Assistant Editor MRC Culture

 

This is an important part of the MRC Culture team. Write and edit culture content for NewsBusters.

Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Write daily culture content for NewsBusters.org.
  • Edit content from staff writers and freelance contributors.

  • Capture and produce video to go with stories as needed.

  • Monitor and research issues of importance to cultural conservatives.

  • Network with social conservatives online and in person.

  • Interview experts on camera or obtain quotes via phone as needed.

  • Conceive, develop and write longer trend stories and Special Reports about media bias.

  • Attend newsmaker events in Washington, D.C. area pertinent to media bias and cultural issues.

  • Represent MRC Culture on radio and TV.

Required Experience & Education: 
  • Journalism training or journalism experience

  • 4-year college degree

  • 1-3 years professional experience writing and editing

  • Knowledge of AP Style

  • Knowledge of video capturing/editing or the ability to learn it (Final Cut Pro X, YouTube)

  • Familiarity with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Performance & Success Metrics: 
  • Ensure stories are clean, accurate and timely.

  • Write daily and longer-term stories with impact.

  • Know how web, TV, print and social media treat relevant topics.

  • Cultivate a “beat” or “beats” covering key cultural issues.

  • Cultivate relationships with other cultural conservative organizations.

  • Promote content on social media and on NewsBusters’ Culture page.

Personality Profile: 
  • Strong news judgment.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Utterly dependable and deadline-oriented.

  • Multimedia skills or the desire to acquire them – embedding video and audio into stories.

  • Understanding of social media and willingness to learn more.

  • Must have passionate conservative convictions on issues like life (including the unborn), family, faith, patriotism, etc.

MUST send cover letter stating why you are interested in this particular job, resume and writing samples or links to writing samples to 

Dan Gainor, VP MRC Business/Culture/TechWatch dgainor@mrc.org

Job Start Date: 
October 1, 2018
Department: 
MRC Culture
Job Type: 
Full-time