading independent, nonprofit membership organization and nonpartisan center dedicated to producing and disseminating foreign policy ideas. The Assistant Manager, Foreign Affairs is an integral role in the advertising department, blending the duties of both a sales representative and an administrator, supporting ad revenue objectives in strategy, operations, and planning. The role reports directly into the Advertising Director.

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Audio Visual Coordinator

The Audio Visual Coordinator will provide support for all areas of the Audio Visual Department in New York, NY office as well as virtual events. This position will be located onsite in the New York office but may have some remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Program Associate, Studies Administration

CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Director of Studies office manages and administers staffing, budgeting, fundraising, and developing and implementing departmental procedures. The program associate will be part of a dynamic team work and under the direction of the managing director of studies administration and director for studies administration to help support the wide range of department activities.

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Director, Design and User Experience

CFR Digital is seeking a Director of Design and User Experience to join our award-winning team. The candidate will manage a team of UX, data visualization and print designers. The role will oversee the design and UX for all projects, including interactives, maps, timelines, assets for video, print collateral, as well as overall page design for CFR.org and its mobile products. The Director will work closely and collaboratively with the editorial, product and engineering teams and support council-wide initiatives involving Studies and the Executive office. Council branding will also fall under the Director’s purview.

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Special Assistant, Executive Office

The Special Assistant, Executive Office will work under the direction of the chief of staff to the president and the chief financial officer. Qualified candidates will have related experience that required judgment, strong writing and editing ability, the ability to prioritize, and experience dealing with high profile individuals.

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Communications Assistant, Global Communications and Media Relations

The Global Communications and Media Relations Department at the Council on Foreign Relations is looking for a Communications Assistant to assist the department.

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Research Associate, Asia Studies

CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions. The research associate will work under the direction of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Senior Fellow for China Studies. 

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Senior Editor, Studies Program

The Publishing department, part of the David Rockefeller Studies Program, is responsible for editing and producing CFR’s print and online publications and for ensuring editorial consistency across CFR, including its promotional materials and its website. The senior editor works closely with the editorial director, associate and staff editors, Director of Studies office, fellows and research associates, and program staff across the organization.

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Research Associate, Asia Studies 

CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions. The Research Associate will work under the direction of Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program.

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Research Associate, International Economics 

CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks, with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program’s aim is to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions. As part of the Studies Program, the research associate will spend half of his/her time supporting the Steven A. Tananbaum Distinguished Fellow for International Economics on the area of finance, international economics, and foreign policy. The research associate will also support the work of other programs within the Studies Program.

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Program Associate, Meetings

The Program Associate will be a member of the Meetings Program, which brings major international and domestic officials, thought leaders, and others together with CFR members over the course of more than 120 meetings each year.

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Research Associate, Russia Studies

CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program’s aim is to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions. The Research Associate will work under the direction of the distinguished fellow whose work focuses on Russia.

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Senior Editor, Foreign Affairs

Founded in 1922, Foreign Affairs is the preeminent publication on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. It is published by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), which is a leading independent, nonprofit membership organization and nonpartisan center dedicated to producing and disseminating foreign policy ideas. Foreign Affairs is looking for a senior editor to join our editorial team.

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Research Associate, Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program

CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions. The Research Associate will work under the direction of Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program (DCP).

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Advertising Operations Associate, Foreign Affairs

The Advertising Operations Associate in Foreign Affairs magazine will coordinate the successful execution of digital advertising products and assist in most departmental operations, providing administrative and operational support in the areas of research, finance, production, and database management. The role will report directly into the Advertising Director and supports ad sales objectives.

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Associate Editor, Foreign Affairs

The Council on Foreign Relations is looking for an Associate Editor to join the Foreign Affairs editorial team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced team dedicated to publishing expert analysis of current events. The Associate Editor will serve as a general article editor working on both print and online articles. The job will involve editing pieces, generating story ideas, and assisting with other publication-related tasks. 

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Staff Editor, Foreign Affairs

The Council on Foreign Relations is looking for a Staff Editor to join the Foreign Affairs editorial team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced team dedicated to publishing expert analysis of current events. The new editor will serve as a general article editor working on both print and online articles. The job will involve editing pieces, generating story ideas, and assisting with other publication-related tasks. 

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Available Positions in Washington, DC

Interdepartmetal Program Assistant

The Interdepartmental Program Assistant is part of the Human Resources department, reports to the Associate Director, Washington Human Resources, and is assigned to work in Reception Services and in departments that request help with general duties and deadlines. The position is an excellent introduction to the operations of the CFR and may lead to promotion, depending on availability of positions and job performance.

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Writer/Editor, Latin America

CFR.org is the Council on Foreign Relations’s award-winning web site that is a leading source of information and analysis on global developments and foreign policy options. It publishes a mix of resources, including interactive InfoGuides, Daily News briefs, podcasts, data visualization, and backgrounders. 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 web briefs, op-eds, and various multimedia. The Writer/Editor will work under the direction of the site’s Managing Editor and Deputy Managing Editors and will work closely with the CFR.org team, including design and product colleagues, as well as the think tank staff. 

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Event Coordinator

The Washington, DC office of the Council on Foreign Relations is located just one block from the White House.  It is home to a state-of-the-art conference center and is used for several hundred meetings a year. It is also rented for numerous rental events each year. The Event Coordinator will provide support to the Event Operations team based out of the Washington, DC office.

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Audio Visual Manager

The Audio Visual Manager will provide support for all areas of the Audio Visual Department in Washington, DC office as well as virtual events.  This position will be located onsite in the Washington, DC office but may have some remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Staff Editor, Think Global Health

The Staff Editor, Think Global Health will support daily operations of a new CFR project on the future of U.S. engagement on global health. The Staff Editor will help coordinate and edit the work of contributors to a section of the Think Global Health website dedicated to this project. In the performance of this work, the Staff Editor will work under the direction of the senior fellow for global health responsible for the project and in coordination with the Director of the Global Health Program and the Deputy Managing Editor of Think Global Health.

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Program Associate, Washington External Affairs

CFR’s Washington External Affairs operation is focused primarily on actively engaging members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives and their staff to provide timely, relevant, and useful analyses to further inform policymaking at the U.S. Capitol.  Through discussion and examination of the critical challenges facing the United States and international community, the program seeks to serve as both a direct resource for Congress and a convener of leading thinkers and practitioners both on and off the Hill in a variety of nonpartisan fora. The secondary focus on this program is facilitating limited engagement with the diplomatic community and executive branch. All CFR events are currently being held virtually, and the staff is working on a fully remote basis until at least September 2021. When in-person work resumes, this position will be based in CFR’s Washington, DC office.

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How to Apply

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Contact

For more information, please contact [email protected]

New York Office

58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
tel 212.434.9400

Washington Office

1777 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
tel 202.509.8400