Staff Writer

Monitor social media censorship of conservatives and provide daily stories on issues that drive traffic to the web site. Assist in doing research for internal policy analysis. Attend tech events representing the MRC.

Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Provide daily content to NewsBusters.org

  • Monitor social media outlets – generally Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Instagram, and others — for bias against conservatives and for major tech statements impacting the right.

  • Attend newsmaker events in Washington, D.C. area pertinent to the censorship project mission

  • Produce some video to go with stories.

  • Assist in doing research for internal policy analysis.  

Required Experience & Education: 
  • Journalism training or journalism experience

  • 4-year college degree

  • 1-3 years professional experience

Performance & Success Metrics: 
  • Break news

  • Write stories that go viral or get lots of web shares

  • Write daily stories as well as longer-term projects.

  • Monitor social media and tech media daily for story ideas.

Personality Profile: 
  • Strong news judgment.

  • Multimedia skills – embedding video and audio into stories

  • Must have a strong understanding of social media and tech/tech policy – Facebook, Google, YouTube, Twitter and more.

  • Must be an active user of social media.

  • Deadline-oriented

Job Start Date: 
July 9, 2018
Department: 
MRC Techwatch
Job Type: 
Full-time