Media Research Center

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 Alexandria, 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.


Internships

Interns work closely with MRC analysts to monitor news programs for liberal media bias. They input details into the News Tracking System and also review assigned print publications. The interns participate in the News Division’s weekly meetings and discuss current news and trends being documented. MRC Interns work in a professional environment to uncover the media’s political agenda. Usually available year-round. For additional information and internship inquiries, please click here to visit our internship section.

Submit your resume with a cover letter and writing samples to Jamie Sullivan or Lauren Merz, Intern Coordinators via fax to 703-683-9736 or email  us. Information can also be mailed to 325 S. Patrick Street, Alexandria, VA. 22314


Culture and Media Institute

Part-Time TV Bloggers

MRC’s Culture and Media institute is looking for a few reliable part-time writers to blog about popular entertainment TV shows. Blogging entails watching episodes and writing briefly about them. Occasionally, clipping an posting video is desirable.  Keeping up with trends, gossip and news about your shows is essential. 

Ideal candidates are cultural conservatives who actually watch and like TV. They have a sense of humor and are able to call out the bad stuff and celebrate the good stuff. They work quickly and understand the informal blogging style and know how to create punchy entries and headlines. Take a look at CMI’s On TV blog. 

Please send cover e-mail, resume and writing samples to CMI Managing Editor Matt Philbin. mphilbin@mrc.org 


Business & Media Institute

Currently No Open Positions


CNSNews.com

Investigative Reporter

CNSNews.com is accepting resumes for a full-time investigative reporter who is proficient with multimedia journalism for our online news service. The investigative reporter is expected to doggedly pursue stories about Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Courts, and produce well-written, hard-hitting news reports on deadline, as well as cover daily news as events may dictate.

These stories will be of importance to a conservative audience and cover issues the mainstream media often ignore – stories that are provocative,  often politically incorrect, and that drive the news.  

Candidate must be very familiar with political issues and basic economics, able to generate story ideas, and comfortable (and excited!) about working with government documents and reports.  Many federal-level news stories are sitting in plain sight waiting to be told; the investigative reporter must know how to recognize them and report them. 

At least 3 years professional investigative journalism experience preferred. If you want to join one of the most exciting and effective online news teams covering Capitol Hill and the White House, send your resume and a cover letter to:

Michael Chapman, managing editor
mchapman@cnsnews.com 

 

Multimedia Reporter  (2 openings)

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 conservative audience and which the mainstream media often ignore.

Candidate must be very familiar with political issues and basic economics and be able to recognize newsworthy issues as they occur on Capitol Hill and throughout the federal government. Familiarity with FCP video-editing systems, 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

and

Eric Scheiner, senior video producer
escheiner@cnsnews.com


Communications Coordinator 

Responsible for promoting CNSNews.com stories to television, radio and online media outlets.  Key tasks include emailing story pitches to media contacts list, coordinating interviews with radio/television producers, managing the CNSNews.com Twitter account, and compiling weekly media hits.  Candidates should have strong communication skills, an eye for trending news and the ability to write concise, pithy headlines. Requirements include a college degree and 1-2 years of relevant experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Determine what information is most interesting about CNSNews.com stories and formulate into marketable media pitches
  • Coordinate radio/television interviews for staff writers/bloggers
  • Develop and maintain relationships with media contacts
  • Schedule tweets on the hour to promote stories
  • Manage online donations by inserting forms into most viewed/trending stories
  • Maintain a running tally of media hits to compile weekly reports for senior staff

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to cbannister@cnsnews.com

 

Internship Available

Aspiring journalists learn basic hands-on news reporting skills, with heavy emphasis on balance. Working at CNS enables interns to get "real world" experience in the high-speed atmosphere of a newsroom. Interns for CNS also learn to network with conservative organizations and assist them with getting their news and perspectives reported by CNS. 

Submit your resume with a cover letter and writing samples to Jamie Sullivan or Lauren Merz, Intern Coordinators via fax to 703-683-9736 or email  us. Information can also be mailed to 325 S. Patrick Street, Alexandria, VA. 22314


Development Department

Major Donor & Planned Giving Solicitor

Conservative non-profit media organization based in Reston, VA seeks an experienced Major Donor & Planned Giving Solicitor to manage a portfolio of major donor prospects, along with managing our Planned Giving Program.  This important position fosters, develops, and maintains relationships with high-level donors, and continually strategizes to identify, cultivate and solicit prospects capable of making four, five and six figure contributions.  As the Planned Giving Coordinator, the Associate leads outreach to donors to educate them on various Planned Giving options, along with leading training and collaboration among his/her Solicitor colleagues.  

Responsibilities include:  Nationwide travel up to 50% for donor solicitation, daily telephone calls to prospects, as-needed prospect research, maintaining accurate donor information through extensive use of Raiser’s Edge, and collaboration with support staff on mail merges, thank you letter distribution and travel requirements.  Additionally, attendance of Team meetings and on-going coordination among Solicitor colleagues to ensure shared responsibility of meeting department budget is a must. 

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with 3+ years of proven success in managing and growing a Major Donor portfolio, along with demonstrated knowledge and success in targeted Planned Giving programs within a non-profit environment.  Excellent written, oral and inter-personal skills a must with an advanced knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software.  Understanding of and philosophical connection to the Conservative Movement is preferred.    

About Us:  The mission of the MRC is to identify and expose unbalanced new reporting, and to create a media culture where truth and liberty flourish in America. Leaders of America's conservative movement have long believed that within the national news media a strident liberal bias existed that influenced the public's understanding of critical issues.  

For consideration please email resume and cover letter to msanzi@mrc.org.  Position open until filled; no phone calls please.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.       

 

Development Associate, Monthly Giving

Conservative non-profit media organization based in Reston, VA seeks an experienced Development Associate to take our Monthly Giving program to the next level of success.  This important position fosters, develops, and maintains relationships with donors, particularly those who have given on a recurring basis, in order to institutionalize them and maximize their giving potential.

Responsibilities include:  maintaining accurate donor information, including contact and credit information; facilitating follow up telephone calls, written thank you letters, and telephone solicitations; coordinating efforts between on-line and direct mail colleagues; and strategic planning as it relates to program expansion.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree with 3 to 5 years of proven success in managing and growing a Monthly Giving development program within a non-profit environment.  Excellent written, oral and inter-personal skills a must.  Ability to manage the program independently while coordinating efficiently with colleagues in other departments.  Understanding of and philosophical connection to Conservative views preferred.

For consideration please email resume, cover letter and three references to msanzi@mrc.org.  Position open until filled; no phone calls please.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Marketing Department

Currently No Open Positions


News Analysis Division

No current job openings


* 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
325 South Patrick Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
or Fax (703) 683-9736