Associate Editor

Be part of the essential fight against online censorship and for free speech as part of the MRC TechWatch team. The Associate Editor will write and edit TechWatch content for NewsBusters and help direct day-to-day coverage. A deadline-oriented team player is needed to help take this project to the next level.

 

This is a job for someone who is active online and has at least 3-5 years journalism experience writing and editing.  

Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Write daily content for NewsBusters.org

  • Edit content from staff writers and freelance contributors.

  • Edit other NewsBusters content including MRC Culture.

  • Produce memos and research for in-house use

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

  • Monitor and research issues of importance to free speech.

  • Network with conservatives online and in person.

  • Guide younger writers in how to improve their writing.

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

  • Produce weekly media report for department.

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

  • Promote content on social media.

Required Experience & Education: 
  • Journalism training or journalism experience.

  • 4-year college degree.

  • 3-5 years minimum professional experience writing and editing.

  • Basic math skill.

  • Knowledge of AP Style.

  • Knowledge of video capturing/editing or the ability to learn it.

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

  • Make sure that content reflects a pro-free speech position and the positions of the Media Research Center and the Free Speech Alliance.

  • 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 free speech issues.

  • Build relationships with other conservative organizations.

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 as well as a firm belief in free speech.

Department: 
MRC Techwatch
Job Type: 
Full-time