Council on Foreign Relations

Staff Editor, Think Global Health

David Rockefeller Studies Program


The David Rockefeller Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.

Launched in January 2020, Think Global Health is a CFR-sponsored online magazine that examines the ways that health shapes economies, societies, and everyday lives around the world. Since its launch, the site has published 342 articles from 364 authors, representing fifty-six countries on six continents, and it has attracted more than two million pageviews. Major news outlets, such as the New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, BBC, Vox, New York Magazine, and many others have shared and linked Think Global Health articles, data visualizations, and interviews.


The Staff Editor, Think Global Health will support daily operations of a new CFR project on the future of U.S. engagement on global health. The Staff Editor will help coordinate and edit the work of contributors to a section of the Think Global Health website dedicated to this project. In the performance of this work, the Staff Editor will work under the direction of the senior fellow for global health responsible for the project and in coordination with the Director of the Global Health Program and the Deputy Managing Editor of Think Global Health.

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

  • Assisting the senior fellow in the day-to-day management of the project on the future of U.S. engagement on global health, including identifying and soliciting possible contributors, managing unsolicited submissions, and editing, preparing, and posting content for the section of the Think Global Health website dedicated to this project;
  • Helping contributors to Think Global Health publish their submissions, including editing, managing drafts, verifying facts, ensuring contributors meet deadlines, and conferring with authors regarding edits for style or organization;
  • Working with photography databases to select photographs for Think Global Health articles and to coordinate any data visualizations for those articles;
  • Using CFR’s content management system to create, build, post, and tag content for Think Global Health;
  • Providing administrative and research support for tasks related to the project on the future of U.S. engagement on global health, at the request of the senior fellow; and
  • Coordinating workshop events and managing grants and budgets related to project on future of U.S. engagement on global health.


  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in international affairs, international development, journalism, global health, the life sciences, or a related fields and strong academic credentials;
  • 2 + years of related work experience through employment and/or internships;
  • Strong writing, editing, research, and communication skills;
  • Experience in global health, health policy, science, or international affairs journalism preferred;
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail;
  • Flexible, positive, team-oriented attitude and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and complete projects independently or with limited supervision;
  • Experience with content management systems, HTML, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, InDesign, and Microsoft Office 365; and
  • Familiarity with social media and social media management tools a plus.

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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