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Website User Experience Designer

WhoWhatWhy is looking for a volunteer Website User Experience Designer to modernize our site and increase traffic. You will be a self-started, work remotely, and on your own schedule, though we require a minimum commitment of 5-8 hours a week. Because it usually takes two to four weeks before volunteers become fully functional and require less supervision, we prefer candidates who can commit a minimum of three months to our organization.

Who We Are

We are a remarkable news organization and community that is making a difference, setting a new standard, and innovating on every front. A nonprofit that accepts no advertising, WhoWhatWhy is staffed largely with skilled volunteers dedicated to elevating public awareness and fostering a more vigorous democracy.  

To Apply

Please send us a resume and carefully reasoned, customized cover letter that shows that you have studied and thought about what we do at WhoWhatWhy. Our mission must resonate deeply with you. We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. You must confirm your understanding that this is a volunteer position.


  • Demonstrated current UX design experience
  • A self-motivated, creative mindset 
  • Flexibility to provide quick response rates while serving in a volunteer role
  • Excellent team work and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand how product engagement influences user behavior 
  • UX designers should approach problems collaboratively and not defensively
  • Willingness to ask questions and admit fault


  • Create intuitive user interfaces and interactions using best practices
  • Develop user flows that translate to frictionless experiences through website
  • Conduct surveys with the readers to inform direction of designs
  • ​Collaborate developers, project managers and others to develop inspiration and ideas
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