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  • Posted: Jul 28, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Code for Africa (CfA) uses technology and #OpenData to empower citizens. We give citizens actionable information for better-informed decision making and digital tools to amplify their voices, so that they can hold the authorities (both governmental and corporate) to account.
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    Junior Multimedia Designer

    The successful candidate will help CfA create graphic designs and animations (such as animated GIFs and short engaging videos) to spark conversations on social media. Your application will be judged based on your creative talent and technical expertise in graphic design and/or simple illustration and animation skills. Candidates can hail from the media, advertising, or any other creative industry. All you need is a talent for creating strong visual content.

    The successful candidate will work as part of a multinational and multilingual team, using digital collaboration tools to create content for a global audience and international media partners. If successful, you will work on projects spotlighting human trafficking, misinformation, public health threats, award winning investigations and much more. 

    Required

    • You have a portfolio/showreel of demonstrating your graphic design and/or animation/social video/GIF/ illustration making skills.
    • You’ve worked on content that went viral, became a meme, or made a meaningful impact on a community.
    • You have mastery of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, in particular XD, Illustrator, Photoshop, and AfterEffects.
    • You understand the relative strengths of the different social media platforms, and the different narrative/visual techniques necessary for engaging the different audiences on these platforms.
    • You are able to work with writers, developers and product managers to plan out visual content across multiple platforms.

    Preferred: 

    • You have a knack for telling immersive stories across different platforms, customised to the specific audience while remaining true to the core narrative.
    • You’ve built an engaged community or gathered an active following around the content you’ve created. 
    • You’re familiar with design prototyping tools like Figma and Sketch. 
    • You’ve worked on brands or projects that are globally recognised and disruptive.
    • You’re experienced with digital collaboration tools, including Slack, Google Drive, Trello and Airtable.

    Language and Location Requirements:

    • Location: Candidates from Kenya, Nigeria or South Africa are preferred, but strong candidates from across Africa will be gladly considered.
    • Primary languages: English
    • Preferred but not required: Amharic, Arabic, Hausa, French or Kiswahili

    Closing: 30 August 2022

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Code for Africa (CfA) on opportunities.codeforafrica.org to apply

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