Council on Foreign Relations

  • Deputy Director, Creative Content, Education

    New York
  • Overview

    The Council on Foreign Relations is creating innovative educational resources, which seek to equip students and the interested public with the skills, knowledge, and perspective—the global literacy—required to understand the forces, ideas, and institutions that shape our world. These resources include World101, a growing library of multimedia primers explaining the fundamentals of international relations and U.S. foreign policy; and Model Diplomacy, a multimedia simulation program that invites participants to role-play in the context of National Security Council and UN Security Council meetings. Both products come with an array of teaching resources and activities aimed at high school and college instructors and their students.


    The Deputy Director, Creative Content will lead a small team creating multimedia content for World101. Target audiences include high school and college students and instructors, and life-long learners.

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

    • Utilizing storytelling techniques to communicate complex topics in simple, creative ways 
    • Working collaboratively with content, creative, and technical teams, both internal and third party vendors, to develop and generate multimedia content
    • Managing creative production processes, including keeping vendor projects on time and on budget
    • Developing success metrics for creative content assets, such as videos, interactive maps, timelines, and infographics, and creative essays
    • Providing creative feedback to internal teams and vendors to transform ideas into products
    • Managing an internal team of editors and producers 
    • Managing the process of tagging education related assets with keywords 


    • 6+ years of related experience working in a creative digital environment developing projects such as videos and interactives
    • Degree in international relations, political science, history, or related field preferred
    • Strong supervisory skills
    • Excellent writing and editing skills with demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely; excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail
    • Strong project management skills, including experience working with creative vendors, technical teams, budgets, and tight schedules 
    • proven ability to work in a deadline-driven, collaborative environment
    • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite; familiarity with and ability to learn search engine optimization, content management, and digital asset management systems
    • Drupal experience preferred
    • Ability to tag content with keywords strongly preferred; copyrighting, art production, and photo editing skills strongly preferred
    • Knowledge of and interest in current foreign policy issues strongly preferred


    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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