Free Spirit Media
Job Title:Temporary Production Coordinator, FSM News West
(Position will run Mid-October to Early March)
Reports To: Program Coordinator, FSM News West
Supervises: Youth Production Crews
The FSM News West Production Coordinator is a dynamic staff person who is able to work directly with youth to spark creativity, confidence, and leadership through journalism and video production. This staff person is a team player, who can maintain focus, perspective, attitude, and attention to detail in a fast-paced, creative, and youth-driven environment. The Production Coordinator, with support from the Program Coordinator, is responsible for supporting the technical needs and learning for the after school program for participating youth. FSM News West is held at The Nichols Tower on the West Side of Chicago and engages high school aged youth.
FSM News teaches video production and journalism to youth, with a focus on supporting youth in learning the best practices in journalistic reporting, research, and broadcast news. Through production of news packages, PSAs, and full newscasts, youth gain real world skills and begin to use media as a way to tell their story and learn about their community. FSM News West is part of the journalism portfolio, with its counterpart FSM News South and the advanced journalism program, Real Chi Youth.
The FSM News West crew is responsible for the production and packaging of participant newscasts on various distribution platforms, including on CAN TV, YouTube, and partners.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
§ Participate in day-to-day lesson preparation and delivery, including, but not limited to: camera operations, editing, producing, and reporting
§ Assist and teach youth on site about equipment, trouble-shooting, and production run-down
§ Create and maintain youth development environment where youth receive technical, artistic, social, and emotional support
§ Help plan, oversee, and attend field trips to media and production companies, businesses, organizations, events, etc.
§ Coordinate and cultivate relationships with local media professionals to serve as guest speakers and mentors
§ Participate in FSM staff meetings and professional development trainings
§ Support production, editing and archiving of final newscasts
§ Responsible for the care and maintenance of camera, editing, and video equipment
§ Lead the program’s file management and organizational system
§ Be knowledgeable in Adobe Creative Cloud, including After Effects and Photoshop