Assistant Director, Global Communications and Media Relations

New York City, New York (US)
competitive annual salary + bonus, health, dental and 401k
Sep 14, 2018
Metro Area
New York
Full Time


The Assistant Director is part of a team that is responsible for communications and media strategy for the CFR President.

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

  • Serve as a media coordinator for the CFR president.
  • Work with the executive office and the Managing Director of Global Communications to devise and execute the president’s media strategy.
  • Field media requests, place op-eds, and promote books for the president.
  • Serve as a member of the communications team: write news releases, media guides, newsletter stories, and other content.
  • Oversee select on-the-record events in New York, press briefings, and media conference calls.
  • Assist in  marketing and media outreach, as needed.


  • Minimum of 4 years of related experience in communications and/or international affairs.
  • Degree in a related field with coursework in international affairs.
  • Proven knowledge of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs.
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of news media, including social media.
  • Outstanding written and communication skills and experience.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and proactively in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Candidates must have the ability and willingness to work flexible hours.

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.

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