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Media Analyst

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Media Matters for America
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Washington, DC
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Published 10 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 — seeks a Media Analyst for our Media Intelligence Department. 

This is a full-time position and will be remote through Labor Day 2021 due to the continued COVID-19 public health crisis, with a preference for candidates who are based in the Washington, DC., area.  


Role Summary:

The Media Analyst is a member of the Media Intelligence Department, which monitors and organizes Media Matters’ live and archival print, online, broadcast, and social media recordings and tracks right-wing misinformation, smears, and attacks in media. The Media Analyst will monitor and analyze broadcast, print, online and social media outlets to track misinformation and other trends in the media, help maintain the organization’s internal database, and contribute to departmental and cross-departmental data projects and studies. 


Reporting Structure:

  • The Media Analyst reports to the Media Intelligence Director
  • This is a not a managerial position 


Responsibilities:

Monitoring and Data Collection

  • Conduct ongoing monitoring of news programs, outlets, and figures across multiple mediums, including television, radio, print, and online
  • Conduct data entry, inclusive of both monitoring data and contextual information, to help inform reporting
  • Draft summaries and memos about trends, narratives, and emerging topics in the media landscape 
  • Coordinate, complete, and track short- and long-term data collection and analysis of media for quantitative studies as needed
  • Utilize multiple media recording applications to archive television, radio, and online streaming programs 
  • Collaborate on or assist with cross-department research projects, as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • Educational and/or professional experience in political science or politics, journalism, or a relevant field, including experience with quantitative/qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Ability to quickly synthesize information about new topics
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies and systems quickly and effectively
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Alignment with Media Matters’ work culture, including:Interest in media and the effects conservative misinformation has on our public debate, and an understanding of Media Matters’ mission and work
  • Ability to operate effectively both independently and in a team setting
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines on a daily basis, organize long-lead projects, and quickly adapt to new challenges in a fast-paced news cycle
  • Ability to prioritize and manage simultaneous assignments and quickly synthesize information about new topics
  • Receptivity and responsiveness to both concrete and abstract feedback
  • Dedication to accuracy, with the ability to prioritize and give keen attention to detail  


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with media recording applications, such as Snapstream, Grabien, and iQ Media
  • Proficiency in Excel and Google Sheets
  • Spanish language fluency


Compensation: 

Media Matters for America offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. This role is part of the Media Matters Union represented by the Service Employees International Union Local 500. The salary for this position starts at $42,000, and is commensurate with experience.


How to Apply: 

Please visit https://www.mediamatters.org/jobs to apply through our online portal. No phone calls, please. We can respond only to candidates whom we are contacting for an interview.

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 — seeks a Media…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Washington DC, Washington, DC 20001, United States

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