Foreign Policy is hiring an early-career journalist for our digital newsroom. This is a great opportunity for a talented writer who wants to cover foreign affairs and national security in the Trump era. The writer will contribute to our website’s news blog, The Cable, and be responsible for compiling and editing our morning newsletter. We’re looking for a fresh voice and quick writer who will ensure the blog and newsletter are must-read material in and beyond the Beltway on a daily basis.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the newsroom’s daily newsletter covering national security and foreign affairs. They will also cover breaking news and have a sharp eye for unique angles on global issues — especially as they intersect with Washington. They will write with tone, wit, and verve; never pulling punches when warranted but also careful to avoid taking cheap shots. The candidates will know who Sergei Lavrov is, what an Abrams M1A1 is, and why Raqqa matters — or at least be able to quickly find out, without needing constant editors’ guidance.
Most importantly, the successful candidate’s work is grounded in good journalism: balance, careful sourcing, and clear-eyed explanation of facts gleaned through solid reporting. They will be hungry to keep the blog fresh with a constant flow of short reports, insider news, and quick-hit analyses on trending topics throughout the day.
Fluency in a foreign language or time living abroad are both looked upon favorably but not required. What is necessary is that you wow us with your cover letter, resume, and three clips. Also, please list three very recent news items that you think would have made for good blog fodder.
Interested? Send it all to Executive Editor for News, Sharon Weinberger (firstname.lastname@example.org). The position will be based in Washington, D.C.
Deadline: June 16, 2017.
Foreign Policy is looking for a versatile designer to join our editorial team and work on our digital platforms and bi-monthly print magazine. This position is based in our Washington, D.C., office.
The ideal candidate has experience working with editors and writers to design and execute editorial experiences that are as compelling and accessible as they are beautiful and content-enhancing. In an average week, you can juggle creating photo illustrations for opinion articles; communicating with and editing photographers and artists around the world; designing mobile-first digital presentations and collaborating with developers to build them; and helping with photo research for the website or department layout for the print magazine.
You should be obsessed with details, up on current news and magazine design trends, an efficient and professional communicator, and able to manage your time effectively. You don’t need to be an international relations nerd or have prior experience working at politics or foreign policy publications, but it helps to be a bit of a news junkie and willing to put in the effort to really understand and best tell stories from all over the globe.
Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator is necessary. We manage our site in WordPress, and while previous WordPress experience isn’t a must, you should have at least a basic understanding of HTML/CSS. Ideal candidates will have prior experience working for a daily/monthly editorial publication. Video editing and motion graphic experience is a plus.
Salary commensurate with experience. Foreign Policy offers an attractive benefits package including health and dental insurance, 401(k) with employer contribution and pension plans.
Submit the following to email@example.com with subject line, “Designer position”:
• A résumé.
• A link to your online portfolio, which should feature both print and digital projects.
• A brief note about your best work and project experiences that also explains your current position and why you’re interested in FP.
Foreign Policy is seeking talented, early-career journalists for its 2017-2018 fellows program. The year-long fellowship is a unique, exciting, and highly competitive opportunity, offering young reporters and aspiring editors 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 The Cable news blog — and play a key role in the daily production of both web and print content. They are considered essential members of the magazine’s staff and expected to be daily contributors.
The fellowship, which is full-time and includes a salary and benefits, will begin in early September 2017 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.
• 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
• 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
Please submit your cover letter, resume, and writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls, please.
Deadline has passed for applications. Final candidates for interviews will be notified by late May.
Foreign Policy is looking for a senior editor to help build and grow our online magazine in the Trump era. Candidates will have a broad interest in international politics, a host of specific ideas for expanding and improving our coverage of U.S. national security and foreign policy, and a deep understanding of the personalities and debates that help shape them.
You should have experience editing various types of magazine content from beginning to end — from breaking news analysis and dispatches to longform features — and a passion for assigning stories that give fresh insight into the news of the day. You’ll bring a knack for identifying ideas that deserve a wider hearing and a mastery of the art of the headline. We also expect a list of names of U.S.-based writers, reporters, and scholars we ought to work with; if you’ve edited them before, all the better.
The position is based in our Washington, D.C., office.
At least five years of editing experience for a newspaper, magazine, or media outlet. Experience reporting abroad and foreign language skills are also preferred, but not required.
Interested candidates should submit a résumé and cover letter to Benjamin Pauker (benjamin dot pauker at foreignpolicy dot com) and Cameron Abadi (cameron dot abadi at foreignpolicy dot com) with the subject line “Senior Editor Application.” No phone calls, please.
Foreign Policy magazine is looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and patient editor with at least two years of magazine (or relevant journalism) experience. If you exalt spreadsheets and deadlines — and possess the ability to cajole procrastination-prone editors into meeting them — this is a job in which you will thrive.
Candidates will have a passion for foreign policy and international news, as well as experience working for a newspaper, magazine, or media outlet that covers global politics and culture. FP’s print production editor oversees coordination of the print magazine’s many facets at the word- and page-level through to the publishing of each issue — from initial layout and ad placement to overseeing the fact-checking and copy-editing of each story. You will work directly with the senior print editors, the magazine’s creative directors and designers, and FP’s fellows and copy editors on a regular basis, as well as with other members of the news and web teams.
Though this position deals mainly with FP’s print magazine, all content is published online, and so interest and experience in multimedia and social media platforms will be key in your work. You will be part of the team that develops ideas for how to best showcase each issue online — expanding its reach through its presentation with interactives, additional web content, etc.
Copy-editing and fact-checking know-how is a must. Experience with Adobe InDesign, InCopy, and WordPress is strongly preferred. Experience reporting abroad and foreign language skills are also preferred, but not required.
Interested candidates must submit their materials and contact information to Rebecca Frankel (rebecca dot frankel at foreignpolicy dot com) with the subject line “Production Editor Application.” No phone calls, please.
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