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AIR Staff are a dedicated group of professionals with a passion for stories and storytellers. We come from wide-ranging backgrounds, including news rooms, film, technology, studios, newspapers, and the visual arts. We are eager to hear from AIR members from across the globe. Click on our profiles to learn who to contact and how.  

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Ava Fields

Operations Manager
Reach out to Ava using [email protected] if you're looking for information on:
+ Invoices/Billing/Accounting
+ Tax documents (W9, W8BEN, 1099)
+Payment Preferences (ACH and or checks)

Reach out to Ava using [email protected] if you're looking for information on:
+ Equity and Fair Practice
+Funding + Grant resources
+Fiscal Sponsorship(s) and Best Practices
+ Fundraising
+Event Planning, Management, + Logistics

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Amanda Hickman

Executive Director (Interim)
Contact Amanda with questions about emerging legislation, fair contracts and compensation.

Amanda led BuzzFeed’s Open Lab for Journalism, Technology, and the Arts, and has taught reporting, multimedia storytelling and data visualization at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the CUNY Graduate Center, and Columbia Journalism School. She helped launch DocumentCloud, an award winning reporting tool and catalog of primary source documents now used by thousands of journalists around the world, and her work as Director of Technology at Gotham Gazette, won numerous awards, including multiple notable entries to the Knight Batten Awards for Innovation in Journalism, General Excellence in Online Journalism from the Online News Association and multiple Knight News Challenge Innovation grants.
Erin McGregor

Erin McGregor

Engagement Strategist
Reach out to Erin if you have questions about membership benefits or with questions about

Erin is a Canadian podcast producer currently residing in Philadelphia, PA. She is the host and creator of Queer Public, a podcast that asks critical questions about queer identity, politics, and culture. She is also a feature interview producer on a long-running queer indie music podcast Homoground. Erin holds a Master’s Degree in Social Justice & Equity Studies from Brock University where she studied broadcast news interviews on the CBC.
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Lynn Casper

Communications & Programs Manager
Casper (they/them) is a passionate media creator and artist fascinated by the connective power of technology. After receiving a BA in Sociology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Casper developed social media strategy at Working Films and provided community coordination for Mozilla’s NYC Hive Learning Network.

Casper has presented on the impact of intentional podcasting and being an independent podcaster at WNYC Studio’s Werk It conference and presented an AIR webinar on DIY marketing for independent podcasters.

Casper also produces the long-running queer music podcast, Homoground, which serves as a platform for independent LGBTQIA+ musicians.

Contact Casper with job listings, announcements for inclusion on our website and newsletter, and questions about New Voices.