Jobs at Sound Vision

July 21, 2017 - Sound Vision is currently hiring for the following 7 positions for Chicago, IL, office:

  1. Host and Producer for Radio Islam
  2. Operations Manager
  3. Graphic Designer
  4. Director of Youth Engagement
  5. Youth and Internship Coordinator
  6. Director of Media Relations / Media Spokesperson
  7. Director of Coalition Relations

Job Posting
Host & Producer for Radio Islam

Radio Islam is the original American Muslim daily live radio show that offers public affairs discussion and news from a Muslim perspective.  It airs 6 to 7 PM central time.  Radio Islam has been on the air for 12 years.  Future plans include live airing on YouTube and Facebook.  Radio Islam is produced by Sound Vision, which performs media and public relations work for the American Muslim community, and develops resources for Muslim youth and other stakeholders.

Responsibilities

  • host live one-hour daily radio show every weekday evening from the Radio Islam studio in downtown Chicago
  • prepare a 10-15 minute scripted daily news segment consisting of 100-word news items, to be recorded live to start the show
  • work with producer on planning show and securing guests
  • develop relationships with the show’s guests
  • promote Radio Islam and Sound Vision at various speaking engagements and community events
  • participate in social media promotion

Qualifications

  • 4-year degree, preferably in journalism, communications, political science, or related field
  • superior verbal communication skills
  • contacts within the Chicago Muslim community
  • basic understanding of Islam, and issues affecting the Muslim community in the United States

Preferred Qualification

  • radio or television experience

This is a full-time salaried position located in Chicago.  We will consider distributing the responsibilities between two part-time positions based on exceptional situations.

Please send your CV to jobs@soundvision.com.


Job Posting
Operations Manager

Sound Vision builds bridges of understanding among neighbors about Islam and Muslims in the United States.  Sound Vision performs media and public relations work for the American Muslim community.  Sound Vision develops resources for Muslim youth and other stakeholders, including award-winning documentaries, the popular children’s series Adam’s World, and the daily talk show, Radio Islam.

Responsibilities

  • coordinate recruitment for open positions
  • draft job offers/contracts
  • coordinate recruitment and hiring of contractors
  • correspond with and perform initial evaluation of applicants
  • track and categorize One America Coalition expenses
  • plan and organize fundraising efforts
  • manage interns
  • ensure One America team members are fulfilling their job duties
  • proofread all online and written material

Qualifications

  • 4-year degree
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • proficiency with office software packages (e.g., LibreOffice, Microsoft Office)

Preferred Qualifications

  • leadership/management experience
  • experience working for non-profit organizations

This is a full-time salaried position located in Chicago for those authorized to work in the USA.  Please send your CV to jobs@soundvision.com.


Job Posting
Graphic Designer

Sound Vision builds bridges of understanding among neighbors about Islam and Muslims in the United States.  Sound Vision performs media and public relations work for the American Muslim community.  Sound Vision develops resources for Muslim youth and other stakeholders, including award-winning documentaries, the popular children’s series Adam’s World, and the daily talk show, Radio Islam.

Responsibilities

  • create graphics for posters, banners, booths, brochures, websites, reports/memos, business cards, etc.
  • create infographics based on given data concept
  • select images for content

Qualifications

  • mastery with Adobe suite, especially Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • proficiency with office software packages (e.g., LibreOffice, Microsoft Office)
  • two years’ experience in professional graphic design, especially in creating infographics from data and concept (samples of your work must be available)
  • experience in adapting graphic design for various social media platforms

Preferred Qualifications

  • experience in using graphic design skills for social activism
  • experience in video editing

This is a full-time salaried position located in Chicago for those authorized to work in the USA.  Please send your CV to jobs@soundvision.com.


Job Posting
Director of Youth Engagement

Sound Vision builds bridges of understanding among neighbors about Islam and Muslims in the United States.  Sound Vision performs media and public relations work for the American Muslim community.  Sound Vision develops resources for Muslim youth and other stakeholders, including award-winning documentaries, the popular children’s series Adam’s World, and the daily talk show, Radio Islam.

Responsibilities

  • develop a youth coordination plan and implement it for Sound Vision’s creative engagement with emerging leaders
  • plan, lead, and manage collaborative partnerships to develop or enhance programs in response to community needs in the area of youth engagement
  • recruit, supervise, and train project and program personnel, volunteers, and interns
  • outreach to local and national youth groups to promote Sound Vision and its related entities in order inspire activism and volunteers
  • liaising with MYNA, YM, and high school Muslim Student Associations to coordinate engagement with Sound Vision and social activism
  • plan and lead youth meetings regarding Sound Vision activities
  • participate in social media outreach targeting youth

Qualifications

  • 4-year degree
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • proficiency with office software packages (e.g., LibreOffice, Microsoft Office)
  • experience in leading youth activism

Preferred Qualifications

  • experience in grassroots organizing
  • experience working with non-profit organizations
  • experience using CRM software, especially CiviCRM

This is a full-time salaried position located in Chicago for those authorized to work in the USA.  Please send your CV to jobs@soundvision.com.


Job Posting
Youth and Internship Coordinator

Responsibilities

  • Able to connect with youth leaders at major Islamic Centers, MSAs and youth organizations.
  • Develop a plan and implement it for Sound Vision’s creative engagement with the emerging leaders
  • Organize at least one youth thinking retreat every six-month to get their feedback on youth engagement and to connect them with Sound Vision activities and programs.
  • Supervise the publication and distribution of Youth Engagement Manual
  • Recruiting students from area colleges and universities to Initiate, organize and supervise internship programs at regular intervals
  • Be a thinking partner, team member and shura member with the rest of the team. 
  • Plan, lead, and manage collaborative partnerships to develop or enhance programs in response to community needs.
  • Carry awareness of key advancements in the field of community engagement and apply to program delivery when appropriate. 
  • Recruit, supervise, and train project and program personnel, volunteers, and interns.
  • Measures effectiveness in planning, organizing and efficiently handling activities and eliminating unnecessary activities.

Qualifications

  • 4-year degree
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • proficiency with office software packages (e.g., LibreOffice, Microsoft Office)
  • experience in leading youth activism

Preferred Qualifications

  • experience in grassroots youth work
  • experience working with non-profit organizations
  • experience using CRM software, especially CiviCRM

This is a full-time salaried position located in Chicago for those authorized to work in the USA.  Please send your CV to jobs@soundvision.com.


Job Posting
Director of Media Relations / Media Spokesperson

The One America Coalition is a non-partisan, non-denominational group of organizations dedicated to preserving constitutional rights and freedoms and to opposing attempts to instill fear, division, and hatred in the United States.  The One America Coalition seeks to prevent the government from creating registries based on race, religion, or other factors that would violate the Constitution and American ideals. 

Responsibilities

  • develop and implement marketing communications plan including strategy, goals, budget, and tactics
  • develop and implement media relations strategy, seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast, and online media
  • coordinate all public relations activity with Executive Director
  • coordinate with Digital Marketing Strategist on implementing strategies online and on social media
  • manage media inquiries and interview request
  • create content for press releases and articles
  • monitor, analyze, and communicate PR results
  • recruit and train spokespersons from Muslim and other potentially targeted communities in 10 major media markets
  • engage coalition members and allies in developing and assigning ownership of the coalition’s relationship with a particular media outlet

Qualifications

  • 4-year degree in communications, journalism, English, or related field
  • exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • 2 years’ experience in media relations or public relations

Preferred Qualifications

  • experience with media monitoring software, especially Cision
  • experience acting as spokesperson

This is a full-time salaried position located in Chicago for those authorized to work in the USA.  Please send your CV to jobs@soundvision.com.


Job Posting
Director of Coalition Relations

The One America Coalition is a non-partisan, non-denominational group of organizations dedicated to preserving constitutional rights and freedoms and to opposing attempts to instill fear, division, and hatred in the United States.  The One America Coalition seeks to prevent the government from creating registries based on race, religion, or other factors that would violate the Constitution and American ideals.  Sound Vision, a member of the coalition, is leading its organization and administration. 

Responsibilities

  • research potential coalition members and communicate importance of coalition and benefits of membership
  • recruit organizations to join coalition
  • develop relationships between One America Coalition and its members 
  • assist coalition members develop strategies for resistance to problematic registries
  • organize online and onsite training 

Qualifications

  • 2-year degree
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • 2 years’ experience in grassroots organizing and working with non-profit organizations

Preferred Qualifications

  • experience in sales/marketing
  • experience using a CRM, especially CiviCRM

This is a full-time salaried position located in Chicago for those authorized to work in the USA.  Please send your CV to jobs@soundvision.com.