Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.  See below for all open positions within the organization. If you would like to be considered for any future openings, we encourage you to submit a resume and cover letter for future consideration.  All resumes will be kept on file and reviewed as openings arise.  The Foreign Policy Research Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

A relevant writing sample is preferred, but not required.


The Foreign Policy Research Institute, a non-partisan Philadelphia-based think tank, is seeking a full-time Editor to oversee all organizational publications and written materials. This individual must be able to work on tight deadlines and with a large team of in-house and non-resident staff and scholars to continue the high-quality publication of short-, medium-, and long-form research articles. The successful candidate will be a highly skilled communicator, strategic thinker, and thoughtful supervisor who excels at working with a diverse range of constituents. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Essential Duties:

  • Set the production and publication schedule
  • Ensure deadlines for projects, articles, and Orbis are met
  • Manage FPRI’s team of scholars to ensure that important topics/events are covered in a timely and relevant manner
  • Assist Orbis’ Managing Editor in proofing articles for print production
  • Correct errors in spelling, grammar, syntax, and structure
  • Look for inconsistencies of thought, development, sourcing, or organization and recommend modifications
  • Prepare, re-write, and adjust copy to improve readability
  • Line edit, copy edit, and/or proof articles
  • Work closely with Creative Director, Director of Research, and in-house research staff to maintain grant/publication schedule, and with the VP/COO and the events staff to ensure the quality of all events-related written material
  • Read, evaluate, and proofread content submitted, and confer with stakeholders regarding changes to content, style, or structure



  • BA in English, Political Science, International Relations, or other related fields
  • 2-3+ years of editing experience 
  • Experience in editing foreign policy/international relations publications
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to handle multiple projects, under tight deadlines while maintaining a high level of quality and accuracy

Please submit a resume, 2-3 professional references, and 2-3 editing samples to lpedro@fpri.org by October 28, 2021.

The Foreign Policy Research Institute offers a benefits package that includes healthcare and dental insurance, and retirement benefits. FPRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.