Staff Editor, Studies Program

Council on Foreign Relations
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Nov 09

Position description


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;
• Managing the production for select CFR reports and digital production for online-only reports, including copyediting, proofreading, printing, mailing, and trafficking manuscripts between authors, freelance editors, designers, and printers;
• 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; and
• Performing other administrative duties as needed.


• Undergraduate degree in English, international affairs, or related subjects
• Previous editorial experience in a fast-paced environment; at least three 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 to handle deadlines and multitask
• Strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat; knowledge of Photoshop and email service providers helpful
• Experience working with a content management system, web analytics, and HTML
• A flexible, positive, team-oriented attitude
• Excellent communication skills