Council on Foreign Relations

Assistant Art Director, Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs
New York


Founded in 1922, Foreign Affairs is published by the Council on Foreign Relations, which is a leading independent, national membership organization and nonpartisan center for scholars dedicated to producing and disseminating foreign policy ideas. Foreign Affairs publishes insightful commentary on global politics, diplomacy, and economics from experts with a wide range of views.


The Assistant Art Director will work closely with the Art Director to handle all aspects of design and visual presentation at Foreign Affairs, including sourcing and selecting art and photos; creating design assets for the magazine’s website, social media accounts, and various digital products; and supporting the production of the print edition. Under the supervision of the Art Director, the Assistant Art Director will work on design and visual projects across content platforms, as well as marketing materials.


This position can work from our offices in New York City, or remote.

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

  • Assisting with the design and layout of the print edition of Foreign Affairs using Adobe InDesign
  • Art directing and/or creating illustrations
  • Finding and editing appropriate photography from image agencies for editorial needs
  • Designing branding and social media assets
  • Designing print and digital marketing materials
  • Assisting with product design for editorial initiatives, including email newsletters
  • Working on the design of infographics and data visualization (charts, maps etc.)


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in graphic design, or related area of study
  • Two or more years of related experience, publishing and/or editorial preferred
  • Expertise in the Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop
  • Digital design experience using Figma or similar software
  • A portfolio of work available for review

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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