Staff Writer/Researcher

$45,000 - $75,000 yearly
  • Media Research Center
  • Reston, VA, USA
  • May 01, 2022
Full time Media-Journalism

Job Description


The Media Research Center is seeking a Staff Writer/Researcher for its Business Department. Candidate will work researching outside foundations and their media ties. Cover donors and their influence on politics and elections. Monitor media and provide trend stories on business/economic issues.

Please send resume, cover letter and writing samples to: Vice President for Free Speech America and Business Dan Gainor.

The MRC has no vaccine mandate.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Analyze foundation grants and existing donor project material
  • Provide regular content to the Newsbusters site 
  • Write other regular business news stories as needed
  • Produce or contribute to longer research projects – including Special Reports
  • Monitor print and broadcast business media for trends tracking the news cycle and its reporting
  • Appear in radio, TV or print to promote or comment on MRCB stories after being trained
  • Produce some video either in person or from a TV clip to go with stories
  • Attend newsmaker events in Washington, D.C. area pertinent to the MRCB mission
  • Promote content on social media.

Required Experience & Education:

  • Strong news judgment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Multimedia skills or the desire to acquire them – embedding video and audio into stories.
  • Understanding of social media and willingness to learn more.
  • Must have passionate conservative convictions as well as a firm belief in free speech. Journalism training and journalism experience.
  • 4-year college degree
  • 1-2 years professional experience

Performance & Success Metrics:

  • Strong news judgment
  • Basic math skills a must — if math is hard for you, don’t apply.
  • Multimedia skills – embedding video and audio into stories
  • Must know have an understanding of the business world – Wall St., policy, etc.
  • Deadline-oriented 
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and data analysis
  • Journalism training or journalism experience
  • Research background or training