Writer/Editor, Asia

Council on Foreign Relations
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Oct 15

Position description


CFR.org is the Council on Foreign Relations’ award-winning web site that is a leading source of content, analysis, and foreign policy options. It publishes a mix of resources, including interactive InfoGuides, Daily News briefs, and backgrounders. CFR.org collaborates closely with CFR’s think tank staff on its content, and features insights from CFR Fellows in a number of ways, including web briefs, op-eds, and various multimedia. The Writer/Editor will work under the direction of the site’s Managing Editor, Deputy Managing Editor, and Deputy Editor and will work closely with the CFR.org team as well as the think tank staff.

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

• Serve as CFR.org’s main online editor/writer on developments related to Asia and the Pacific region. The editor/writer will be expected to research, report, write and update backgrounders
• Conduct research and writing on new interactive content 
• Assist in other site publishing work, including updates to homepage, editing, photo and multimedia research

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, CFR.org.

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.




  • Minimum 1-2 years experience writing for a daily publication, preferably online
  • Experience writing on Asia and Pacific topics strongly preferred
  • Ability to write and process information under deadlines
  • Graduate degree in related field with high academic achievement
  • Strong researching, writing, reporting, editing, proofreading, and social media skills
  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop and web publishing tools
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