Newsletter Editor

About YPFP:

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) is committed to fostering the next generation of foreign policy leaders by providing its members with the knowledge, skills, exposure, and relationships they will need to tackle critical global challenges over the course of their careers. YPFP is a dynamic, global, nonpartisan, non-profit organization with 10,000+ selected members around the world who work in all fields of international affairs. It was established in 2004, and is headquartered in Washington, DC, with branches in Brussels, London, and New York. YPFP is supported by around 150 volunteer staff members worldwide, for whom the leadership and management of a global NGO supplements their daytime career or graduate studies. 

Position Description:

The Newsletter Editor is responsible for writing, editing and sending YPFP's weekly newsletter, The YPFP Ambassador. The position reports directly to the Director of Social Media, and entails working closely with other communications staff, event managers, and special projects staff as well as collaborating with other departments at YPFP. 

This position requires approximately 3-5 hours per week, and successful candidates will be able to make at least a one-year commitment to the role.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manages writing and editing of weekly newsletter, YPFP Ambassador
  • Manages strategy and new initiatives for the newsletter
  • Contributes to team effort of promoting YPFP events and publications through our newsletter.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience writing and editing a newsletter
  • Excellent time-management skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to meet deadlines, and attention to detail.
  • Experience with HTML

Eligibility and Selection:

Please note that candidates must be dues paying members of YPFP. You are not required to be a YPFP member to apply, but must confirm membership to be accepted to the position.

Application Process:

To begin the application process please send a cover letter and your resume to alex.penler@ypfp.org, with the heading Newsletter Editor Application.