Council on Foreign Relations

  • Visual Designer

    Department
    Creative Innovation
    City
    New York
    State
    NY
  • Overview

    The Council on Foreign Relations is seeking a Visual Designer to provide project support for various design needs across the digital organization. Reporting directly to the Design Director, in this position you will be collaborating and working alongside the think tank, editorial, product and technology to define the experience across CFR.org.

    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
    • Designing solutions for think tank & editorial initiatives such as maps, infographics and other data visualizations
    • Facilitating design communication across a multidisciplinary team throughout each phase of a project, clearly articulating design rationale
    • 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

    Qualifications

    • Five years of related design experience, working on cross-functional teams
    • Portfolio demonstrating a solid understanding of UI/UX principles and responsive design; include sketches, flows, mid-fidelity interactions (show your process) 
    • 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 (Adobe CS, Sketch, 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

    To be considered, please include a link to an online portfolio

     

    About CFR

    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.

     

    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.

     

    The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.  

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