Newsletter writer: Africa Brief

Job description

Foreign Policy is looking for a new writer for Africa Brief, FP’s weekly newsletter about politics, economics, and culture in Africa. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated history of reporting on African affairs and display an ability to weave together major trends from across the continent in a smart and engaging weekly digest. Ideally, candidates will be based in Africa, or if not, have extensive experience writing about it for a global audience.

This is a part-time contract position with competitive pay.


Our ideal candidate is a freelance writer, editor, think-tanker, or commentator who will use FP’s global platform to cultivate a weekly readership spanning not only policymakers, investors, and academics but also people generally interested in African affairs and geopolitics.

Please include writing samples and a memo explaining how you would construct an edition of FP’s Africa Brief with your resume submission. Candidates are encouraged to read previous editions of Africa Brief, as well as our other regional newsletters, for examples of the writing style and analysis we are looking for.

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.

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