Associate Writer

New York
Apr 15, 2013
May 15, 2013
Human Resources
Digital Media, Other
Full Time
The Associate Writer will work under the direction of the site’s Deputy Editor and Deputy Director and will work closely with the team as well as the think tank staff. The responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

•Serve as’s main staff writer/editor on national security and defense issues, including the Afghanistan conflict, defense policy, homeland security issues, and developments in the Middle East. The staff writer will be expected to research, report, and write Backgrounders on a regular basis.
•Compile the Daily News Brief (DNB) each morning during the business week. The DNB is a newsletter with more than 25,000 subscribers that gives a daily roundup of major international new developments from a wide range of English-language sources.
•Conduct interviews with experts and policymakers and produce material that relate to major news developments in beat area (see above).
•Contribute to short-form interactives such as timelines and slideshows related to coverage area.
•Copy edit and proofread the work of other staffers and contribute to site publishing.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Minimum 1-2 years experience writing for a daily news publication, preferably online; experience writing on national security topics strongly preferred
•Ability to write and process information under deadlines
•Strong writing, reporting, editing, and proofreading skills
•Experience using Adobe Photoshop and web publishing tools
•Readiness and availability to work early mornings, beginning at 7:00 am

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above contact information. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

Posted: April 2013

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