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Simón Cázares

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Community Engagement and Storytelling. Lifelong Public Radio Nerd.
Member since 2024

Location

  • Miami, FL

Portfolio

Simón is available for

I’ve had years of experience telling stories about diverse communities as a reporter, editor and producer for public radio stations across the Midwest.

What matters most to me in my work is making sure BIPOC and LGBTQAI+ communities are seen and the issues that affect them heard.

Now based in South Florida, I am currently writing for PRISM - a youth-led nonprofit expanding access to LGBTQ+ inclusive education and sexual health resources for young people in Florida and Sojourners - an ecumenical Christian media and advocacy organization that works towards social and racial justice.

I am always looking for new freelance and contract opportunities. That includes newsrooms, independent publications and community-based organizations in South Florida or remote.

Looking for a new writer, editor or producer to join your team? I would love it if you reached out!
  • Fact Checking
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing
  • Other

About Simón

I'm Simón Cázares, a proudly queer, African American, Mexican American, Jamaican and somehow Canadian community engagement specialist based in the heart of Miami, Florida. My purpose as a storyteller is to share lived experiences of BIPOC and LGBTQAI+ communities. I work hard to build meaningful connections with partners, tell stories that reflect important traditions and bring attention to issues that impact their communities. After a decade reporting for public radio stations in the Midwest, I took the chance and moved back home to Miami - the adventure of a lifetime. Now I am the Communications and Community Engagement Manager for YWCA South Florida's Department of Racial and Gender Equity Advancement. My work is centered on bringing essential services and education to South Florida's diverse communities, fighting racism and discrimination. In my free time you can often find me exploring Miami's incredible art, food and cultural scenes. I also enjoy spending my days at the beach and long walks with my sidekick, Oso the cavapoo.

Simón's Portfolio

Experience

Skills

  • Mixing
  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Social Media
  • Show Development
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Mentoring
  • Audience Development
  • Marketing
  • Logistics and Coordination
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Grant Writing
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Fact Checking
  • Booking
  • Voiceover

Previous Work

  • Communications and Community Engagement Manager at YWCA South Florida
  • Community Educator at HistoryMiami
  • Community Engagement Reporter and Producer at MPR News
  • Reporter and Eric Von Fellow at WUWM Milwaukee's NPR
  • Digital Reporter at The Current - Minnesota Public Radio
  • Writer and Editor at PRISM FL
  • Opinion Writer at Sojourner's
  • Secretary | Board of Directors at National Association of Hispanic Journalists - South Florida and Wisconsin Chapters
  • Writer at Miami Poetry Club