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Senior UI/UX Designer


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The Council on Foreign Relations is seeking a Senior UI/UX Designer to provide project support for various design needs across the digital organization. This position reports directly to the Deputy Director, Design. The Senior UI/UX Designer will be collaborating and working alongside the think tank, editorial, product, and technology to define the experience across

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Participating in the product ideation, conceptual development and creation of site verticals, interactives and microsites, across a responsive platform
  • Solid understanding of UX best practices as it applies to online content-creation
  • Facilitating design communication across a multidisciplinary team throughout each phase of a project, clearly articulating design rationale
  • Creating low-fidelity prototypes to quickly visualize, sketch, and communicate solutions to complex design problems
  • Maintaining and assisting in the evolution of the CFR visual style guide, ensuring that all work adheres to brand guidelines
  • Keeping abreast of industry trends and seeking ways to apply new UI/UX principles


  • Five years of related design experience, working on a digital design team
  • Portfolio demonstrating a solid understanding of interactives design formats and methodologies; include wireframes, annotations, flows and mid-fidelity interactions
  • Experience designing for online news and information or other content-rich sites
  • Ability to engage with others to cultivate an environment of learning and constructive dialogue
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work, adhering to critical project timelines
  • Professional-level knowledge of industry standard design software (Sketch, InVisionApp, etc.)
  • Interest in current events and foreign policy
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in visual design, human interaction or related field
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS a plus

Job Perks

The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.

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