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Media Monitoring Intern

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Media Matters for America
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Washington, DC
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Published 29 days ago

Media Matters for America -- a progressive, Washington, D.C.-based, nonprofit research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media -- is seeking a Media Monitoring Intern for the Fall. 


The internship runs from mid-September through mid-December, with some flexibility around start and end dates. The fall/winter internship program requires 24-32 hours per week and offers a stipend of $1,500-2,000 per month depending on hours worked. 


The internship will be remote due to the continued COVID-19 public health crisis, with a preference for candidates working on Eastern Standard time.  


Role Summary:

The Media Monitoring Intern is responsible for providing day-to-day support to the to Media Matters' Media Intelligence Department, which monitors and organizes Media Matters’ live and archival cable, online, broadcast, and social media recordings and tracks right-wing misinformation, smears, and attacks in media. This role includes both short- and long-term projects such as monitoring, data entry, helping to maintain the organization’s internal database, and contributing to departmental data projects. 


Reporting Structure:

  • The Media Monitoring Intern will report to the Associate Monitoring Director.


Responsibilities:

  • Provide data collection support to the monitoring teams
  • Monitor TV, radio broadcasting, and other news outlets and alert teams to misinformation, and inflammatory comments, or smears
  • Summarize and flag emerging misinformation in print and online media
  • Aid in long-term research and data projects


Qualifications:

  • All interested applicants are encouraged to apply; the ideal candidate will be a junior or senior in college, preferably pursuing a degree in journalism, politics, public policy, or a related field 
  • Interest in media and understanding of the effects conservative misinformation has on our public debate
  • Ability to quickly synthesize information about new topics
  • Understanding of 24-hour news cycle and how to identify elements with viral potential
  • Deep knowledge of current political and policy issues
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies and systems quickly and effectively
  • Alignment with Media Matters’ work culture, including:Ability to operate effectively both independently and in a team
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines on a daily basis, multitask, and quickly adapt to new challenges in a fast-paced news cycle
  • Receptivity and responsiveness to both concrete and abstract feedback
  • Dedication to accuracy, with the ability to prioritize and keen attention to detail 


How to Apply:

Please apply through our online portal at https://www.mediamatters.org/jobs. No phone calls, please. We can respond only to candidates whom we are contacting for an interview. Schedules will be determined by mutual agreement between the intern and Media Matters at the time of the internship offer.


Media Matters for America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or disability.

Media Matters for America -- a progressive, Washington, D.C.-based, nonprofit research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media -- is seeking a Media…

Details at a Glance

  • Payment
    Stipend
  • Stipend / Wage
    $1,500-$2,000 per month depending on hours worked
  • Hours Per Week
    24-32 hours per week

How to Apply

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
Washington DC, Washington, DC 20001, United States

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