Acting Interim Director
@ The Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project
based in New York, New York
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Yukiko Yamagata is acting interim director for the Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project , which explores the intersection of photography and social change through...
The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) www.osisa.org invites innovative ideas from young activists, artists, entrepreneurs or organizations who are working on the range of questions above to submit proposals to the OSISA Youth & Arts Flexible Grants Initiative.
They're seeking proposals for youth, arts, and/or culture projects from the following countries: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Deadline: July 20, 2017. Guidelines available in English, French, and Portuguese. Please circulate widely.
We’re seeking a communications and technology specialist with strong content management and quantitative skills. As the social media coordinator, you will package digital content produced by Open Society Foundations and ensure that it reaches target audiences through social media (both organic and paid) as well as through email updates and SEO. In addition, you will analyze metrics from a variety of channels with a focus on measuring content impact and engagement and identifying opportunities for optimization and testing.
You’ll coordinate Open Society’s online audience engagement, particularly on Facebook, Twitter, and the social web, and execute the digital strategy and performance recommendations for the Foundations’ online projects and branded platforms. This position reports to the director of digital and is based in New York.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
work with editorial staff to produce, edit, and source digital content (text, images, audio, video) and ensure it aligns with Open Society’s digital strategy;
assist the Social Media Analyst to report on trends related to Open Society issues and work using a variety of listening and analytic tools;
respond to daily messages, inquiries, and comments on branded social media channels in a timely manner;
promote social media and conduct training for staff, grantees, and partners on how it can enhance their work.
coordinate video shoots and audio recordings with the multimedia producer and the Content Strategist;
assist in production and editing of photography/video and audio, including webcasts.
support routine digital production, including updates in contact and content management systems;
help organize and manage multimedia assets, ensuring conformity to editorial standards and platform requirements.
bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university and three years of demonstrated experience managing and/or producing digital media; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
commitment to advocacy work for civil society, and, in particular, for the work supported by Open Society Foundations;
experience working in communications with a focus on digital media, advocacy, and analytics;
experience managing high visibility social media accounts on multiple platforms, preferably in an organization or company that works in multiple countries;
familiarity with social media strategies, especially for international/multi-country audiences;
experience with audio and video editing is preferred;
interest in digital trends and technologies, particularly as applied to the advocacy space;
ability to build and maintain strong relationships within teams and across programs, departmental units, and levels;
familiarity with contact and content management systems such as Drupal, WordPress, MailChimp, and SalesForce;
experience with digital outreach, including sending email updates, managing an email list, etc.;
knowledge of tools and protocols for digital publishing, including HMTL, XML, CSS, etc.
To apply, please submit your CV, a cover letter, and a link to social media accounts you have managed.
We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations, and we welcome and actively seek applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences
Excited to announce the Call for Work for our next exhibition, which for the first time will be combined with a $20-30,000 grant. We'll be selecting 6-8 photographers and image-based artists engaging with ideas of resistance in the face of repression, discrimination, hate, and violence based on identity and legal status, such as race or citizenship. We're specifically looking for artists whose goal is to resist, question, and/or affirm, not merely to illustrate or document negative impacts as a neutral observer.
The Documentary Photography Project seeks to advance socially engaged photography and its potential to drive change.We value ambitious work that reflects an ongoing commitment to depth and nuance, a plurality of perspectives and approaches, and photographers who use their work to strategically trigger critical thought, dialogue, and action.
Through Moving Walls, an exhibition series that features photography on human rights and social justice issues, we provide a platform for global practitioners who are expanding the visual language of documentary photography in compelling ways. Our public programs combine the perspectives of photographers, advocates, and grassroots organizers to stimulate critical thinking about pressing global issues.
Please visit our New York office’s public gallery space for free Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., or visit the Moving Walls website for an archive of past exhibitions.