Council on Foreign Relations

  • Assistant Director, Global Communications and Media Relations

    Global Communications and Media Relations
    New York
  • Overview

    The Global Communications and Media Relations department is responsible for positioning and promoting CFR via the full spectrum of media, marketing, and public relations. The Assistant Director must have an excellent understanding of international issues and CFR content and how they relate to the news cycle.

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

    • Acting as a liaison for press, including fielding journalists’ requests for CFR experts
    • Writing press releases, media guides, newsletter articles, and other content
    • Coordinating press briefings and breaking news conference calls
    • Managing on-the-record events, publication rollout events, and press briefings in New York
    • Managing marketing and press outreach for select CFR publications and projects


    • Minimum of 3 years of related experience in communications, journalism, or international relations
    • Communications background in media relations strongly preferred
    • Degree in a related field with high academic achievement
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and experience
    • Experience in print, broadcast, or digital media highly preferred
    • Experience with writing and producing promotional content
    • Experience with video production and content management systems
    • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of current U.S. foreign policy and international issues
    • Proven ability to work effectively and proactively in a fast-paced team environment
    • Candidates must have the ability and willingness to work flexible hours when necessary

    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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