Council on Foreign Relations

Director, Education Content

Department
Education
City
New York
State
NY

Overview

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) creates innovative educational resources that seek to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and perspective—the global literacy—required to understand the forces, ideas, and institutions that shape today’s world. These resources include World101, a growing library of multimedia primers that explain the fundamentals of international relations and U.S. foreign policy; Model Diplomacy, a multimedia simulation program that invites students to play the role of members of the National Security Council and UN Security Council; and Convene the Council, an educational video game developed in collaboration with iCivics to teach students as young as twelve how foreign policy is made. Each product comes with companion teaching resources and activities appropriate for a specific target audience, be it high school teachers, college professors, and/or their students.

 

Working under the supervision of CFR’s Vice President for Education, the Director, Education Content, will supervise and collaborate with a small team to pitch, research, and draft content for the World101 and Model Diplomacy platforms and a planned climate literacy course. The selected candidate will also work with Education’s marketing team and Director, Teaching and Learning to design and ensure the relevance and accuracy of visually driven content for newsletters, social media, and teaching resources related to these products.

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

  • Performing independent, in-depth research to write and edit unbiased, balanced, and accurate text on a variety of international relations topics using a variety of sources.
  • Communicating with and interviewing CFR experts on a wide range of topics.
  • Pitching and writing original, visually driven content in adherence to deadlines set, approved, and administered by the Vice President for Education.
  • Conforming to the voice and style of the individual products and the non-partisan mandate of the Council in creating accessible multimedia resources of a foundational educational nature.
  • Working with Education’s Staff Editors and visual team to adapt content for various mediums, including newsletters and social media.

Qualifications

  • 8+ years of related experience in a deadline-driven, collaborative environment.
  • Master’s degree in international relations or a related field with high academic credentials and broad knowledge of current foreign policy issues.
  • Superior writing, editing, proofreading, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with editors, experts, and senior management.
  • Experience with digital publishing and editorial workflows.
  • Flexible, positive, team-oriented attitude.
  • Proven ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team, balancing multiple projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Teaching experience in relevant courses at the high school or college level 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, CFR.org.

 

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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