Staff Editor, Studies Program

New York City, New York (US)
Nov 22, 2019
Editor / Editorial
Metro Area
New York
Full Time


The Publishing department, part of the David Rockefeller Studies Program, is responsible for editing and producing CFR’s print and online publications and for ensuring editorial consistency across CFR, including its promotional materials and its website. The staff editor works closely with the editorial director, associate editors, Director of Studies office, fellows and research associates, and program staff across the organization.

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

  • Editing CFR reports and materials for departments across the organization and ensuring editorial consistency in all written and promotional materials;
  • Editing the Council’s Education program content;
  • Tracking the status of CFR publications;
  • Creating and updating publication pages on;
  • Serving as a resource for all CFR staff on editing, grammar, and publishing questions, and providing training in CFR style and editorial practices;
  • Processing invoices, expense reports, and travel approvals;
  • Tracking sales and web analytics for CFR publications;
  • Managing exam copy requests, translations, and permissions requests;
  • Maintaining and expanding translation and digital partnerships; and 
  • Performing other administrative duties as needed.


  • Degree in English, international affairs, or related subject with high academic achievement.
  • Previous editorial experience in a fast-paced environment; a minimum of two years in nonprofit, academic, trade, or web publishing preferred
  • Outstanding spelling and grammar skills and knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to handle deadlines and multitask
  • Strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat; knowledge of Photoshop helpful
  • Experience working with a content management system, web analytics, and HTML
  • A flexible, positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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 is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

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