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

Chief Revenue Officer, Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs is seeking a dynamic and innovative leader to oversee the magazine’s business strategy and operations. The Chief Revenue Officer will report to the Editor and be responsible for driving revenue and circulation growth across both print and digital products. Foreign Affairs is a multiplatform media operation that includes a print edition, a website, a mobile application, and events. Foreign Affairs has a total paid circulation of more than 200,000 and nearly one million monthly visitors to the website.  

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Director of Product, Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs is seeking a dynamic and innovative digital leader to oversee the magazine’s digital products. With dual reporting to the Executive Editor and Chief Revenue Officer, this person will drive the vision and strategy for our digital presence, developing an exceptional user experience that grows both our audience and revenue. Foreign Affairs is a multiplatform media operation that includes a print and digital magazine, website, mobile application, and events.  Foreign Affairs has a circulation of more than 200,000 print and digital subscribers, and nearly one million monthly visitors to the website.  

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Deputy Director, Design

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking a Deputy Director of Design to join our growing Product & Design team. Reporting to the Director of Product and Design, the candidate will be the lead designer on a varied portfolio of projects, and will supervise a small team of graphic, data visualization, and UI/UX designers.

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Social Media and Audience Development Editor 

Foreign Affairs is the leading journal in the field of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. The Social Media and Audience Development Editor will identify and craft story angles to grow Foreign Affairs' following and circulation through social media, newsletters, partnerships, and more. We are looking for someone who has strong experience in using social platforms to promote a publication and build audience engagement.

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Available Positions in Washington, DC

Program Assistant, Washington Meetings and Independent Task Force Program

The Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) Washington Meetings Program brings major international and domestic officials, thought leaders, and others together with CFR members to more than 100 meetings each year. The Independent Task Force Program directs in-depth studies on issues of current and critical importance to U.S. foreign policy, convening groups possessing diverse expertise to develop recommendations for decision-makers.

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Assistant Director, Women and Foreign 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 Assistant Director will work under the direction of the senior fellow and director of the Women and Foreign Policy (WFP) program on projects related to the program’s core areas: economic participation; girls’ education; and peace and security. 

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Deputy Director, Human Resources

As part of the Human Resources team, the deputy director will be a true generalist, with a focus on recruitment, diversity and inclusion, performance management, employee relations, training, employee events, health and wellness initiatives, and benefits administration. The Deputy Director will supervise the Human Resources staff in the Washington, DC office. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in working on human resources competencies, in a fast paced, collegial and intellectually engaging nonprofit work environment.

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How to Apply

Please click on the links above to learn more and apply directly for open positions in either the New York or Washington, DC office.


For more information, please contact

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