Careers

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

Publishing Associate

The Publishing Associate is part of the Foreign Affairs Business department, reports to the Associate Director of Business Operations, Foreign Affairs, and is assigned to help with the day-to-day tasks of running the magazine. These tasks include working with financials, subscription marketing campaigns, advertising needs, and our live event series.

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Audio Visual Coordinator

The Audio Visual Coordinator will provide support to the Event Operations team in the New York office. This includes the setup, breakdown, testing, and audio visual needs for various events.

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UI/UX Designer

The Council on Foreign Relations is seeking a UI/UX Designer to provide project support for various design needs across the digital organization. Reporting directly to the Design Director, in this position you will be collaborating and working alongside the think tank, editorial, product and technology to define the experience across CFR.org.

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Taxonomist/Content Strategist

CFR.org is undergoing a redesign. We are looking for a Content Strategist with experience/understanding of journalism, media, and foreign policy  to govern our site taxonomy, implement new keyword terms, and curate new topics pages. The successful candidate will work closely with the Editorial and Studies departments to ensure best taxonomical practices. 

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Special Assistant to the President, Research

The Special Assistant will work under the direction of the Council’s President and the President’s Chief of Staff.  Qualified candidates will have related experience that demonstrate deep knowledge of international relations, and have required judgment, strong writing and editing skills, the ability to prioritize, and experience dealing with high profile individuals.

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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. 

The research associate will work in the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies (CGS), the part of the Studies department that focuses on the intersection of international economics and international relations.  The research associate will support the work of the Director of International Economics.

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Recruitment Coordinator, Human Resources

As an integral part of the Human Resources team, the Recruitment Coordinator will focus on the New York and Washington fall, spring, and summer internship programs, Franklin Williams internship program, campus ambassador program, and recruitment. 

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Product Manager

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking a technology-focused Product Manager to report to the Director, Product Management and to join its Product Management group. The group manages CFR's website, www.cfr.org, along with the full lifecycle of new online products, including mobile apps, multimedia interactives, and e-learning initiatives.

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Interdepartmental Program Assistant

The Interdepartmental Program Assistant is part of the Human Resources department, reports to the Associate Director, Human Resources, and is assigned to work 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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Events Editor

The Council on Foreign Relations regularly convenes meetings in New York and Washington, DC on the leading issues of the day with foreign policy experts, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and heads of top global bodies. The Events Editor will coordinate events-related web content for CFR, with a focus on live streaming, editorial headlines and photos, and the curation of the Events Central portal, under the supervision of the CFR Digital department.

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Data Visualization Designer

The Council on Foreign Relations is looking for a data visualization designer to join our award-winning Digital team. The position is responsible for telling compelling stories through images and parsing complicated ideas and statistics into easily understandable graphics. The role will focus on creating both flat and interactive infographics on CFR’s website, cfr.org. This position will report to the Director of Digital Design.

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Video Producer

The Council on Foreign Relations is looking for a video and storytelling professional to join our award-winning Digital team to conceptualize, create, and produce video segments, video series, and innovative rich media pieces for our websites and various distribution channels.

The candidate will have experience writing, producing, and designing video explainers rich in graphics, documentaries, short form social videos, and animated graphics in both linear and interactive storytelling formats. Strong research, writing, design, and video editing experience is required.

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Available Positions in Washington, DC

Investment Associate

As part of a newly established Investment team, the Investment Associate will work closely with the Chief Investment Officer in establishing the structure and protocol for the Investment team. The Investment team is responsible for the day-to-day oversight, management and monitoring of the endowment assets as well as advising the Investment Committee in establishing risk and return objectives and investment policy. CFR is supported by a nearly $400 million endowment portfolio which is allocated across 20+ external money managers investing in a diverse array of asset classes and strategies including global equity, fixed income, hedge funds, private equity, and real assets.

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Research Associate, Japan 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 a senior fellow on projects related to Japanese studies.

 

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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.

Contact

For more information, please contact humanresources@cfr.org

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

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