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Taxonomist/Content Strategist Posted Jan 30
Council on Foreign Relation , New York, NY
 
CFR.org is undergoing a redesign. We are looking for a Content Strategist with experience/understanding of journalism, media, and foreign policy to govern our site taxonomy, implement new keyword terms, and curate new topics pages. The successful candidate will work closely with the Editorial and Studies departments to ensure best taxonomical practices.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Developing and governing the web taxonomy; building controlled vocabularies and thesauri
Providing guidance to staff in tagging and keywording all CFR content
Performing weekly reviews of published content to ensure best practices are being met
Curating editorial topics and keyword portal pages
Developing and providing institutional training to staff who tag content and assign keywords on the website
Coordinating with other departments to determine optimal search needs and language, and insuring integration with other institutional systems
Conducting usability testing to ensure relevant and useful functionality

Qualifications
• 3-5 years of experience in website taxonomy development
• Editorial experience in covering current affairs and/or foreign policy, and strong editorial judgment
• Demonstrated background in both editorial content management and digital user experience
• An understanding of how taxonomies affect user experience
• Strong writing and editing skills; comfortable creating presentations and presenting ideas
• Familiarity with conducting content audits and content documentation
• Knowledge of SEO and analytics
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent in digital media, journalism or international relations preferred

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, CFR.org.

CFR offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including generous leave policies and health insurance programs, an award-winning health and wellness initiative including an on-site fitness center, and professional development training.

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the address below. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

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