Council on Foreign Relations

  • Web Editor, Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Affairs
    New York
  • Overview

    The Web Editor will report to the Executive Editor and, as part of the Foreign Affairs editorial team, help shape the magazine’s coverage across platforms; manage the website’s editorial activities; conceptualize, commission, and edit online features; shape short- and long- term development priorities; and supervise the work of junior editors. Foreign Affairs has more than 200,000 print and digital subscribers, and more than one million monthly visitors to the website.

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

    • With the Executive Editor and broader editorial team, developing and executing editorial strategy
    • Commissioning, reviewing, and editing web content
    • Managing web editorial operations
    • Conceptualizing and helping develop new digital editorial features and products and using analytics tools to expand the reach of Foreign Affairs
    • Supervising junior editors, including setting their priorities and focusing on their professional development


    • Excellent writing and editing skills
    • Significant editing experience
    • Experience with digital publishing, social media, and multimedia editing
    • Ability to juggle a wide range of tasks on short deadlines and work well with writers, editors, web producers, and circulation and advertising staff
    • Management experience and skills, including experience supervising and developing staff
    • Strong interest in and understanding of foreign policy and international affairs


    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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