Council on Foreign Relations

  • Social Media and Audience Development Editor, Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Affairs
    New York
  • Overview

    Foreign Affairs is the leading journal in the field of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. The Social Media and Audience Development Editor will identify and craft story angles to grow Foreign Affairs' following and circulation through social media, newsletters, partnerships, and more. We are looking for someone who has strong experience in using social platforms to promote a publication and build audience engagement.

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

    • Developing and executing strategies to accelerate audience growth, engagement, and traffic from established and emerging social platforms
    • Coordinating the creation of platform-specific content
    • Maintaining social accounts, primarily on Facebook and Twitter
    • Analyzing analytics (Omniture, Google, etc.) to inform social strategy, as well as advising on editorial strategies
    • Advising on headlines to maximize engagement and optimize SEO


    • BA in International Relations or a related field, with high academic credentials
    • A minimum of two years related experience in publishing
    • Demonstrated success driving audience development for a publication, including experience in the management of social media and SEO optimization
    • Strong social-specific writing ability; including the ability to translate in-depth stories into shareable social posts and headlines
    • Expertise in Web analytics platforms such as Omniture, Chartbeat, Twitter analytics, Facebook Analytics, etc.
    • Visual media experience (photography, videography) a plus, including visual media editing skills
    • Knowledge of ESP platforms preferred; ideally with Sailthru
    • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment both independently and as part of a team


    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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