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 Reston, 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 Cheryl Michener, Intern Coordinator via fax to 703-683-9736 or email  us. Information can also be mailed to 1900 Campus Commons Dr., Suite 600, Reston, VA 20191


News Analysis Division

No Currently Open Positions


MRC Culture

Part-Time Sports Media Blogger

MRC Culture is looking for a few part-time, sports-addicted conservative bloggers to monitor sports media with an eye on cultural issues. Bloggers will scan ESPN; network sports casts; pre- and post-game shows; asinine Bob Costas half-time lectures; Grantland, Deadspin, and other popular sports blogs; sports columnists; Sports Illustrated, etc.

We care about attacks on “hyper-masculine” sports cultures and traditions, political correctness (think Red Skins name troubles), attacks on prayer and Christian athletes, sports and politics (who’s Obama golfing with this week?), Michael Sam, Ray Rice, Roger Goodell, Charles Barkley, Tim Tebow, Dennis Rodman, A-Rod, Greg Oden, Jameis Winston, Johnny Football, brush-back pitches, end zone dance idiocy, “the gay Jackie Robinson,” Augusta National, Title IX, role-models, NFL police blotters, steroids, trash-talking, Super Bowl ads, examples of class and the lack thereof.

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

 

Part-Time Permanent TV Blogger

MRC Culture is seeking a permanent, part-time blogger to monitor and blog about TV – the good, the bad and the ugly. This blogger will work 20 hours per week, watching entertainment TV shows, writing about them, clipping video and posting as appropriate. 

Candidate must own or have access to a TV and actually enjoy watching it. He or she will keep current with trends and entertainment news and be willing to take ownership of MRC Culture’s entertainment TV. Familiarity with video clipping software is very helpful.

MRC Culture is socially conservative and documenting anti-traditional incidents or forays into liberal propagandizing on popular TV shows is part of the job – but only part. We’re also interested in cool stuff, plot twists, cameos, great performances, cliff-hangers, etc., and having them blogged in a pithy and entertaining manner. (Again, actually liking TV is helpful.)

Please submit cover e-mail, resume and writing samples to Matt Philbin, managing editor of MRC Culture. mphilbin@mrc.org.


MRC Business

No Currently Open Positions


MRCTV

Video Content Specialist/Blogger

Produce interesting, witty, topical multimedia blogs to attract engage, entertain, and inform blog readers. Find, aggregate and comment on compelling Web videos, news, OpEds, studies and other content. Position provides opportunity to conduct interviews and help produce parody videos and be creative. Use social media to monitor comments by celebrities, politicians and other newsmakers, as well as to promote blogs and attract readers.

Required Skills

The ideal candidate:

  • Is creative, articulate, and aggressive,
  • Has strong writing and Web research skills
  • Can spot and highlight the “hook” buried in videos, articles, commentaries, transcripts, quotes, studies and other online content,
  • Can create accurate, witty, articulate, compelling blogs,
  • Can find, capture, edit and post informative, interesting videos,
  • Has strong social media skills

Desirable Skills

  • Has an engaging sense of humor,
  • Is a politically savvy, conservative new media news consumer,
  • Can contribute effective suggestions of ways to increase readership by adding new types of entertaining, informative, topical and pop culture site content,
  • Has on-air experience

Send cover letter and resume to:  CBannister@mrc.org


CNSNews.com

No Currently Open Positions


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 Claire Chretien, Intern Coordinators via fax to 571-357-0099 or email  us. Information can also be mailed to 1900 Campus Commons Dr. #600, Reston, VA 20191.


Development Department

Major Donor & Planned Giving Solicitor

Conservative, non-profit media organization based in Reston, VA seeks an experienced Major Donor Solicitor to manage a portfolio of Major Donor prospects. 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. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 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 Salesforce; and collaboration with support staff on mail merges, thank you letter distribution, and travel requirements. Additionally, attendance of Team Meetings and ongoing coordination among Solicitor colleagues to ensure shared responsibility of meeting the department budget is a must. 

An ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with 3+ years of proven success in managing and growing a Major Donor portfolio within a non-profit environment. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills a must with an advanced knowledge of Salesforce software. Understanding of, and philosophical identification with the conservative movement is preferred. For consideration, please email cover letter and résumé to mlott@mrc.org.


Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Conservative, non-profit media organization based in Reston, VA seeks an outgoing, detail-oriented professional to assist in the execution of the Trustees Program and to facilitate personal meetings between Solicitors and Trustees and other Major Donors. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: ensuring Trustees and Associates receive the latest President’s Reports, special mailings, Special Reports, financial reports, personalized thank you letters, phone calls, emails, etc.; facilitating and implementing all aspects of the Trustee Program; Assisting the Manager of Events in the planning and execution of fundraising events, including the Annual Meeting, Gala, Regional Meetings, and Trustee-hosted events; and assisting the Director of Development in departmental strategic planning.  Additionally, the Secretary will be responsible for coordinating large tasks to be carried out by multiple members of the support staff.  

An ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with 1+ years of fundraising experience (preferred).  Strong communication skills with both written and verbal communicating with Trustees, other donors, staff, and vendors, as well as a high-level of organizational skill to assist in maintaining the Development Department’s calendar are a must. Understanding of, and philosophical identification with the conservative movement is preferred. For consideration, please email cover letter and rĂ©sumĂ© to mlott@mrc.org.

 


Marketing Department

Web Graphic Designer

Media Research Center (MRC) has an immediate opening for a web graphic designer to support its expansive marketing operation. The MRC is a not-for-profit conservative media watchdog organization located in Reston, Virginia. The MRC operates four websites, sends 15 million emails each month, and has a broad footprint in social media, with over six million Facebook fans and over 300,000 Twitter followers. The web graphic designer reports directly to the CMO and is part of a fast-paced, results-oriented marketing team that works well together. Preference will be given to candidates who strongly support the mission of the MRC and conservative causes.

Interested candidates should submit ALL THREE of the following to emolchany@mrc.org:

  • Cover letter explaining why you want to work at the Media Research Center
  • Resume
  • Portfolio (live url or PDF attachments only please)

Responsibilities

  • Lay out and create graphics for company's print and web marketing efforts, including brochures, reports, logos, web banners, landing pages, print ads, stationery, business cards, and other jobs
  • Collaborate with other departments to support their graphics needs and bring their work to life
  • Work directly with printers to negotiate quotes and ensure jobs are completed on time and correctly
  • Keep abreast of emerging technologies, new ideas, and solutions for how to creatively develop high quality materials
  • Ensure that all graphic design work follows corporate identity guidelines

Required Skills

  • BA/BFA in Graphic Design or a related field
  • A minimum of 2 years web/graphic design experience with a strong portfolio of work
  • Strong graphic design skills and artistic sense for graphics and typography
  • Must be fluent in Adobe Creative Suite products: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Flash
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 
  • Experience with HTML and CSS
  • Experience with Drupal, After Effects a plus
  • Experience designing style guides a plus
  • Sense of ownership to drive creative projects from inception, through development, implementation, QA, and launch
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, proofreading and editing skills
  • Excellent time management, organizational and problem solving skills

Desirable Skills

  • Experience with Drupal, After Effects a plus
  • Experience designing style guides a plus

Preference will be given to candidates who strongly support the mission of the MRC and conservative causes.

 


* 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
1900 Campus Commons, Reston, VA 20191
or Fax (571) 357-0099