Apply: Assistant Editor With Foreign Affairs | Diplomacy Opportunities

The Assistant Editor position is a full-time paid job offering exceptional training in serious journalism. Previous Assistant Editors have included recent graduates from undergraduate and master’s programs. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in international relations, a flair for writing, and a facility with the English language.

The duration of the Assistant Editor position is for one year, starting in July or August.


The principal responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Editing articles
  • Reviewing unsolicited manuscripts
  • Assisting with administrative tasks
  • Assisting with the production of the magazine


  • Bachelor’s degree with high academic achievement
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Prior experience with online and print journalism preferred
  • A strong understanding of and a passion for foreign policy and international affairs
  • The ability to work efficiently on multiple tasks on deadline, to interact well with the entire staff, and to work flexible hours on request
  • Strong computer and online skills

Foreign Affairs is the leading publication on foreign policy both in readership and influence. Across its main properties—including the flagship magazine, award-winning website, and iPad app—Foreign Affairs reaches a total monthly audience of 1.1 million readers. Foreign Affairs is also frequently ranked among the top ten most influential media outlets by independent research firms like Erdos & Morgan.

The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.


When asked for your education information at step 2, please provide information for your first degree. If you haven’t yet completed your first degree, please enter your expected graduation date under “date earned.”

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Applications will be due February 13, 2017.

If you have technical questions, please contact Interfolio. For other questions, contact with the subject line “Assistant Editor Application.”

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