Senior Editor

Job description

Foreign Policy is recruiting an experienced, web-savvy editor to join our leadership team. You should be based in D.C. or willing to relocate. You should have strong digital skills and a record of innovation. You should also have experience commissioning and editing smart, provocative, argumentative articles about international affairs and U.S. foreign policy in a range of formats: analysis, news, profiles, features, explainers, and interviews. We’re a collaborative team, so you'll need to work well with others. You should be committed to FP’s mission—explaining the world to Washington and Washington to the world—and able to bring a keen sense of professionalism, urgency, and dedication to the job.

Responsibilities include

  • Commission, edit and top-edit articles 
  • Innovate and execute new digital features
  • Help us with headline writing and homepage management
  • Serve as liaison between top editors and Washington editorial team
  • Assist in managing the editorial team


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with web journalism, including commissioning, line editing, and top editing
  • Experience curating a homepage and familiarity with current best practices
  • Excellent headline writing skills
  • Prior management experience
  • A strong background in global affairs


Foreign Policy celebrates multiple points of view that reflect our global and multicultural following. We embrace diversity and are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our employees.