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Job Opportunities

The Nation’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 Center’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 MRC’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 résumé, cover letter and references to Ken Oliver-Méndez, Director, MRC Latino, at: koliver-mendez@mrc.org.



News Analyst/Blogger

The MRC’s News Analysis Division, publisher of the NewsBusters blog, has an opening for a News Analyst/Blogger to document and correct liberal media bias.

The position requires strong communication, research and writing skills. Candidates should have expert 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. News analysts must identify and expose liberal media bias as it occurs on assigned network news, cable, Web and print outlets; analyze and write about it for the MRC's various publications, such as the NewsBusters.org blog (requiring the skill to write and post on the blog and capability to use video editing software); CyberAlert and Media Reality Check. Also, locate quotes for Notable Quotables and perform research tasks for studies.

Applicants must be open, after a period of training, to working nights and weekends.

Please e-mail resume, cover letter and references to Brent Baker, MRC Vice President, at: BBaker@mrc.org.


MRC Culture

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 “hyper-masculine” sports cultures and traditions, political correctness (think Red Skins name troubles), attacks on prayer and Christian athletes, sports and politics (who’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, “the gay Jackie Robinson,” 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. mphilbin@mrc.org

 

Part-Time Permanent TV Blogger

MRC Culture is seeking a permanent, part-time blogger to monitor and blog about TV – 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 Culture’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 – but only part. We’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. mphilbin@mrc.org.


MRCTV

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.

Required Skills

The ideal candidate:

  • Is creative, articulate, and aggressive,
  • Has strong writing and Web research skills
  • Can spot and highlight the “hook” 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

Desirable 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

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

mchapman@cnsnews.com

 


Development Department

Media Research Center – Secretary of the Board of Trustees

The Secretary of the Board of Trustees assists the Development Department in cultivating and securing the financial resources necessary to carry out the mission of the Media Research Center. This is done primarily through the execution of the Trustees Program and facilitating personal meetings with Trustees and other major donors. The position’s primary role is to encourage Trustees to take ownership of the MRC.

Job Duties include: 
Ensuring Trustees and Associates receive the proper communications by way of President’s Reports, special mailings, Special Reports, financial reports, phone calls, emails, etc.; 
Facilitating and implementing the Trustee Program; 
Assisting the Director of Events in the planning and executing of fundraising events: Annual Meeting, Gala, Regional Meetings, and Trustee hosted events;
Assisting the Vice President for Development in departmental strategic planning;

Knowledge and Skills Required: 
Strong communication skills both written and verbal for communicating withTrustees, other donors, staff, and vendors;
Knowledge of fundraising and fundraising vehicles; 
Extreme organization skills to assist in maintaining the Development Department’s calendar and activities.
1-3 Years of Fundraising Experience

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to aciandella@mrc.org.

 

Manager of Events

Description: Conservative, non-profit media organization based in Reston, VA seeks a new Manager of Events to handle various donor events throughout the year. Events will include (not exhaustive):
Annual Gala and DisHonors Awards (mrc.org/gala) in September

Annual Dinner for Trustees the evening before the Gala

The MRC Annual Meeting

MRC Annual Cruise in February

Spring Dinners and Meetings throughout the country

Responsibilities will include contract negotiation, site visits, vendor management, staff management at events, seating arrangements, speaker and VIP travel arrangements, scheduling, working with our graphics team to create invitations, etc, handle RSVPS, and other assorted events-related tasks. The Manager of Events will be responsible for events from start to finish, so prior experience in events management is a must. 
An ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. Three or more years of events experience is preferred. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong organizational capabilities. Understanding of, and philosophical identification with the conservative movement is preferred. For consideration, please email cover letter and résumé to aciandella@mrc.org

 


Marketing Department

Top-Notch Writer Wanted

Conservative non-profit seeks experienced writer able to craft a wide range of written materials from annual reports to president’s letters, to social media. Job will include web, email and fundraising copy and video/radio scripts to support fundraising and marketing activities for a media watchdog organization. Experience writing copy for advertisements and promotional material coupled with an ability to juggle multiple deadlines is key.

Candidate must follow the news and have at least five years of experience writing news, public relations or marketing copy. Ideal candidate will be an excellent storyteller who can write in different voices for several unique audiences. Other essentials: Grammar skills, proofing ability, advanced research methods and strength of character to take criticism. Office is in Reston, VA. Sorry, no telecommuting.

Only A-list writers or people who want to meet the demands to become A-listers should apply.

Candidates should send three to five strong writing clips to: dgainor@mrc.org. No calls.


Internships Available

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