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PROGRAM LEAD

Inkstick is hiring a Program Lead for the Creative Capsule Residency,  a brand new program offering select participants the opportunity to work as residents alongside Inkstick Media editors, Bombshelltoe producers and artists, and other top experts.

Who we are: Inkstick Media is a nonprofit news platform that publishes independent investigative audio and print reporting that shines a light on the toughest problems in global security and centers the voices of those on the ground. As the first and only foreign policy outlet written explicitly by and for a broader, younger, and more diverse audience, Inkstick offers new views on the big, emergent questions and debates that typically are discussed behind closed doors in Washington DC, in elite diplomatic circles, and the halls of think tanks.

For this new Creative Capsule Residency, Inkstick is partnering with Bombshelltoe Policy x Arts Collective, a creative research hub that brings together scientists, activists, historians, artists, and other expertise to explore how nuclear issues touch everyday lives and intersect with urgent social issues. By working together, Inkstick and Bombshelltoe hope to offer a unique residency experience that will encourage creative inquiry grounded in rigorous research, artistic practice in various media, and journalistic ethics. The Creative Capsule Residency is funded by the MacArthur Foundation. 

This position includes, but is not limited to, the following work:

Manage application and program design: Create, track, and notify applications for the residency program. Guide the design and implementation of the program with input from Inkstick, Bombshelltoe, and the Advisory Board.

Develop residency events: Coordinate “Craft sessions” and “Critique Workshops” for residents, which will serve as opportunities to engage scholars, activists, educators, scientists, and experts from other disciplines, as well as receive guidance and constructive feedback on how to channel policy research into different media.

Identify opportunities to share residency work: Assist Inkstick and Bombshelltoe in finding avenues to showcase each resident’s work in a wide range of digital platforms and physical spaces.

Develop web content: During year two of the program, develop content for the program’s website that summarizes takeaways and inspiration from the residency curriculum, which will be open to the public. This online resource will feature articles and videos that cover basic “how-tos,” such as: how to build a work portfolio; write a concept note; find stories and sources; among other topics.

Applicants should have:

— A basic understanding of or interest in global and local security issues.

— A love of working with culture and community workers: scholars, artists, journalists, and others.

— 1-2 years program design and management experience (in any field is okay!) or equivalent education.

— An ability to work independently.

— Superb organizational skills and an obsessive attention to detail.

— ​​Enthusiasm for event planning and coordinating collaborations among groups large and small.

— Killer social media skills.

— A good sense of humor.

Please submit your application, with the subject line “Inkstick’s New Program Lead” to Laicie Heeley (lheeley@inkstickmedia.com). The application package should include the following:

  1. Resume;
  2. One-page cover letter
  3. Writing and/or audio sample;
  4. Two references (names, contact information, and relationship to you) that can speak to how awesome you are.

What else you should know:

The starting salary for this entry-level position is $45,000/year.

This is a remote, grant-funded position beginning in August 2022 and ending April 30, 2024 with a possibility for renewal. The position is full time, classified as exempt, and at-will, and includes generous benefits and leave.

Inkstick Media is committed to fostering diversity. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and we highly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, bilingual and bicultural individuals, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Inkstick Media is committed to full inclusion of all qualified individuals. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Laicie Heeley at lheeley@inkstickmedia.com.

This position will remain open until filled, but we anticipate closing applications on July 22nd.