Employment Opportunities


Copy Editor

Web Intern

Social Media Intern

FP Fellow

Senior Reporter

Deputy News Editor

Editorial Researcher

PR & Marketing Intern

Events Intern - Summer

Graphic Design Intern


Copy Editor (contract position)

Foreign Policy is looking for a meticulous copy editor to give web articles a careful read for spelling, grammar, style, punctuation, usage, and general final polishing.

Qualifications

  • Ideally at least two years of professional copy-editing experience, particularly with articles about foreign policy, international news, and defense.
  • Knowledge of AP style.
  • Speed when it comes to news articles and when other articles need to be published fast.
  • Obsession with detail and getting things right.
  • Basic familiarity with html and the ability to follow the logic of code.
  • Good judgment to know when to adhere to house style and when to allow writers artistic license.

Hours
20 to 30 hours a week from 4 p.m. to sometimes as late as 10 p.m. on weekdays (with somewhat earlier hours on Fridays). It’ll be great if the copy editor is reachable on the weekends to copy-edit on an as-needed basis when important news breaks.

Other Requirements
The job will start May 19 or as soon after that date as possible. In the beginning, the copy editor must be able to work in the office on his/her own laptop through Wi-Fi until fully trained. Once up to speed, the copy editor can work from home four days a week, but must be in the office at least one day a week.

To Apply
If qualified and interested, please email a cover letter, résumé, and samples of articles you’ve copy-edited (either links or attachments) to Preeti Aroon, FP's copy chief, at preeti.aroon@foreignpolicy.com.
Please, no phone calls.



Intern (paid, three-month position)

Foreign Policy is seeking a creative and nerdy digital journalist to intern in our Washington, D.C. office in summer 2014. Our dream candidate is a front-end developer with strong data and design skills. But we know we might not find someone who does everything, so we're looking for demonstrated talent in two or more of the following skill sets: web development, data analysis, statistics, web design, data visualization, interactive storytelling, and cartography. We want someone who loves charts, graphics, and interactives -- and can tell us why a particular visualization does or doesn't work.


Job Description

  • Create original data visualizations for foreignpolicy.com
  • Help plan and execute larger, interactive storytelling projects to pair with magazine content
  • Work with reporters, editors and art directors to enhance stories and blog posts with charts and graphics
  • Contribute to house visual style guide and data projects workflow

Qualifications
  • Must have outstanding news judgment, attention to detail and ability to work in a deadline-driven environment
  • Required skills: HTML, CSS, and Javascript
  • Experience using industry standard tools, such as Adobe Illustrator, CartoDB, TileMill, Highcharts, D3, MySQL, R, SPSS, or equivalents, strongly preferred
  • Must have university-level coursework or work experience in international relations, political science, journalism, history, or economics
  • Existing portfolio of work on Github or similar platform

Hours

  • Must be willing to commit to a term of 10-12 weeks
  • Must be willing to be in the office 35 hours/week (and occiasionally work slightly irregular hours, including some weekends or evenings, as events require)

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 instead receive a stipend of between $1,000 and $1,500, depending on the length of the internship

To apply:

Please send a cover letter in the body text of an email and ask a mentor or previous supervisor to send a letter of recommendation under separate copy to Emma Carew Grovum at internship@foreignpolicy.com. Please submit your contact information and work samples here. No phone calls, please.

 

All materials must be received by April 20, 2014.




Intern (paid, three-month position)

Foreign Policy is seeking seeking a creative, entry-level digital journalist to intern in our Washington, D.C. office in summer 2014. The successful candidate is a reporter and storyteller with smart ideas about social media for newsrooms. Special knowledge and practical experience using international social media platforms are an added bonus.


Job Description

  • Help manage and grow Foreign Policy branded social media accounts
  • Drive traffic with audience engagement across content-sharing networks like Reddit and Digg
  • Contribute and execute social media storytelling ideas
  • Work with reporters and editors to enhance stories and blog posts with social and digital tools (this may include Storify, crowdsourcing and verifying user-generated content, Twitter chats, Google Hangouts, dataviz, and more)
  • Assist with web production for foreignpolicy.com

 

Qualifications
  • Must have outstanding news judgment, attention to detail, an eye for storng visual journalism, and the ability to work in a deadline-driven environment
  • Knowledge of and experience using social media tools (beyond Faceook and Twitter) for audience engagement, reporting, and storytelling
  • Ability to evaluate sources and verify breaking news on the web
  • Experience working with graphics and data visualization strongly preferred
  • HTML skills are a must; CSS, Javascript, and either Python or Ruby experience are strongly preferred
  • Experience working with data and social media metrics strongly preferred
  • Must have completed coursework or job experience in international relations, political science, journalism, history or economics

Hours

  • Must be willing to commit to a term of 10-12 weeks
  • Must be willing to be in the office 35 hours/week (and occiasionally work slightly irregular hours, including some weekends or evenings, as events require)

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 instead receive a stipend of between $1,000 and $1,500, depending on the length of the internship

To apply:

Please send a cover letter in the body text of an email and ask a mentor or previous supervisor to send a letter of recommendation under separate copy to Emma Carew Grovum at internship@foreignpolicy.com. Please submit your contact information and work samples here. No phone calls, please.

 

All materials must be received by April 20, 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:

Please submit your application materials here. No phone calls, please.

 

All materials must be received by April 20, 2014.




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 by March 31. No phone calls, please.

 




Deputy News Editor

Job description

  • Help oversee news coverage by a nine-person team of reporters 
  • Generate enterprise story ideas and advise on tone and focus
  • Communicate closely with reporters throughout the day to help shape incoming articles
  • Edit news stories on deadline, including rapidly updating articles as events warrant

Qualifications

  • Must have outstanding editing and writing skills that cover both news and feature articles
  • Must have particular work or job experience in international relations, political science, finance, energy, or military affairs
  • Social media skills are a must
  • This is a Washington-based position that requires 5 - 7 years of experience in journalism.

Hours

  • This is a full-time position that will occasionally, but rarely, require working on weekends.

Compensation

  • We offer competitive compensation packages that include full health coverage and a company 401(k).

To apply:

Please email a cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to yochi.dreazen@foreignpolicy.com by February 28. 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.

ABOUT THE FP GROUP:

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