Currently, Citizen has 12 “field team members” filming such events.
Consider being paid to report on a missing child, a house fire, a shootout, or a hit-and-run. That’s what Citizen, an app that alerts users to dangerous events in their immediate vicinity, is doing. Citizen currently has 12 “field team members” who earn between $200 and $250 per day.
Citizen was originally launched as Vigilante in 2016, an iOS app that was later removed from the App Store due to concerns over its content. Intending to create a personal safety network, Citizen informs its users of any reported dangerous activity surrounding your location. The reported events can come from police communications, 911 alerts, and user livestreams.
At the moment, Citizen has 12 individuals working on their “Street Teams” livestreaming events, but new job listings suggest the company is looking to expand. The job listings were posted by Flyover Entertainment, a casting agency looking for “field team members” to livestream “from [their] phone straight to the app, covering the event as news” for an unnamed tech company working with user-generated content.
Working as a Citizen field team member pays $25 per hour. The New York positions are hiring people to work 8-hour shifts, receiving $200 a day. Los Angeles “field team members” positions are looking for people willing to work 10-hour shifts for $250 a day.
When asked if the listing was for Citizen, Flyover owner Michael Yates responded, “I’d violate my NDA and they’d rightfully fire me.” However, shortly after the job listings were removed, a Citizen representative informed the company that they were working with Flyover and sent a link to a similar job listing.
Citizen appears to be a two-edged sword in that it can either inform users about potential dangers or scare them by sending alerts for less-than-dangerous events. If you’re not a Citizen user but want to learn more about it, proceed with caution. Citizen is available for download from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.