CAREERS

Free Spirit Media seeks dynamic applicants for the following current open positions. For instructions on how to apply, see full descriptions.

NEIGHBORHOOD & POLITICS BEAT REPORTER/EDITOR, Real Chi Youth

Free Spirit Media’s Real Chi Youth civic journalism program (RealChiYouth.com) is currently looking to find a beat reporter/editor to collaborate in our pilot newsroom. This role would entail serving as an editor to our apprentice reporters, while covering the North Lawndale neighborhood beat, focusing on community initiatives, special events, local business, schools and access, and local governance. This is an excellent opportunity for a young journalist looking to find a pathway into Chicago’s competitive media market.


CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM BEAT REPORTER/EDITOR, Real Chi Youth

Free Spirit Media’s Real Chi Youth civic journalism program (RealChiYouth.com) is currently looking to find a beat reporter/editor to collaborate in our pilot newsroom. This role would entail serving as an editor to our apprentice reporters, while covering criminal justice and policing reform, with a focus on generating original reporting on the new restorative justice court in North Lawndale. This is an excellent opportunity for a young journalist looking to find a pathway into Chicago’s competitive media market.


DEPUTY DIRECTOR, Organization Wide

The Deputy Director will partner with the Executive Director to oversee communications, development, operations, and especially programmatic functions for Free Spirit Media. The Deputy Director will play a vital role in connecting key strategic and programmatic priorities to initiatives and frameworks for their activation and integration. The Deputy Director position is new to Free Spirit Media; the vision for this position is to help connect organization vision, values, and implementation efforts. The Deputy Director will be a key leader in the organization, interfacing both with internal team members and stakeholders and with external partners, allies, and prospective supporters.

FREE SPIRIT MEDIA is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and equitable environment in which all staff can excel regardless of race, ethnicity, age, faith, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ability. People of color, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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EMERGING CREATIVES AGES 14-25

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