Council on Foreign Relations

  • Marketing Operations Associate

    Location US-NY-New York
    Foreign Affairs
  • Overview

    Founded in 1922, Foreign Affairs is published by the Council on Foreign Relations, which is a leading independent, national membership organization and nonpartisan center for scholars dedicated to producing and disseminating foreign policy ideas.  Foreign Affairs publishes insightful commentary on global politics, diplomacy, and economics from experts with a wide range of views.


    Reporting to the Marketing Director, Foreign Affairs, the Marketing Operations Associate will provide an excellent opportunity for a candidate interested in hands-on experience with all the business operations of a multimedia publication that includes print, digital, and events departments.

    The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

    • Staging and deploying all newsletters and in-house email marketing campaigns
    • Setting up, maintaining, and reporting on automated email marketing campaigns including newsletter and new subscriber welcome flows
    • Creating reports to track performance KPIs across subscription, newsletter, events, advertising, and retention campaigns and overall email list health
    • Using prospect and subscriber data from our fulfillment house, email service provider, and CRM to create targeted lists and audience segments for specific campaigns
    • Collaborating with the marketing team on copy, design, and coding of templates for new and existing email campaigns
    • Participating in the strategy and implementation of projects related to email campaign performance and newsletter growth
    • Day to day point of contact with email vendors such as Sailthru


    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. business, marketing, operations) with high academic achievement
    • 1+ years of related experience in publishing, media, marketing, or a related industry preferred
    • Experience with email marketing using a major email service provider such as Silverpop, Sailthru, Constant Contact, etc.
    • Proven track record with data-driven decision-making, excellent analytical skills; highly organized with strong attention to detail
    • Results-oriented self-starter and interdisciplinary thinker who can work independently and as part of a team
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including clear and effective written communication
    • High level of proficiency with Excel and basic HTML/CSS; experience using other analytics and reporting tools (Omniture, Google Analytics, etc.), and Adobe Creative Suite preferred
    • Knowledge or interest in international relations and foreign policy preferred

    About CFR

    Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website,


    The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.


    The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.


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