Council on Foreign Relations

Audio Visual Coordinator

Facility and Event Operations


The Audio Visual Coordinator will provide support to the Event Operations team in the Washington, D.C. office.  

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

  • Meet with Event Staff to review set up ahead of time
  • Setup, breakdown, test and run the audio visual needs for various events. This is including, but not limited to the events livestream, audio and video recording, microphone setup, breakdown and testing, setting audio levels, setting appropriate stage and room lighting, testing video and audio feed for press. This includes thorough testing and ensuring quality during the meeting through adjusting audio levels and troubleshooting unforeseen issues
  • Handle studio interviews in the form of podcast and video recordings, live network TV and radio interviews
  • Assist the coordination and execution of livestreams for Council events
  • Take direction from multiple event managers on their audio visual related event needs
  • Perform various audio visual related administrative tasks including making and maintaining equipment lists, tracking equipment warranties and researching potential equipment upgrades
  • Have the ability to quickly learn a new technology if needed for an upcoming event
  • Working collegially and collaboratively with vendors
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule


  • 4 year degree in a related field preferred, equivalent work experience will be considered
  • Expertise in audio visual technology and equipment including video conferencing
  • Strong customer service skills with a high level of professionalism
  • 3+ years of work experience in a related field
  • Very strong written and oral communication skills
  • Has good judgment and discretion 
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and on work within tight, shifting deadlines 

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.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed