Employment Opportunities


Interactives Developer

Assistant Editor - Democracy Lab

FP Fellow

Senior Reporter

Editorial Researcher

PR & Marketing Intern

Events Intern - Summer

Graphic Design Intern




Interactives Developer

Foreign Policy is seeking a talented front-end developer to take our web design and digital storytelling to new levels.


Job Description

This job is part code and part design. We’re looking for someone who truly loves web-native storytelling, has an eye for beautiful things, and the tech skills to combine the two.


This person will bring FP’s magazine features to life on the web, as well as enhancing our longform and multimedia storytelling. You’ll also work with our web team on producing data visualizations and interactive maps. If you’ve got the ability and interest, we’d love for you to help build tools to make our newsroom work smarter.


In this role, you are part of the newsroom, which is to say, you are a journalist and storyteller first. You’ll help make editorial decisions about how stories are best displayed online, what works digitally, and what doesn’t -- all the while ensuring that digital presentations function across multiple platforms.


You’ll build our feature stories, like these (but even better):
Portrait of the Army as a Work in Progress
Nowhere Land: Terrorism in Western Sahara
The Social Laboratory

You’ll also lead development on our signature packages, like the Fragile States Index

You’ll leverage photography, illustrations, graphics, data visualizations, and video to create innovative and engaging visual packages on daily and weekly deadlines.


You’ll work with art directors and web editors to design individual stories, charts, and other content as needed.


Must Have:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3-5 years previous experience in a newsroom, or a storytelling role in a nonprofit or academic organization
  • Extensive experience using Adobe Creative Suite
  • Demonstrated expertise with HTML5, CSS3, SASS, version control (Git), JavaScript (extra points for experience with D3 or Raphael)
  • The ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, arriving at design solutions with fellow designers and non-designers alike
  • A demonstrated understanding of user experience
  • An interest in making data visually interesting and understandable

Nice to Have:
  • Experience with native mobile and responsive design
  • Experience developing for WordPress
  • Experience in statistics, data analysis, or cartography
  • Experience designing for online presentation
  • Experience with best practices for web design
  • Experience with photo editing for news stories
  • Writing/editing experience
  • Video editing/motion graphics experience
  • A background in politics or international affairs

 

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, link to portfolio site, and a Github profile if you've got one. Send your materials to emma.carew@foreignpolicy.com and lindsay.ballant@foreignpolicy.com by September 30, 2014. No phone calls, please.




Assistant Editor - Democracy Lab

Democracy Lab is seeking an assistant editor to edit web content and manage administrative tasks. This is a paid, full-time position that starts in early December 2014. Democracy Lab is a partnership between Foreign Policy and the Legatum Institute. To learn more, see our about page and visit the website and blog.


Job Description:

Since Democracy Lab is a two-person team, the assistant editor wears many hats. We are looking for someone who is efficient, flexible, and attentive to detail, and who also has strong editing skills and a mind for numbers. The assistant editor is responsible for:

  • Editing, writing, and researching articles and corresponding with writers
  • Preparing content for web publication
  • Writing and sending the Democracy Lab Weekly Brief
  • Managing the Democracy Lab budget and author payments
  • Compiling web analytics and data metrics reports
  • Running Democracy Lab's Twitter and Facebook accounts

This is an entry-level position with opportunities for publication.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field (political science, international relations, anthropology, economics, etc.)
  • Demonstrated interest in politics, international relations, and/or democracy promotion
  • Editing and research experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Familiarity with social media management and web analytics

To apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to Christian Caryl at demlab@foreignpolicy.com by Oct. 31, 2014.






FP Fellow (paid, year-long position)

Foreign Policy is seeking talented, early-career journalists for its 2014-2015 fellows program. The year-long fellowship is a unique, exciting, and highly competitive opportunity, offering young reporters the chance to work closely with seasoned writers and editors who focus on international news at an award-winning magazine: covering major events, analyzing policy developments, and telling compelling human stories from around the world. Fellows regularly research and write their own articles -- particularly for FP’s Passport news blog -- and play a key role in the production of both web and print content. They are considered essential members of the magazine’s staff and expected to be daily content contributors.

 

The fellowship, which is full-time and includes a salary and benefits, will begin on Sept. 1, 2014 and be based in Washington, D.C. The position is ideal for journalists with about 1-2 years of experience, including those who have recently graduated from journalism school. We're looking for curious, creative, and quick-thinking candidates who have a passion for international affairs and a commitment to high-quality reporting and writing. A sense of humor doesn’t hurt, either.

 

Job Description

  • Report, research, and write articles and blog posts for foreignpolicy.com
  • Fact-check and research articles for Foreign Policy magazine
  • Play a central role in web production, including layouts, multimedia packages, copyediting, and social media

 

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Previous journalism experience (at least 1-2 years; no more than 5)
  • Strong and demonstrated interest in international news and/or politics
  • Outstanding research and writing skills; fact-checking experience preferred
  • An efficient, flexible, and detail-oriented approach to tasks
  • Familiarity with using digital and social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Digg, and other platforms
  • Fluency in foreign languages and/or experience working overseas preferred

 

To apply:

The deadline has passed for the current class of FP Fellows.




Senior Reporter

Job description

  • Past experience covering the White House and State Department
  • Verifiable experience breaking news and generating enterprise article ideas
  • Skill at writing both straight news articles and features
  • Deep understanding of how foreign policy is crafted and implemented
  • Demonstrable ability to generate and maintain source relationships
  • Ability to cover beat while helping colleagues on collaborative stories
  • Comfort writing stories on deadline and updating as necessary
  • Social media skills a must

Qualifications

  • 10-plus years of experience at a major newspaper, wire service, magazine, or website
  • Must have course work or job experience covering the White House and State Department

Compensation

  • We offer packages commensurate with the experience level required for job candidates and offer full medical coverage and access to a company 401(k).

To apply:

Please email a cover letter, résumé, and package of three to five clips of both news articles and feature pieces to Yochi Dreazen at yochi.dreazen@foreignpolicy.com. No phone calls, please.

 


Editorial Researcher (paid, three-month internship)

Job description

  • Regularly contribute to Passport, the blog by the editors of FP
  • Fact-check articles and work with writers to ensure accuracy
  • Proofread articles
  • Assist with production on foreignpolicy.com
  • Propose and develop story ideas for upcoming issues
  • Researchers may have the opportunity to write and work with an editor on at least one short piece for the print magazine.

Qualifications

  • Must have outstanding research and writing skills
  • Must have course work or job experience in international relations, political science, journalism, history, or economics

Hours

  • They must be willing to commit to a term of 10-12 weeks
  • Candidates must be willing to come in 35 hours per week and be prepared to work around publication deadlines

Compensation

  • Interns who are currently enrolled in college/university will be paid $10/hour
  • Graduates will be paid $12/hour
  • Those looking to receive academic credit for their internships will receive a stipend of between $1,000 and $1,500, depending on the length of the internship

To apply:

Applications for this round of editorial researcher positions have closed. Please continue to check back for updates on when we'll next be accepting applications.





PR & Marketing Intern

The FP Group PR & Marketing team is seeking a Communications Intern for the upcoming fall semester majoring in/has a background in communications/PR/Marketing. Our ideal candidate for this internship: works well in a team, has strong communication and writing skills, is energetic, and has in interest in foreign policy. As the business side of FP, our mission is to promote Foreign Policy magazine and www.foreignpolicy.com through press releases, advertisements, and social media outlets. Your position as a PR & Marketing Intern will include the opportunity to write and edit press releases, help with media pitches, participate in marketing strategy meetings, conduct media outreach, track/monitor media coverage of FP and collaborate with the editorial side.

The Public Relations & Communications Intern will also have responsibilities to:

  • Pitch and place FP's reporters to top-tier media outlets. Work with bookers and producers to schedule hits for radio and broadcast interviews;
  • Manage the FP Group's social media properties. Be proactive and creative in developing new approaches to growing these communities
  • Manage FP's Marketing Initiatives: Including updating infographics, media hits, and and other components on FP's business website, and working with FP's Vice President of Marketing & Communications to develop new materials and marketing videos from FP's Events.

The ideal candidate has a background and interest in marketing/PR/communications and a thorough understanding of and proficiency with Microsoft Office and various social media sites - including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress, Tumblr, and Instagram.

Interested candidates should send a brief email introducing themselves and a resume to Jess.Dillman@foreignpolicy.com no later than August 30, 2013. Early applicants will be given priority consideration. 




Events Intern - Summer

FP EVENTS: A Powerful Convener for World Leaders:

The FP Group has at least five regularly scheduled large-audience events and an array of custom, client-focused events each year. These events include: Transformational Trends, an annual strategic foreign policy summit to identify transformational trends in the coming year; the Global Thinkers Gala, celebrating FP magazine's annual Global Thinkers issue; and the Diplomat of the Year awards recognizing outstanding diplomatic service. While press releases, advertisements and daily emails draw attention, we truly engage when bringing people together to celebrate a common organization or cause.

The FP Group is seeking an Events Intern who has a background/interest in PR & Marketing. As the Events intern, you would help with tasks like managing and marketing FP Events, developing and sending event invitations, helping organize, plan, prepare for and execute events, and brainstorming new event ideas. We are looking for someone who is detail oriented yet able to keep the big picture in mind, comfortable both taking initiative and working with others, and enjoys being creative. The right candidate will gain valuable experience and be a trusted member of a busy team.

Interested candidates should send a brief email introducing themselves and a resume to grace.rooney@foreignpolicy.com no later than April 15, 2014. Applicants who have finished their junior or senior year are preferred.


Graphic Design Intern

The FP Group is looking for a Graphic Design Intern who is interested in supporting the marketing and sales team for Foreign Policy. The ideal candidate for our Graphic Design Internship has a background in communications and graphic design and is fully proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Creative Suite. As the Graphic Design Intern, you will help develop FP's branding, market our properties and events, develop pages for the website, and create print materials for the sales team.

Interested candidates should send a brief email introducing themselves and a resume to Jess.Dillman@foreignpolicy.com no later than August 30, 2013. Early applicants will be given priority consideration. 

 


 

ABOUT FP

Founded in 1970 by Samuel Huntington and Warren Demian Manshel, and now published by the Slate Group, a division of Graham Holdings Company, in Washington, D.C., Foreign Policy is the premier, award-winning magazine of global politics, economics, and ideas. Our mission is to explain how the world works-in particular, how the process of globalization is reshaping nations, institutions, cultures, and, more fundamentally, our daily lives. FP is a 2010, 2006, and 2005 nominee and a 2009, 2007, and 2003 winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. The magazine's readers include some of the most influential leaders in business, government, and other professional arenas throughout the U.S. and more than 160 other countries.

In January 2009, ForeignPolicy.com was relaunched as a vibrant, daily online magazine. Rather than merely complementing the print edition, the site stands on its own as one of the Web's premier destinations for international news and opinion. FP has recruited some of the sharpest writers in international politics to look beyond the day's headlines to uncover overlooked stories and unique angles. Passport, the award-winning blog by FP's editors, has been joined by a host of new bloggers, including Tom Ricks, Stephen Walt, Marc Lynch, and Daniel Drezner.

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