Media Research Center
The Nationâ€™s Top Media Watchdog is Expanding and Looking for a Few Good Conservatives.
The Media Research Center keeps growing and so do the opportunities. Located in Reston, Virginia, the MRC works to bring political balance to the media, and to restore responsibility to the entertainment industry. The MRC also operates the popular news wire CNSNews.com. Application directions are found below.
News Analysis Division
News Analyst, MRC Latino
MRC Latino, the Hispanic media arm of the Media Research Centerâ€™s News Analysis Division, has an opening for a full-time News Analyst to identify and expose liberal media bias as it occurs on assigned Spanish-language network news, cable, Web and print outlets, through written English and Spanish-language analysis for the MRCâ€™s various media platforms, including the MRC NewsBusters.org blog (illustrated with video and/or screen shots), the MRC Latino Facebook page, BiasAlert and Media Reality Check; locate quotes for Notable Quotables; and perform research tasks for studies and Special Reports.
The position requires professionally proficient research, writing and verbal communication skills in both English and Spanish. Candidates should have exceptionally strong knowledge of, and interest in, political perspectives from right to left, be close followers of current events and regular consumers of the news media and thus able to recognize and explain liberal media bias. Applicants must be willing and able to work during weekday evening newscast and Sunday talk show programming hours.
Please e-mail rĂ©sumĂ©, cover letter and references to Ken Oliver-MĂ©ndez, Director, MRC Latino, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part-Time Sports Media Blogger
MRC Culture is looking for a few part-time, sports-addicted conservative bloggers to monitor sports media with an eye on cultural issues. Bloggers will scan ESPN; network sports casts; pre- and post-game shows; asinine Bob Costas half-time lectures; Grantland, Deadspin, and other popular sports blogs; sports columnists; Sports Illustrated, etc.
We care about attacks on â€śhyper-masculineâ€ť sports cultures and traditions, political correctness (think Red Skins name troubles), attacks on prayer and Christian athletes, sports and politics (whoâ€™s Obama golfing with this week?), Michael Sam, Ray Rice, Roger Goodell, Charles Barkley, Tim Tebow, Dennis Rodman, A-Rod, Greg Oden, Jameis Winston, Johnny Football, brush-back pitches, end zone dance idiocy, â€śthe gay Jackie Robinson,â€ť Augusta National, Title IX, role-models, NFL police blotters, steroids, trash-talking, Super Bowl ads, examples of class and the lack thereof.
Please send cover e-mail, resume and writing samples to Managing Editor Matt Philbin. email@example.com
Part-Time Permanent TV Blogger
MRC Culture is seeking a permanent, part-time blogger to monitor and blog about TV â€“ the good, the bad and the ugly. This blogger will work 20 hours per week, watching entertainment TV shows, writing about them, clipping video and posting as appropriate.
Candidate must own or have access to a TV and actually enjoy watching it. He or she will keep current with trends and entertainment news and be willing to take ownership of MRC Cultureâ€™s entertainment TV. Familiarity with video clipping software is very helpful.
MRC Culture is socially conservative and documenting anti-traditional incidents or forays into liberal propagandizing on popular TV shows is part of the job â€“ but only part. Weâ€™re also interested in cool stuff, plot twists, cameos, great performances, cliff-hangers, etc., and having them blogged in a pithy and entertaining manner. (Again, actually liking TV is helpful.)
Please submit cover e-mail, resume and writing samples to Matt Philbin, managing editor of MRC Culture. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Researcher/Analyst wanted for conservative media and business group. Monitor TV and print news about business/economics for MRC Business. Research using Nexis, Internet. Write up analyses for publication. Work with editors to produce timely research, trend pieces. Handle video/audio editing. Writing/Journalism exp. a plus. Basic math and statistics useful. Social media skills also nice. Interest in news/entertainment media an absolute must. Send cover letter, resume, writing samples to:
Video Content Specialist/Blogger
Produce interesting, witty, topical multimedia blogs to attract engage, entertain, and inform blog readers. Find, aggregate and comment on compelling Web videos, news, OpEds, studies and other content. Position provides opportunity to conduct interviews and help produce parody videos and be creative. Use social media to monitor comments by celebrities, politicians and other newsmakers, as well as to promote blogs and attract readers.
The ideal candidate:
- Is creative, articulate, and aggressive,
- Has strong writing and Web research skills
- Can spot and highlight the â€śhookâ€ť buried in videos, articles, commentaries, transcripts, quotes, studies and other online content,
- Can create accurate, witty, articulate, compelling blogs,
- Can find, capture, edit and post informative, interesting videos,
- Has strong social media skills
- Has an engaging sense of humor,
- Is a politically savvy, conservative new media news consumer,
- Can contribute effective suggestions of ways to increase readership by adding new types of entertaining, informative, topical and pop culture site content,
- Has on-air experience
Send cover letter and resume to: CBannister@mrc.org
CNSNews.com is seeking a Communications Director to promote its news content and maximize Web site traffic, audience reach, media coverage and prestige. Candidates must be thoroughly familiar with online news promotion, including through social media, and be able to write strong, effective pitches on deadline; promote CNSNews.com reporters and editors to radio and television; and ensure that CNSNews.com content is cited/posted by top news aggregators and other news outlets and that audience size continues to grow.
Candidates must have a solid understanding of conservative issues and ideas, the federal government, basic economics, software tools such as Google Analytics, and a strong understanding of journalism. A college degree and 1-2 years of professional experience required.
Send a cover letter and resume to Michael W. Chapman, Managing Editor, CNSNews.com, by email: email@example.com No telephone calls.
Multimedia Reporter at CNSNews.com
CNSNews.com is accepting resumes for a full-time reporter, comfortable with all aspects of multimedia journalism for our online news service. The candidate is expected to cover Capitol Hill/Congress, as well as related events and persons, turning around a well-written, fact-based, lucid, concise, and well-produced story in one day, for posting online on deadline that day: text with audio and/or video.
The reporter must be eager to ask tough questions of members of Congress and the Executive Branch and report on issues that are of importance to a socially and fiscally conservative audience and which the mainstream media often ignore. (Read our news stories at CNSNews.com and the About Us and History pages before applying for this job.)
Candidate must be very familiar with political issues and basic economics and be able to recognize newsworthy topics as they occur on Capitol Hill and throughout the federal government. Familiarity with video-editing software, video cameras, and equipment a plus. Working accurately and quickly on deadline is vital to the job.
If you want to join one of the most exciting and effective online news teams covering Capitol Hill, send your resume and a cover letter to:
Michael Chapman, managing editor
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The Media Research Center, America's Media Watchdog, is looking for conservative-minded students and recent grads to join our team to help expose media bias in a professional environment. Internship opportunities are available in marketing, journalism, news analysis, development, blogging, video, communications, and IT. We are also looking for candidates proficient in Spanish to write and blog for MRC Latino.
Our challenging and competitive PAID internship program will provide you the training and hands-on experience you will need to succeed in the fast-paced, demanding world of media and public policy. If you have excellent writing skills, knowledge of current events, and a passion for conservative principles, then the MRC wants you! Located just miles from the nation's capital on the new Metro Silver Line, the MRC works to bring balance and restore responsibility to the media industry.
Apply today at www.mrc.org/internships!
* For full-time positions: Excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience.
HOW TO APPLY
Send a cover letter and resume to:
David Martin, Executive Director
Media Research Center
1900 Campus Commons, Reston, VA 20191
or Fax (571) 357-0099