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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 Samantha Mathews, 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

Currently No Open Positions


Culture and Media Institute

Currently No Open Positions


Business & Media Institute

Research Analyst

Researcher/Analyst wanted for conservative media and business group. Monitor TV and print news about business/economics. Research using Nexis, Internet. Write up analyses for publication. Work with writers to produce timely research. Handle video/audio editing. Writing/Journalism exp. a plus. Basic math and statistics useful. Social media skills also nice.

Send cover letter, resume, writing samples to:

JSeymour@mrc.org


MRCTV

Currently No Open Positions


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


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 Samantha Mathews or Kristin Jaroma, 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 & 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.       


Marketing Department

Currently No Open Positions


* 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