CAREERS

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


CREATIVE WORKFORCE COORDINATOR, INDUSTRY PATHWAYS, Free Spirit Media

The FSM Creative Workforce Coordinator (CWC) plays a key role in the development and support of Free Spirit Media's emerging creative young adults. The CWC is a member of the Industry Pathways program team--- FSM's creative workforce development iniatitve that provides underrepresented emerging media-makers ages 18-25 with opportunities for professional development, production and skills training, mentorship and work placement.

 

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, THE REAL CHI, Free Spirit Media

The Program Coordinator for The Real Chi is a dynamic staff person who is the lead administrator and manager of a newsroom producing a weekly digital news site, The Real Chi: Community News from Free Spirit News. Serving emerging journalists, age 18-24, the Program Coordinator is responsible for the overall news content and educational value of the newsroom and is dedicated to clearly setting and communicating editorial strategies, goals, curriculum and assessments.

 

DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT Free Spirit Media

The Development Coordinator serves as the primary grant writer and development record keeper for the organization. The successful candidate will be an innovative strategic thinker with excellent written and verbal communication skills who has 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-driven environment,

 

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.

 

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

Are you looking for a paid opportunity to advance your production skills or entry into Chicago's media industries?

Check out Free Spirit Media's program portfolio!

OUR VALUES

FREE SPIRIT MEDIA is dedicated to four organizational values, building an engaging and relevant learning environment that stimulates meaningful youth creation, inspiring an entrepreneurial and visionary culture, growing the development and spirited involvement of our team talent, and recognizing that equality, solidarity, and inclusivity are essential in positively transforming media and society.

 
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OUR STANDARDS

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.

OUR ORGANIZATIONAL STANDARDS ARE:

  • Ensure a safe, well-resourced, and respectful space(s) and culture.

  • Respect youth, alumni, staff, board, partners, supporters as each being essential to fulfilling our mission.

  • Value the time and energy that great efforts require, and compensate/support accordingly.

  • Honor our shared commitment to a worthy cause.

  • Challenge our students/participants to build tangible skills.

  • Embrace diversity and foster cross-cultural understanding and respect.

 

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