Video Editor: PART-TIME

As Video Editor you will assist Whitney Hill, Director of SPORK!, with working on various projects. All video and media will be provided before each assignment with direct instructions on editing format/style.

On-site filming will not be required. Candidates must have access to a computer and either Adobe Premiere, or a similar video editing software.  A background in film editing is strongly preferred. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage video projects as assigned
  • Able to meet set deadlines and accept edit suggestions
  • Able to edit/design in a way that keeps with SPORK!'s brand
  • Communicate accurate information in a clear and concise format
  • Fixing, re-mixing and editing video/audio material
  • Transcribing captions 

Location(s): 
Telecommute - Chicago, Illinois

Compensation Type:  
Unpaid

 


Multi-Media Collaborators  

Writers & Videographers

In modern journalism, it is seldom that differently able individuals are given the opportunity to openly report on the observations of their community.  What’s more, it is rare that the differently able are represented in media on their terms.

At SPORK! we value the individual voices that make up the differently able communities and work hard to ensure that we accurately represent their stories. We advocate by fighting for inclusive journalism.

We are looking for writers and videographers for an experimental online series about living with a cognitive, physical or non-apparent difference.  

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Writers will be sharing their personal stories, experiences, frustrations and point of view about being within the differently able community. Videographers will interpret the Writer's stories into a short video. The final product will be a collaboration that will assist in breaking down misconceptions, openly discuss the day-to-day challenges that many with differences must resolve, spark conversation, whilst encouraging empathy, compassion and thought.

Writers please note: Writing topic is open as long as it deals with the differently able community.

Videographers please note: Video styling, format and medium choice will be independently chosen; creative license is encouraged.

Once application has been submitted and selected, Whitney Hill, Director of SPORK!, will contact you with information on who you will be paired with and will provide further details.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage video projects and/or writings as assigned
  • Able to meet set deadlines and accept edit suggestions
  • Communicate accurate information in a clear and concise format
  • Fixing, re-mixing and editing video/audio material

Location(s): 
Telecommute - Chicago, Illinois

Compensation Type:  
Unpaid

 

--- To apply, please send resume and cover letter to whitney@sporkability.org ---

 

Filled Positions


Special Events Coordinator: part-time

As Special Events Coordinator, you will assist Whitney Hill, Director of SPORK!, with working on various upcoming projects. Candidates must be organized, personable, problem solvers, dedicated, able to take direction and efficient.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage simultaneous, small projects as assigned
  • Conduct research on multiple projects
  • Arrange for guest speakers and writers 
  • Solicit volunteers 
  • Schedule events 
  • Assist in advertising and mild fundraising 
  • Establish and maintain project files, both paper and electronic
  • Communicate accurate information in a clear and concise format

Location(s): 
Telecommute - Chicago, Illinois

Compensation Type:  
Unpaid


- Special Events Coordinator position filled as of February 2016 -


Marketing & Communications Director: part-time

As a Marketing & Communications Director, you will assist Whitney Hill, Director of SPORK!, with maintaining social media content & creative public relation campaigns. Candidates must be organized, be able to take direction, be highly efficient, smart and eager to learn. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Assure social media presence by assisting in planning, writing and managing pertaining social media blogs
  • Create Ad campaigns that coincide with SPORK! projects
  • Draft, distribute and pitch news releases, media alerts and other stories
  • Update SPORK!'s website when needed
  • Research industry specific keywords and write creative content for Google Ad Words

Location(s): 
Telecommute - Chicago, Illinois

Compensation Type:  
Unpaid

 

- Marketing & Communications position filled as of November 2015 -