Council on Foreign Relations

Assistant Director, Content Production

New York


The Council on Foreign Relations is creating multimedia educational resources as part of its CFR Campus Initiative, which seeks to equip learners of all ages with the skills, knowledge, and perspective – the global literacy – required to understand the forces, ideas, and institutions that shape the world and how the United States operates in it. These resources include modular learning materials about the fundamentals of international relations and U.S. foreign policy, as well as an array of teaching resources and activities to accompany CFR’s educational content. The Assistant Director, Content Production will work closely with the Director, Education and other members of the department’s research and production teams to create educational content.  

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

  • Working with research, creative, and content teams, including 3rd-party vendors, as well as CFR’s Digital unit to develop multimedia content;
  • Managing creative production of content assets, such as videos, images, interactive maps, timelines, and infographics;
  • Ensuring branding, tone, and voice consistency across the education portfolio;
  • Collaborating with research team to generate content plans based on product roadmap;
  • Managing production schedules to ensure content is delivered on time and on budget;
  • Writing, editing, and creating educational content, including video scripts, and social media posts; Generating progress reports for internal stakeholders.


  • Three to five years of related experience working in a digital media environment with writing, editing, production, and project management responsibilities
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with high academic achievement
  • Proven ability to write for the web, pitch, and develop digital creative projects such as videos and interactives, and edit images for editorial use
  • Superior writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Knowledge of and interest in current foreign policy issues
  • Advanced knowledge of digital best practices and production tools including Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to synthesize complicated ideas and concepts into multimedia content for a general audience
  • Familiarity with and/or ability to learn various content management, and digital asset management systems
  • Enthusiastic team player with proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a deadline-driven environment

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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