Staff Writer/Analyst

Continue work researching outside foundations and their media ties. Cover donors and their influence on politics and elections. Monitor media and provide trend stories on business/economic issues.

Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Analyze foundation grants and existing donor project material

  • Provide regular content to the Newsbusters site

  • Write other regular business news stories as needed

  • Produce or contribute to longer research projects – including Special Reports

  • Monitor print and broadcast business media for trends tracking the news cycle and its reporting

  • Appear in radio, TV or print to promote or comment on MRCB stories after being trained

  • Produce some video either in person or from a TV clip to go with stories

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

  • Promote content on social media.

Required Experience & Education: 
  • Strong news judgment.

  • Basic math skills a must — if math is hard for you, don’t apply.

  • Multimedia skills – embedding video and audio into stories

  • Must know have an understanding of the business world – Wall St., policy, etc.

  • Deadline-oriented

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and data analysis

  • Journalism training or journalism experience

  • Research background or training

  • 4-year college degree

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

  • Write daily and longer-term stories with impact.

  • Build relationships with other conservative organizations.

  • Tie top liberal donors to issues of the day.

  • Learn key databases and donor information sources.

 

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 Business
MRC Culture
Job Type: 
Full-time