Deputy Editor,

Job Description is a comprehensive and innovative source of information and analysis on U.S. foreign policy and international relations, with features including a daily summary of global developments, Backgrounders, interactives, video, and blogs. is also a resource about the work of the organization, including access to recent work from its experts, as well as information targeted to its members, academic community, and other interested constituencies.

Under the direction of the Editor and Deputy Director, the Deputy Editor, will manage the daily flow of content on The Deputy Editor will have a strong grasp of foreign policy issues to help oversee the production of original content from staff and blending of relevant content from CFR Studies and Meetings for home page leader packages. The Deputy Editor will also oversee the curation of Must Reads from outside sources.

Job Duties

  • Regularly lead editorial meetings with staff to run through publishing plan and assignments.
  • Directly supervise staff editors and writers, managing their production cycle, reviewing progress on deadlines, offering guidance on assignments, and providing and soliciting editorial feedback.
  • "First reader" of content including backgrounders, interviews, expert roundups, and text for multimedia. Also assist in assigning expert briefs with fellows and editing.
  • Assist with coordinating multimedia content, including charts, graphs, and maps, with leading text editorial content.
  • Contribute to content, such as writing Backgrounders and conducting interviews for print and podcast.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum five to seven years related editorial experience.
  • Experience with basic digital production, including embedding images, video and other content.
  • Demonstrated ability to assimilate and organize large amounts of information and generate creative ideas.
  • Excellent knowledge of a wide range of current U. S. foreign policy and international relations issues
  • Experience maintaining high journalistic standards under deadline pressure, including standards of objectivity, balance and fairness.
  • Related management and supervisory experience.
  • Proven ability to consistently work well with others.
  • Flexibility to periodically work long hours based on news cycle and other priorities.
  • Degree in international relations or a related field.


The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. Founded in 1921, CFR is dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens to better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. CFR, with headquarters located in New York City and an office in Washington, DC, conducts outreach programs to target constituencies nationwide. The organization's 4,500+ members are leaders in global issues and include representatives from a broad range of fields. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on international affairs. CFR provides commentary and analysis about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website,, on, and through social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

How To Apply

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter 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 and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

Posted: February 2013

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