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Applause Africa is a dynamic family of multi-talented people from every part of the Diaspora. We are truly crazy about Africa[ns] and passionate about what we do. Join us if you wish to contribute your talents to this critical shift in the Diaspora and on the Continent, that history will remember. Content creation is no longer a flat offering. We are interested in your experience as a Diaspora African and as a Continental African in every medium–articles, prose, photography, video and art. We want to know how you see the world, and share that with our global audience. To apply for any of the roles below, contact wework@applauseafrica.com with a resume and/or applicable work samples and with subject line “Joining the Team.”

Visual Team – Photography + Video

Applause Africa staff photographers are responsible for the conception, creation, and editing of photographic and video content for all digital platforms and print media. This team works closely with the online editorial staff to ensure the capturing and showcasing the African Diaspora in our best light, with captivating and powerful visual art. Join this team.


Leadership Team – Operations

Works with CEO and Leadership Team to plan and direct all aspects of Applause Africa and African Diaspora Award operations, objectives and initiatives. This role focuses on short- and long-term operational and financial goals and directs the development of the organization to ensure future growth. The Operations lead will be passionate about the Continent and savvy in the boardroom. This person is uber creative in crafting solutions and compassionate but flexible in managing team members. This is me.


Social Media Team

This team is comprised of highly motivated creatives with a passion for stories from the African Continent and Diaspora. Works closely with the Social Media Coordinator and Applause Editors to further brand awareness, increase inbound traffic, and cultivate relationships with our audiences on all major platforms. Join this team.


Senior Editor

You have a vision for the Continent that you wish to see writers and contributors create. Your writing is impeccable and you read voraciously. The Senior Editor works closely with the Editorial Board to develop and manage story concepts, while supporting Staff Writers in developing their craft. This is me.

Staff Writer

Are you a writer who is passionate about molding the new African narrative? Does the innovation and entrepreneurship changing the Continent excite you? Do you see a dearth in authentic coverage of the Continent and Diaspora with a multi-dimensional but truthful message about who we are and how we are moving the world forward? If so, you need Applause in your life. Apply now and get your life.

Guest Contributors

Contributed/Op-Ed Submissions

Applause Africa opens submissions from contributors who are leaders in and knowledgeable about issues on Africa and/or her Diaspora. We are particularly interested in how the present generation is marching the Continent forward through entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation in any industry–from arts to tech. Applause Africa requests that contributed articles remain exclusive to our site for 72 hours, after which time they may be re-published in part on other sites, with a link back to the original article on Applause Africa. Please send editorial pitches to editor@applauseafrica.com. All articles are subject to editing.

Freelance Photographers

Professional photographers should send relevant photos (very recent events or photojournalism) through a shared dropbox folder along with a note to editor@applauseafrica.com. Turnaround time is typically a few days for time-sensitive coverage and one week for photojournalism.