Assistant Producer - FP Events

Job description

Foreign Policy (FP) is seeking an Assistant Producer to join our team in Washington DC.

The successful candidate will drive the program for FP’s virtual (and eventually hybrid, domestic and international) events. This position will report to the VP of Events. FP’s business team consists of talented, dynamic and entrepreneurial people and we are seeking a collaborative, results-driven professional to join our team.

Every day, FP’s business team works with marquee clients to imagine, sell and execute industry-leading partnerships that fully leverage FP’s platforms, including our flagship magazine Foreign Policy;; FP podcasts; and FP Analytics, our custom research business. Each partnership is uniquely tailored to client needs and we have been successful in developing long-term relationships that allow us to be truly innovative. The Assistant Events Producer will work closely with all members of the business and strategic development team - as well as FP editorial - to help us meet all event deliverables and help deliver compelling programs that exceed client expectations and reach our revenue targets.

Key responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Events team and internal/external stakeholders to craft the vision and support content development for FP’s Virtual Dialogues, summits and future in-person events: This includes identifying and recruiting speakers as well as drafting event abstracts, session descriptions as well as moderator/speaker questions.

  • Drive client and speaker communications with a high degree of diplomacy and client orientation.

  • Own the planning and project management of assigned programs: track event timelines, checklists, and project plans and coordinate with team members and across divisions to ensure overall alignment and on-time completion.
    • Plan, track, and execute event logistics throughout the project cycle. Build on current communication, collaboration, and project management structures within the team to support efficiency and productivity.

    • Help source and coordinate with external event venues or vendors (catering, AV, staging, supplies, and materials) for in-person events.

    • Coordinate with events colleagues, marketing, social media and editorial leads to ensure alignment on promotional efforts and overall communications strategy for events.

  • Ensure a seamless day-of-event execution from setup to break-down, and day-of speaker management.


  • Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated interest in international relations

  • Prior work experience that demonstrates success in project management, event planning and/or client service roles

  • Strong copywriting and research skills

  • A keen sense for show production, virtual event and video production/editing experience is a plus

  • Proactive, highly organized and detail-oriented: able to work well under pressure, juggle multiple, simultaneous projects and prioritize effectively

  • Excellent interpersonal skills: able to collaborate and coordinate with a range of stakeholders

  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally

About Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy was founded in 1970 with the intention of leading a root-and-branch rethink of how the United States engages with other countries. Today, FP continues to explain Washington to the world and the world to Americans. We showcase the smartest ideas and analysis on global affairs by experts and practitioners of international relations. FP reaches audiences around the world through several platforms including its award-winning website, quarterly print edition, podcasts, live events, and analytics division.

*Foreign Policy employees and contractors are required to obtain a Covid-19 vaccine.

Foreign Policy is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to an inclusive environment for all employees and contractors. All hiring is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.