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New York, New York (United States)


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Executive Editor, Foreign Affairs

Job ID: 53807
Job Views: 251
Location: New York, New York, United States
Postal Code: 10065
Job Category: Online/New Media,Magazines
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 08.28.2017

Job Description


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.

The Executive Editor will work closely with the editor in overseeing the strategy, operations, and editorial content for the magazine across all publishing platforms.   

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

  • With the editor, developing and executing editorial strategy for all Foreign Affairs content
  • Commissioning, reviewing, and editing content
  • Managing editorial operations
  • Supervising the editorial staff, including setting their priorities and focusing on their professional development
  • As part of the senior management team, representing Foreign Affairs in cross-departmental activities inside CFR
  • Engaging CFR members and the broader foreign policy community as a senior representative of Foreign Affairs

Job Requirements


  • Substantial related high-level experience with both print and web journalism
  • Excellent editorial skills
  • Significant management experience and skills, including experience supervising and developing staff
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills
  • Substantive understanding of current foreign policy issues
  • Advanced academic credentials or the practical equivalent in international relations or a related field
  • Budget management experience preferred

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