Assistant Editor - MRC Free Speech

  • Media Research Center
  • 1900 Campus Commons Drive, Reston, VA, USA
  • Sep 30, 2021
Full-time Media-Journalism

Job Description

The Media Research Center, a conservative media analysis non-profit, is seeking an Assistant Editor for MRC Free Speech, monitoring Big Tech censorship of conservative voices, including editing, publishing, disseminating blogs and writing about online censorship and tech issues. 

This is full-time opportunity requires strong news judgment, multimedia skills and a solid understanding of social media and tech/tech policy as it relates to conservative ideas and the conservative movement. Candidate should be self-motivated, deadline- and detail-oriented and well-organized. Candidate must also possess leadership qualities and have solid editing skills.

Please send resume, cover letter and writing samples to: Vice President for Free Speech, Business and Culture Dan Gainor, dgainor@mrc.org.

The MRC has no vaccine mandate.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assisting supervisory editors in editing and other day-to-day operations
  • Assisting with website development
  • Assisting in designing and building a tech hub for the website
  • Monitoring and reporting with numbers-based analysis to highlight the ongoing threat of online censorship against the right
  • Producing, distributing and marketing written and video content defending conservative free speech online with a focus on analyzing academic research reports that are used to target the right
  • Producing specialty research blogs in conjunction with outside experts in the tech field
  • Coordinating with other MRC departments to promote MRCT content and partner where appropriate
  • Reaching out to appropriate conservative groups about major reports and encouraging distribution of MRCT content
  • Integrating social media into regular messaging as a way to maximize reach for MRCT

Position is not eligible for telecommuting. 

Required Experience & Education:

A four-year college degree, and journalism training and journalism experience is required. At least 3-5 years of professional online print reporting and/or editing experience is preferred. Must be an active user of social media.