Council on Foreign Relations

Publishing Associate, Promotions

Foreign Affairs
New York


Founded in 1922, Foreign Affairs is published by the Council on Foreign Relations, which is a leading independent, national membership organization and nonpartisan center for scholars dedicated to producing and disseminating foreign policy ideas. Foreign Affairs publishes insightful commentary on global politics, diplomacy, and economics from experts with a wide range of views.


The Publishing Associate, Promotions reports to the Associate Director of Marketing, Foreign Affairs, and is assigned to help with the day-to-day tasks of running the magazine. These tasks include working with copy, design, and quality control for subscription marketing campaigns, as well as staging and deploying newsletters and email marketing efforts, working with external vendors, conducting research projects, analyzing marketing data, and occasionally assisting our advertising and events teams as needed.


The position is excellent for a candidate interested in hands-on experience with all the business operations of a multimedia publication that includes print, digital, advertising and events departments. The ideal candidate also has experience with or interest in the field of international relations.

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

  • Contributing to the quality control of design and copy for direct mail and email communications, including renewal materials
  • Supporting email and social media marketing campaigns, including creating and updating marketing collateral using Adobe Creative Suite 
  • Assisting with draft copy for subscription marketing campaigns
  • Conducting research projects and working on new initiatives (e.g. a Foreign Affairs store and our new high-end subscription tier)
  • Maintaining and updating house ads in Google DoubleClick for Publishers
  • Acting as a department backup for other email marketing efforts, including occasional email newsletter staging and deployment
  • Periodically assisting with live and remote events, including research, setup of conference calls, production of marketing materials and coordinating with outside vendors


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field with high academic achievement
  • 1+ years of work/ internship experience in publishing, media or another industry preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including clear and effective written communication
  • High level of proficiency with Photoshop and Microsoft Office, proficiency with InDesign
  • Proficiency with (at minimum) basic HTML
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Results-oriented self-starter who can work independently and as part of a team


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience or interest in international relations and foreign policy
  • Training in graphic design
  • Knowledge of basic HTML

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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