Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States



AFS-USA is part of a worldwide network of AFS partner organizations that work together to advance global education and foster meaningful connections across cultures. As the network’s largest partner, AFS-USA works to increase the global competency of U.S. citizens by providing a variety of international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities. We are proud of our Staff of approximately 200 dedicated individuals, working from our national office in New York City as well as home offices across the county, who collaborate with our more than 4,000 AFS-USA Volunteers to deliver high quality programs and global education resources. These include: immersion based study abroad experiences in over 40 countries worldwide; opportunities to host foreign AFS exchange students; and global learning workshops and curricula for educator, schools and businesses.


The Copywriter is responsible for working with the Senior Communications Specialist and the rest of the Marketing team to produce creative, innovative, and well-executed content for the primary purpose of engaging study abroad applicants, host families, educators, and volunteers. As a content-creator for both print and digital formats, he or she must be able to communicate big ideas in a concise manner, remaining true to the AFS brand while bringing a fresh and engaging tone to our organizational communications. Responsibilities will include delivery against an aggressive editorial calendar that spans print media, email, and several social media channels.

The ideal candidate will be able to seamlessly transition between communication styles, adjusting their tone appropriately for the demographic while ensuring consistency in messaging across communications channels. Exceptional skill in both creative and technical writing is necessary.


  • Working with the Senior Communications Specialist, create a quarterly editorial calendar for use across media channels.
  • Serve as the primary content-creator for AFS-USA blogs, social media, website, and print materials.
  • Manage the regular email messaging to potential study abroad applicants and host families, providing relevant and original content to encourage further engagement with AFS.
  • Develop and execute new ways to collect content from current AFS students, host families and volunteers for use in messaging across channels.
  • Using content provided by AFS international partners and former participants, write and maintain program descriptions on the AFS website, relevant print materials, and all other forums where AFS is represented.
  • Monitor web and Facebook analytics and provide regular reports on ways to improve traffic and performance.
  • Produce ad content for use across channels, both on a national and hyper-local level.


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications or Marketing
  • 1-2 years prior related work experience
  • Demonstrated skill in both creative and technical writing.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape, social media, and trend research for younger demographic.
  • Innovative approach to content development across media platforms.
  • Self-driven, quick learner, especially with regard to researching and adopting new communications and reporting platforms
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, WordPress is a plus.


We offer salary commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package.


AFS-USA is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. AFS-USA prohibits all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation, including behavior which targets an individual or group based on perceived or actual characteristics, such as but not limited to: race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, age, disability, military service, veteran status, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, familial status, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage, citizenship status, caregiver status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offense or stalking, unemployment status, status as a certified medical marijuana patient or any other legally protected classification.


Medical, Dental, HRA, FSA, Retirement Plan, Paid Holiday Days, Vacation Days, Floating Holidays, and more!

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Do you want to join the AFS-USA Team?! To apply, please click on the link. Please include your cover letter and resume in the application. No phone calls please.