CURRENT OPENING: Everyday Africa Coordinator
LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya
HOURS: Full-time (40 hours / week)
START DATE: January 2020
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.
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.
A great communicator, both digitally and physically.
CV / Resumé
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.