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

Currently No 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

Currently No Open Positions


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

Web Graphic Designer

Job Description

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

Qualifications

  • 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

 

 


* 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