Job Openings

May 13, 2010 - 6:39 PM

Communications Coordinator. Responsible for promoting CNSNews.com stories to television, radio and online media outlets.  Key tasks include emailing story pitches to media contacts list, coordinating interviews with radio/television producers, managing the CNSNews.com Twitter account, and compiling weekly media hits.  Candidates should have strong communication skills, an eye for trending news and the ability to write concise, pithy headlines. Requirements include a college degree and 1-2 years of relevant experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Determine what information is most interesting about CNSNews.com stories and formulate into marketable media pitches
  • Coordinate radio/television interviews for staff writers/bloggers
  • Develop and maintain relationships with media contacts
  • Schedule tweets on the hour to promote stories
  • Manage online donations by inserting forms into most viewed/trending stories
  • Maintain a running tally of media hits to compile weekly reports for senior staff

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to cbannister@cnsnews.com.

MULTIMEDIA REPORTER.  CNSNews.com is accepting resumes for a full-time reporter, comfortable with all aspects of multimedia journalism for our online news service. The candidate is expected to cover Capitol Hill/Congress, as well as related events and persons, turning around a well-written, fact-based, lucid, concise, and well-produced story in one day, for posting online on deadline that day: text with audio and/or video.

The reporter must be eager to ask tough questions of members of Congress and the Executive Branch and report on issues that are of importance to a conservative audience and which the mainstream media often ignore.

Candidate must be very familiar with political issues and basic economics and be able to recognize newsworthy issues as they occur on Capitol Hill and throughout the federal government. Familiarity with FCP video-editing systems, video cameras and equipment a plus. Working accurately and quickly on deadline is vital to the job. If you want to join one of the most exciting and effective online news teams covering Capitol Hill, send your resume and a cover letter to:

Michael Chapman, managing editor
mchapman@cnsnews.com

and

Eric Scheiner, senior video producer
escheiner@cnsnews.com

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER. CNSNews.com is accepting resumes for a full-time investigative reporter who is proficient with multimedia journalism for our online news service. The investigative reporter is expected to doggedly pursue stories about Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Courts, and produce well-written, hard-hitting news reports on deadline, as well as cover daily news as events may dictate.

These stories will be of importance to a conservative audience and cover issues the mainstream media often ignore – stories that are provocative,  often politically incorrect, and that drive the news.

Candidate must be very familiar with political issues and basic economics, able to generate story ideas, and comfortable (and excited!) about working with government documents and reports.  Many federal-level news stories are sitting in plain sight waiting to be told; the investigative reporter must know how to recognize them and report them.

At least 3 years professional investigative journalism experience preferred. If you want to join one of the most exciting and effective online news teams covering Capitol Hill and the White House, send your resume and a cover letter to:

Michael Chapman, managing editor
mchapman@cnsnews.com

 

PAID JOURNALISM INTERNSHIPS. CNSNews.com is currently accepting applications for its journalism internship program. Interns are taught how to write topical, lucid, fact-filled news stories on deadline and see their bylined articles published on CNSNews.com's multimedia Web site.

CNSNews.com interns cover politics and public policy in a direct, hands-on way, asking tough questions of lawmakers and leaders on Capitol Hill and doing in-depth research on issues.

CNSNews.com interns learn how to become objective journalists, covering issues, events, and newsmakers in a fair and balanced manner but pulling no punches when it comes to reporting the facts to the public.

For an internship application, e-mail Lauren Merz at lmerz@mrc.org or Barbara Hollingsworth at bhollingsworth@cnsnews.com.

PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERNSHIPS. CNSNews.com public relations interns learn and help to increase media coverage and audience of a unique, dynamic online news product. PR interns will get one-on-one training and learn the ins and outs of developing targeted media lists, effectively pitching stories, and documenting successes. For an internship application, e-mail Lauren Merz at lmerz@mrc.org or Barbara Hollingsworth at bhollingsworth@cnsnews.com.

General Job Information

CNSNews.com is headquartered in Reston, Va., and has seen its audience grow to more than 130,000 readers each weekday since its founding in 1998. We are anxious to discuss our latest opening with team-oriented, hard working, self-challenging journalists who have the boldness to pursue investigative news.

CNSNews.com is a division of the Media Research Center and offers a competitive compensation and benefit package. The Media Research Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Resumes and writing samples should be directed to CNSNews.com Managing Editor Michael Chapman at: CNSNews.com, 1900 Campus Commons Drive, Suite 600, Reston, VA  20191