Council on Foreign Relations

Associate Podcast Producer

CFR Digital

Overview is the Council on Foreign Relations’ award-winning website and a leading source of foreign policy analysis. It publishes a mix of resources including podcasts, videos, In Brief and Backgrounder articles, blog posts by CFR fellows, on the record event footage, interactive timelines, and the Daily News Brief newsletter. The Associate Podcast Producer role resides within the CFR Digital Content team, which collaborates closely with fellows in CFR’s think tank. The Podcast team produces all audio products for In addition to working on CFR podcasts, the Associate Producer will assist the Video team with posting videos to YouTube on an as needed basis. The Associate Producer reports to the Senior Podcast Producer and will also receive direction from the Managing Editor and Chief Digital Officer.

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

  • Contribute to production of weekly and biweekly podcasts.
  • Manage day-to-day production schedules, book guests, conduct subject research, oversee season scheduling.
  • Assist on occasion the Video team with posting Events on and YouTube.
  • Staying abreast of industry standards to ensure podcasts are meeting best practices.
  • Assist in developing and producing future podcasts.
  • Train interns and new staff on podcast techniques and best practices.


  • Proficient in recording audio.
  • Proficient in Pro Tools, with experience editing multitrack sessions and non-linear media. Experience cleaning up audio.
  • Experience in scripting for podcasts.
  • Experience in audio production or multimedia journalism with a strong interest in international relations.
  • BA degree in Media Production, Journalism, Communications or a related field, with high academic credentials.
  • Experience working with transcription. Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong writing, editing, and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to work as a team player, with colleagues in two cities – New York and Washington, DC.
  • Ability to multitask and work flexible hours (if 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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