18SEP - Assistant Director, Global Communications and Media Relations - CFR - Deadline: N/A


Organization Description
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, CFR.org.

Location – 58 E. 68th St., New York, NY

Job Description
The Assistant Director is part of a team that is responsible for positioning and promoting CFR via the full spectrum of media, marketing, and public relations. Ideal candidates must have an excellent understanding of international issues and CFR content and how they relate to the news cycle. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Acting as a liaison for press, including fielding journalists’ requests for CFR experts
  • Writing press releases, media guides, newsletter articles, and other content
  • Coordinating press briefings and breaking news conference calls
  • Managing on-the-record events, publication rollout events, and press briefings in New York
  • Managing marketing and press outreach for select CFR publications and projects

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience in communications, journalism, or international relations
  • Degree in a related field with high academic achievement
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and experience
  • Experience in print, broadcast, or digital media highly preferred
  • Experience with writing and producing promotional content
  • Experience with video production a plus
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of current U.S. foreign policy and international issues
  • Proven ability to work effectively and proactively in a fast-paced team environment
  • Familiarity with content management systems
  • Candidates must have the ability and willingness to work flexible hours when necessary

How to Apply
Qualified candidates should email or fax a resume and cover letter. Please submit 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. 

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

Deadline – N/A