Council on Foreign Relations

Marketing Associate, Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs
New York


Reporting to the Manager of Marketing, the Marketing Associate role is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience with content, brand, and promotional marketing operations for an influential and highly respected publication. This position plays a critical role in reader acquisition, retention, and engagement efforts across web, email, and traditional mail channels.

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

  • Editing, scheduling, and reporting for content and subscription promotion email campaigns through an email service provider system (Sailthru)
  • Maintaining, editing, and reporting on automated email series, such as the new subscriber welcome series
  • Updating scheduling and project managing all subscriber promotion and retention efforts on project management systems (eg Basecamp)
  • Copywriting/editing and deploying onsite messaging for reader engagement, retention, and content promotion via proprietary system to reader segments on and in email
  • Day-to-day point of contact with internal email coordinator and email service provider, such as Sailthru to finalize email sends
  • Working closely with the email operations coordinator to finalize all copy and design assets required for the upcoming emails scheduled for the week (Anywhere from 2 to 5 emails sent a week)
  • Coordinating with the magazine’s editorial team check-in on copy, design, and reporting for campaigns that are upcoming or recently concluded
  • Composing copy for the onsite messaging and update reporting for current onsite messaging tests, for approval from the Manager of Marketing


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. marketing, english/language arts, publishing, or communications) with high academic achievement
  • 1+ year of related experience in publishing, communications, marketing, advertising or a related industry preferred
  • 1+ year of experience utilizing a major email service provider such as SendGrid, Sailthru, Constant Contact, etc.
  • Proven track record with quickly editing polished copywriting
  • Attention to detail, self-starter approach to projects and solution creation who can work independently and return to a team with updates
  • Project coordination experience that prioritizes quick and consistent communication, reaching across teams and departments for input
  • High level of proficiency with promotional language crafting, and adobe creative suite, as well as a comfortability with analytics, campaign tracking and reporting tools (Omniture, Google Analytics, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including clear and effective written communication
  • Knowledge or interest in International Relations and Foreign Policy 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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