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

Communications Director

CNSNews.com is seeking a Communications Director to promote its news content and maximize Web site traffic, audience reach, media coverage and prestige. Candidates must be thoroughly familiar with online news promotion, including through social media, and be able to write strong, effective pitches on deadline; promote CNSNews.com reporters and editors to radio and television; and ensure that CNSNews.com content is cited/posted by top news aggregators and other news outlets and that audience size continues to grow.

Candidates must have a solid understanding of conservative issues and ideas, the federal government, basic economics, software tools such as Google Analytics, and a strong understanding of journalism. A college degree and 1-2 years of professional experience required.

Send a cover letter and resume to Michael W. Chapman, Managing Editor, CNSNews.com, by email: mchapman@cnsnews.com No telephone calls.

 

Blog Reporter

CNSNews.com is seeking a Blog Reporter with sharp instincts and quick writing and video-editing skills who can target, find, aggregate, and produce entertaining news content for CNSNews.com’s rapidly expanding blog.  The Blog Reporter is responsible for producing two to three blogs every day. The job requires someone with a strong knowledge of current events, pop culture, and political and cultural issues that are of interest to a conservative audience, and who knows where to monitor and find those stories on the Web, social media, cable and broadcast television, and other venues. The Blog Reporter will also cover selected news and entertainment events on Capitol Hill and in the D.C. metro area.

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
Is socially and fiscally conservative 

Send cover letter and resume to: mchapman@cnsnews.com


Multimedia Reporter at CNSNews.com

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 socially and fiscally conservative audience and which the mainstream media often ignore.  (Read our news stories at CNSNews.com and the About Us and History pages before applying for this job.)

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


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

Media Research Center – Administrative Assistant to the Vice President

Conservative, non-profit media organization based in Reston, VA seeks an experienced administrative professional to support the Vice President for Development, coordinate mailings to donors, and manage database gift records, donor correspondence, and trip scheduling.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assisting VP for Development with trips, thank you letters, proposals, cell phone number lists, and misc. donor letters and requests including responding to comment mail from donors;

Processing daily donations and maintaining tracking and statistics; processing credit card and check declines; processing low dollar receipts, misc. correspondence and thank you letters; receiving and distributing department mail;

Editing and proofreading all development memos, proposals, and letters for mailings; assisting as back- up for telephones;

Maintaining hard files, recording of hand-written donor notes, and filing of donor correspondence;

Completing and processing all matching gift forms and applications;

Administer the organization’s CFC program and gift processing. Acting as liaison with Development Department writer to proof, prepare and present items to the President;

Preparing the Development Department Board Reports, and supervising the Development Intern.

Assisting the Director of Development, the Events Manager and the Secretary to the Board of Trustees with misc. duties as needed;

Additionally, attending of Team Meetings and ensuring coordination among 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 1 year of professional and office experience. Applicant must possess strong communications and organizational skills with acute attention to detail as well as the ability to learn quickly, work well with a team, and to prioritize and multitask. Should possess strong Microsoft Office skills especially Word and Excel. Editing and proof reading skills are a plus. Understanding of, and philosophical identification with the conservative movement is preferred. For consideration, please email cover letter and résumé to mlott@mrc.org.

 


Marketing Department

No Currently 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