WXYZ Detroit | By Alicia Smith
Are you young and yearning to travel? Good on camera? Fierce on social media? If so, you could be the next Young and Free Michigan Spokester!
Erin Winters is the current spokesperson for Michigan First Credit Union’s education-focused program.
“My job is to have fun, be me, and to pretty much help young adults be smarter with their money,” explained Winters in one of her Spokester YouTube videos.
Now she’s helping recruit her replacement.
The winner of the statewide search will become the 6th financial ambassador to help Michigan’s 17-to-25-year-olds learn how to handle their finances.
PERKS OF THE JOB
Basically, the winner gets to travel around, meet new people, post cool videos online, and help young people understand money management.
And you can be as creative as you want and let your personality shine.
The year-long job has a $30,000 salary with the potential for a $5,000 bonus, access to the Young And Free Michigan car with paid gas and insurance, an Apple MacBook Pro, a smartphone, and an HD video camera.
TO APPLY, INDIVIDUALS MUST BE:
- Between 18 and 25-years-old
- Ready to work full-time
- Willing and able to live in Michigan from June 2017 to May 2018
- Capable of editing a 3-minute video showcasing why you’re the ideal spokesperson
A public vote from May 16-23 will help determine four of the finalists. The Michigan First team will select another three finalists.
All of the finalists will be announced on May 25. They must be able to attend the “Getting to Know Each Other” event at Michigan First on June 7.
On-site interviews will then be conducted. Candidates will also take part in a series of activities that the next Spokester will be responsible for carrying out during his/her term.