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 candidate with Spanish-language fluency, strong research instincts, intellectual curiosity, and enthusiasm for our mission to join our Research Department team as a Researcher.
This is a full-time position and will be remote through the continued COVID-19 public health crisis, with a preference for candidates who are based in the Washington, DC., area.
Role Summary: The Researcher works within a team of fellow Researchers and Senior Researchers to tackle short- and long-term media research tasks on a daily basis. Researchers’ daily responsibilities include media monitoring; identifying emerging narrative trends and styles of conservative misinformation; fielding short-term, timely media research and fact-check requests; producing polished internal research products on specific topics, media narratives, or emerging stories; and working collaboratively on long-term, large-scale research projects. Researchers also regularly produce research-heavy written content for the Media Matters website. Researchers are generalists who must quickly get up to speed on the stories of the day, but they also have the support structure and opportunities to develop specialized interests within this set of core responsibilities.
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
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.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
How to Apply:
Please visit https://www.mediamatters.org/jobs to apply through our online portal. No phone calls, please.
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 candidate…