Council on Foreign Relations

Senior UI/UX Designer

Digital Development
New York


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 Director, Design & User Experience. In this position, you 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 and 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 (Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, 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

  • Experience working with an agile team including designers, developers, strategists, and marketers a plus.

Pay Range

$80,000 to $120,000 per year

Pay commensurate with experience and education

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,


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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