Free Spirit Media seeks dynamic applicants for the following current open positions. For instructions on how to apply, see full descriptions.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM BEAT REPORTER/EDITOR, Real Chi Youth
Free Spirit Media’s Real Chi Youth civic journalism program 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.
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, Free Spirit Media
The Development Director will lead Free Spirit Media’s Development & Communications department, which works to promote Free Spirit Media and its youth artists; garner financial support for the organization through philanthropic efforts that complement the organization's earned revenue models; and build an audience for youth media and organizational projects. The successful candidate will be an experienced development professional, project manager, and relationship builder with the ability to multi-task and adhere to internal and external deadlines. This position requires a team player and self starter, who can maintain focus, perspective, calm, and attention to detail in a fast-paced, creative, and youth-focused environment.
SUMMER WORKFORCE COORDINATOR, Industry Pathways
The Summer Workforce Coordinator holds a part-time, seasonal role on the Industry Pathways program team, Free Spirit Media’s creative workforce development initiative that provides underrepresented emerging media-makers ages 18-25 with professional development, production and skills training, mentorship and work-placed opportunities. This dynamic individual will lead the professional development, career and internship support services and individual engagement for participants in FSM’s summer workforce programs.
GENERAL OPPORTUNITIES, Free Spirit Media
We are looking for artists interested in subbing in to any of our FSM Programs. Please fill out the information below to the best of your knowledge, so that we can determine for which programs you might be the best fit.