CURRENT OPENING: Everyday Africa Coordinator
LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya
HOURS: Full-time (40 hours / week)
START DATE: January 2020

 Background
Everyday Africa was formed in 2012 as an effort to rise above the media-driven stereotypes that plague the continent. Following its viral success, an international movement began as like-minded storytellers worldwide created their own @Everyday feeds on Instagram that use photography to combat cliché, promote local norms, and celebrate global commonalities. As a non-profit, The Everyday Projects works to support these worldwide projects, offer mentorship and other professional guidance to the projects’ photographers, and use their photography in classrooms as part of a robust education program, teaching photography and visual literacy skills to students while encouraging them to document their own communities.

Everyday Africa – now a collective of 45 photographers posting to an Instagram feed with more than 400,000 followers – is still the largest and most prominent platform in The Everyday Projects’ family. As our organization expands, we are looking for someone Nairobi-based to manage and grow the Everyday Africa channels; to build partnerships locally; and to create opportunities for Everyday Africa photographers.

Primary Job Activities

  • Manage the Instagram feed @everydayafrica and related social media (Instagram Stories / Highlights / IGTV, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). This includes planning regular #followfriday features, additional special features, promotion of our publications and photographers, etc.

  • Design and execute plans for audience growth and increased engagement, particularly on the continent.

  • Use analytics tools to form actionable insights to share with The Everyday Projects Community Team.

Secondary / Additional Job Activities

  • Find new ways to collaborate with organizations who share our vision; develop partnerships with organizations in Nairobi and continent-wide; use Everyday Africa to amplify other photography, journalism, and storytelling initiatives on the continent.  

  • Seek photography exhibition opportunities in Nairobi and continent-wide; manage exhibition curation and installation.

  • Assist in the development of a photography workshop program to benefit photographers on the continent.

  • Seek educational partnerships in Nairobi / opportunities for The Everyday Projects to expand our educational programming to Kenya.

  • Assist in developing programs with the African Photojournalism Database, our partner project with World Press Photo.

  • Assist with / lead other creative output for the project. Potentials include live storytelling events, podcasting, written stories, etc.

  • Assist with fundraising, including grant writing, meeting with potential funders, and developing revenue strategies.

 Qualifications

  • 3–5 years experience working on audience and/or community engagement, ideally in media.

  • Extensive knowledge of all mainstream and emerging social channels, especially as they pertain to photography.

  • Extensive knowledge of photography and journalism, especially the African landscape of those fields.

  • Self-reliant, good problem solver, results-oriented.

  • Team player.

  • Highly organized.

  • A great communicator, both digitally and physically.

 Application Materials

  • CV / Resumé

  • Cover letter

  • Please feel free to send a selection of additional relevant material, i.e. links to your website or publications, a PDF of exhibitions you’ve helped curate or manage, photography or other artistic portfolio, etc.

 Please submit your application materials to EverydayAfricaCoordinator@gmail.com with “Everyday Africa Coordinator” in the subject line.