UI-UX Analyst Designer at Ballotpedia

  • Design
  • Fulltime
  • USA Only
Job Description

UI/UX Analyst Designer (Remote)

Middleton, Wisconsin, United States


Full time


Ballotpedia is seeking a full-time, 100% remote user interface/user experience designer and analyst to join our growing team. This is an ideal opportunity for a highly curious and experienced professional and problem solver who is passionate about utilizing technology, design and automation to help Ballotpedia fulfill its civic mission of informing voters, and expand its election coverage to cover every contested election in America, especially at the local level.

Taking direction from the Vice President of Election Product and Technology Strategy, you will report to our Director of Technology and be part of the Ballotpedia Tech team. You will create product functional requirements and specifications, create wireframes and mockups, and design user interfaces. You will also build mockups and prototypes for user feedback and testing to validate designs if necessary. The ideal candidate will help us create the best user experience possible for our readers and audiences on our website and mobile applications and across our entire suite of election information products and services.

Ballotpedia’s Election Product and Tech teams support the rest of the staff in making high-quality political data and unbiased encyclopedic content available to the American public by improving many aspects of Ballotpedia’s web presence and the behind-the-scenes tools used by staff.


As a UI/UX Analyst Designer, you will:

  • Analyze business goals, product goals and operational areas and processes to identify problems, issues, and improvement opportunities that can be solved with automation and system capabilities.
  • Perform the necessary research and analysis to support change recommendations.
  • Document system requirements through functional specifications and user stories.
  • Create requirements and specifications for product and systems development producing designs using process and data flow diagrams, flowcharts, and other documentation as needed.
  • Define user responsibilities, roles, and duties in context of system capabilities and system interactions using use cases and other forms of documentation.
  • Create wireframes and build prototypes to communicate system capabilities to and for both users and developers.
  • Confirm and refine development designs and specifications through user discussions and user/usability testing.
  • Following best practices and industry standards, design User Interfaces for web based applications (desktop, tablet and mobile views) to support product and user needs
  • Produce detailed system specifications using CSS and low and high-fidelity mockups
  • Design system outputs (reports, databases, exports, and API endpoints)

Qualifications and Characteristics

A UI/UX Analyst Designer must:

  • Have at least three years of career experience in user interface and user experience, analysis, design, and information architecture (IA).
  • Be able to evaluate business goals and user needs, and translate them into product, operational and system requirements and specifications.
  • Be able to communicate requirements through creation of written specifications, use cases, data/process diagrams, mockups, wireframes, and other forms of documentation.
  • Be able to interact with users of all types, as well as developers both independently, as a leader or participant, and/or as part of a team effort always in a positive and constructive manner.
  • Be humble, seeking to improve the work of the rest of the staff, and approaching projects as a team member.
  • Be dedicated and willing to work hard to support the mission of Ballotpedia
  • Have an unending appetite for learning and mastering new technology
  • Experience with the following is required:
    • Adept proficiency with popular UI/UX visual design platforms including but not limited to (you will be able to use your platform of choice):
      • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, Figma, Marvel, Adobe XD,, Craft, Axure, etc
    • HTML
    • CSS


The UI/UX Analyst Designer will work remotely from their home location. All Ballotpedia staff work remotely. To join Ballotpedia, you must have a computer with Internet access.

Ballotpedia has a flexible work environment, BP Flex, in which every employee enjoys unlimited vacation and flexibility in scheduling. Each employee will be oriented to the principles of Ballotpedia’s flexible environment during new employee training.


The starting pay range for the UI/UX Analyst Designer is $75,000-$90,000/year commensurate with experience.

In addition to salary, Ballotpedia offers an annual benefits stipend equivalent to $8,000 that is paid out in equal increments in each paycheck once an employee becomes benefits eligible. The stipend may be used to pay for a full benefits package, including health, vision, and dental insurance; retirement accounts; and more. If benefits are not elected, the stipend is taxed as regular income and added to salary. 

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