Date Posted May 05, 2023
Industry Nonprofit
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Telecommute? Yes
Job Status Full-time



The Council on Foreign Relations’s award-winning Digital Content department creates a mix of resources including in-depth explainers, timely analysis, interactives, podcasts, and videos. The team works closely with CFR experts to bring users insight on the most pressing foreign policy issues. The Writer/Editor will work under the direction of the Managing Editor and Deputy Managing Editors and collaborate with other members of the team and the think tank.

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

  • Serve as’s main online writer/editor covering Asia and the Pacific region as well as issues related to climate change. This includes writing Backgrounders, In Briefs, and consulting on video scripts
  • Conduct research and writing on new interactive content.
  • Edit analysis and explainer pieces from CFR experts on Asia and climate change.
  • Assist in other site publishing work, including updates to homepage, editing, photo and multimedia research.


  • 2 to 3 years of experience writing for a daily publication, preferably online
  • Experience writing on Asia and Pacific topics strongly preferredAbility to write and edit under deadlines
  • Degree in related field with high academic achievementStrong researching, writing, reporting, editing, proofreading skills
  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop, data visualization, and other web publishing tools

Pay Range

$56,000 to $60,000 per year

Pay commensurate with experience and education

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.