Writer/Editor, Economics

Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, District of Columbia


Writer/Editor, Economics


CFR.org is the Council on Foreign Relations’s award-winning web site that is a leading source of content, analysis, and foreign policy options. It publishes a mix of resources, including interactive InfoGuides, Daily News briefs, and backgrounders. CFR.org collaborates closely with CFR’s think tank staff on its content, and features insights from CFR Fellows in a number of ways, including web briefs, op-eds, and various multimedia.

The Writer/Editor, Economics will work under the direction of the site’s Managing Editor and Deputy Editor and will work closely with the CFR.org team as well as the think tank staff.

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

• Serve as CFR.org’s main staff writer/editor on global economic developments and policy, including trade, energy security, and global finance. The staff writer will be expected to research, report, and write backgrounders on a regular basis
• Serve as the website’s principal liason with CFR’s Center for Geoeconomic Studies, including discussing and coordinating web site coverage with the Center’s staff on a regular basis
• Produce and publish home page packages related to coverage beat, including photo cropping and selecting related links


• Minimum 3-4 years experience writing for a daily news publication, preferably online; experience writing on economic topics, especially trade and fiscal policy, strongly preferred
• Ability to write and process information under deadlines
• Graduate degree in global economics or related field with high academic achievement
• Strong researching, writing, reporting, editing, proofreading, and social media skills
• Experience using Adobe Photoshop, CMS, and web publishing tools

About CFR

Founded in 1922, Foreign Affairs is the preeminent publication on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. It is published by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), which is a leading independent, nonprofit membership organization and nonpartisan center dedicated to producing and disseminating foreign policy ideas. With headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide, CFR 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.

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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