Employment Opportunities

Editorial Assistant

Editorial Assistant

Foreign Policy is looking for a smart, ambitious recent graduate to join our team as an editorial assistant. We’re looking for candidates who can function well in a fast-paced environment, prioritize a wide range of tasks, and are prepared to make a serious contribution to our coverage on a daily basis.

The job is based in Washington, DC, and offers competitive compensation.

Job Description

  • Write and research articles for our award-winning website, ForeignPolicy.com
  • Regularly contribute to Passport, FP’s in-house staff blog
  • Assist with web production duties on ForeignPolicy.com
  • Fact-check articles and work with writers to ensure accuracy
  • Proofread articles


  • Job experience in international relations, political science, journalism, history, or economics
  • Must have outstanding research and writing skills
  • Must have the ability to juggle a wide range of tasks on short deadlines and work well with multiple writers and editors
  • Experience with digital publishing is preferred
  • Fact-checking experience is preferred

To apply:

Please email a cover letter, résumé, journalism writing sample, and letter of recommendation to Alicia Wittmeyer at jobs.foreignpolicy[at]foreignpolicy.com, with “Editorial Assistant” in the subject line, by February 1, 2015.  No phone calls, please.


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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