Next month, Seattle Globalist editor and youth program coordinator Sara McCaslin will start a new position as communication lead working on print and digital strategy with SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership and Health Benefits Trust.
Sara has been with The Seattle Globalist since 2011, when she joined the team as a part-time contractor supporting Globalist youth programming. She became the organization’s first full-time employee in September 2012, when she took on editorial, youth programming, and communications roles.
McCaslin has been a huge part of the Globalist’s early years. In today’s farewell post we’re celebrating some of her biggest contributions. We can’t fit ’em all in one post — but here are a few of our favorite things about Sara McCaslin:
Cost of Gender. McCaslin’s short film about transgender Americans who seek affordable gender reassignment surgery abroad. McCaslin raised funds through Kickstarter to support the project, which officially launched on April 2 2014. The film has been accepted by several film festivals worldwide, and is currently up for an audience award (vote now to support the film!)
GiveBIG Variety Show. Sara was the mastermind behind our 2013 and 2014 GiveBIG Variety shows, which brought Globalist contributors from all over the globe together in a live webcast to raise funds to support Globalist programming.
Globalist Youth programs. Sara McCaslin has headed up Globalist Youth programming since she first started working with the Globalist, overseeing the inaugural two years of our youth apprenticeship program, as well as media workshops for hundreds of young people throughout the Puget Sound region.
Kickstarter campaigns. Sara has produced four successful Kickstarter campaigns to support Seattle Globalist reporting projects: The Cost of Gender; Slum Rising; Historias Indígenas and On the Borders of War.
Award-winning web re-design. Sara redesigned the Seattle Globalist website, launching the new design in January 2014. Her work was recognized with an award from the Society of Professional Journalists Northwest.
Our hats are off to you Sara McCaslin! We can’t wait to see where your next adventure takes you. You will always be part of the Seattle Globalist.