Director, International

Organization Description


The Foreign Policy Group – publisher of Foreign Policy magazine,, and FP Events – is the leading provider of insight and analysis for world leaders in business and government.  Over the past forty years, FP has established itself as required reading for the most important decision-makers in capitals and headquarters on six continents.  While other media companies have sharply reduced international coverage, FP has filled the gap with reporting and analysis our influential audience cannot find anywhere else.   FP is a division of Graham Holdings Company. Please visit to learn more about our work.


Job Description


The FP Group is seeking an ambitious, entrepreneurial, strategic thinker to join our Washington, DC-based sales team.  This person will be responsible for advertising and event sales for FP’s fastest-growing category and will report directly to the Vice President, International.  FP’s business team consists of talented, dynamic people from a diverse group of industries, and training and mentoring new team members is a top priority for the entire company. We are looking for an individual with the vision and drive to help impact our business from day one.  Expect career growth to be rapid, commensurate with demonstrated results.  Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an uncapped and generous commission plan.  FP also provides excellent employee benefits, including health insurance, life insurance, a 401k match, fitness benefit, pre-tax commuter benefits, and more.


Job Responsibilities


Every day, FP’s international business team works with marquee clients to imagine, sell and execute industry-leading partnerships that fully leverage FP’s platforms, including our flagship magazine Foreign Policy;; FP events; and custom research.  Each partnership is uniquely tailored to client needs and we have been successful in developing long-term agreements that allow us to be truly innovative. The Director, International will work closely with the Senior Vice President, Global Advertising Sales and Vice President, International to build FP’s portfolio of global clients, including high-profile foreign governments and international corporations.  The Director will play a key role in developing the next generation of communications solutions for this category and accelerating our revenue growth.  Core responsibilities include:

  • Researching global policy and business trends and translating them into sales opportunities.

  • Identifying and cultivating senior-level relationships with current clients and prospects.

  • Developing custom programs tailored to specific client challenges.

  • Writing compelling proposals, negotiating partnership agreements, and closing deals.


Job Qualifications


  • A fast learner and unafraid of dreaming big.

  • Track record of successfully meeting ambitious goals.

  • 2-4 years of work experience, preferably in business development or sales.

  • International, media or consulting experience a definite advantage.

  • Willingness to travel extensively both internationally and domestically as needed.

  • Strong written and oral communications skills.  Must be at ease presenting ideas to C-level audiences and senior government leaders.

  • Passionate about creating new revenue streams in a changing media landscape.

  • Top academic credentials; Graduate degree in business or international affairs from a leading university preferred.


How to Apply


Please submit a cover letter and resume to Emily Simon: