Job Opportunity: Photography, Expanded Assistant at Magnum Foundation

Magnum Foundation is seeking an Assistant for their Photography, Expanded Program. Magnum Foundation provides photographers working in the public interest with the support they need to produce meaningful, high-impact visual storytelling projects across issues, borders and disciplines. Photography, Expanded is a Magnum Foundation initiative inspiring documentary photographers to expand their storytelling beyond the still image. Through intensive workshops and panel discussions, photographers have been learning about emerging digital tools and methods in order to engage audiences across platforms and mobilize communities around social justice issues. To learn more about Magnum Foundation and the Photography, Expanded Program, follow this link:

Photography, Expanded


Job Information:

Hours: 2-3 days per week

Rate: $18 / hr

For Immediate Hire.

Please send resume and cover letter to: Paul Amitai,


Primary Responsibilities:

Programs / Events:

  • research potential presenters and projects relevant to planned events
  • research potential program partners and sponsors
  • contact potential presenters

Communication / Documentation:

  • help draft Labs call for proposals and public event PR copy
  • create event invites (Eventbrite, Mailchimp, Facebook)
  • draft / contribute blog content (Tumblr)
  • draft and post Twitter / PhotoEx Facebook group updates
  • help draft post / update website event info
  • help draft event / brochure copy
  • coordinate event documentation (photo, video, blog posts)
  • help draft and disseminate post-event surveys / analytics

Administration / Production:

  • help draft and post Labs submission forms (Submittable)
  • manage Lab submissions and help select participants
  • coordinate presenter logistics (agreements, tax forms, travel, invoicing, payment)
  • coordinate event catering / hospitality
  • help coordinate event venue logistics
  • coordinate PhotoEx Fellowship (schedule group convenings, mentor/participant meetings, assist matchmaking / team-building, coordinate invoicing)

Event Design / Technology:

  • coordinate presenter tech requirements (AV, slides, online content)
  • help coordinate AV/tech requirements with event venue
  • collect and assemble slide presentations for events

Community Management:

  • research relevant current articles/happenings for PhotoEx Community and documentary photographers more broadly
  • draft social media posts and blog posts
  • draft event invitations and open calls
  • research and organize resources related to PhotoEx event themes, and PhotoEx more broadly • build an online PhotoEx Hub, a collection of resources and documentation • coordinate online convenings / meetups

Critical Skills:

  • excellent writing skills
  • interest in journalism, social justice issues and emerging technology and significant experience working and studying in related fields