Assistant Staff Editor, Education


The Council on Foreign Relations is creating innovative educational resources, which seek to equip students and the interested public with the skills, knowledge, and perspective—the global literacy—required to understand the forces, ideas, and institutions that shape our world. These resources include World101, a growing library of multimedia primers explaining the fundamentals of international relations and U.S. foreign policy; and Model Diplomacy, a multimedia simulation program that invites participants to role-play in the context of National Security Council and UN Security Council meetings. Both products come with an array of teaching resources and activities aimed at high school and college instructors and their students. The Assistant Staff Editor, Education will work under the direction of the Senior Editor, Education to help create, produce, and manage a growing range of multimedia content.

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

  • Researching and drafting or compiling supplementary content, including text and multimedia materials
  • Regularly tracking news, policy developments, and data sources
  • Researching and drafting materials
  • Researching issues and helping prepare talking points for educational videos
  • Compiling photographs, maps, and other media for use in educational videos
  • Staying abreast of relevant trends and generating ideas
  • Uploading within CFR's content management system (CMS)


  • Degree in international affairs, political science, history, or a related field, with strong academic credentials
  • 1+ years of related administrative work and/or internship experience
  • Ability to conduct independent, in-depth research on a large variety of topics and sources. Archival or primary source research experience preferred
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with ability to summarize and communicate research results clearly
  • Strong interest and proven knowledge of current U.S. foreign policy and international affairs issues, ongoing debates, and structures of U.S. and international policymaking
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Flexible, positive, team-oriented attitude and ability to independently balance multiple projects. Proven ability to meet deadlines and to complete projects independently or with limited supervision
  • Experience with educational simulations related to international affairs, such as Model UN, highly desirable
  • Experience with MS Office Suite and database management; data visualization skills preferred

About CFR

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 5,000+ 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,

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, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.

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

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