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The Nationís Top Media Watchdog is
Expanding and Looking for a Few Good Conservatives

The Media Research Center keeps growing and so do the opportunities. Located in Alexandria, Virginia, the MRC works to bring political balance to the media, and to restore responsibility to the entertainment industry. The MRC also operates the popular news wire CNSNews.com. Application directions are found below.

Media Research Center



There are no current openings available at this time.

Media Research Center

The Media Research Center is currently seeking applicants for several fundraiser positions. Openings exist for both experienced and entry level fundraisers.

Direct Mail Program Manager

Reports to Executive Director

The mission of the Media Research Center (MRC) is to expose, document, and neutralize liberal media bias thereby creating a media culture where truth and liberty flourish in America.

Position Overview:
The Direct Mail Program Manager will be responsible for managing, facilitating and monitoring the MRC Direct Mail Program in conjunction with the Executive Director and each of the MRCís Direct Mail vendors as well as the oversight of the caging and fulfillment operations, and management of the MRCís integrated database.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain the annual direct mail program calendar and income projections working closely with all vendors involved with the program.

  • Manage and maintain the integrated database; monitoring and tracking the performance measurement of the database.

  • Develop and monitor the direct mail portfolio analysis to evaluate performance to established goals and projections for the total file.

  • Monitor and analyze total donor/customer relationships across all products.

  • Monitor and manage donor/customer service through caging and fulfillment vendor(s).

  • Administer and monitor direct mail TKY program to meet established standards.

  • Administer and monitor new donor Welcome Program and all of its components to maximize new donor retention.

  • Work closely with direct mail vendors to facilitate list management, list exchanges, and merge/purge for all direct mail appeals.

  • Work closely with Marketing to manage, upload and analyze data file overlays from market research.

  • Work closely with the President and direct mail vendors to effectively manage MRC messages through all programs and coordinate the ebb and flow of direct mail copy for approval.

  • Maintain a complete file of all direct mail appeals and monthly reports for audit and program records.

  • Coordinate the generation of all reports and analysis needed to effectively evaluate program(s) on a monthly and as needed basis.

Qualifications: A qualified candidate must be well versed in direct mail, databases and customer service with 3-5 years experience in direct mail. The individual must possess a complete understanding of data base systems as well as customer service in direct marketing programs. Direct mail copy editing is helpful but not necessary.

Compensation: The MRC offers competitive compensation packages commensurate with expertise and experience of the candidate plus a full range of employee benefits including health, dental and life insurance plus a 403(b) retirement plan and free parking.

Candidates interested in the Direct Mail Program Manager position should submit their resume and a letter of introduction to Douglas Mills, Executive Director, Media Research Center, 325 S. Patrick St, Alexandria, VA 22314, by fax to 703/683-9736, or email to dmills@mediaresearch.org.

Major Gift Fundraiser

The MRC is currently in the final planning stages for a major Capital Campaign and has openings for experienced major gift fundraisers. Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years of fundraising experience with not-for-profit organizations or with political campaigns. Equivalent professional sales experience in other industries will be considered. One on one personal solicitation experience with individuals, foundations or corporations is mandatory. This is not an event planning position.

Professional presentation and the ability to effectively communicate both in person and writing are required. Candidates must be well versed in conservative issues and current political events as well as with the media.

Competitive compensation is available and is based on experience and accomplishments. The MRC also offers a full range of employee benefits.

Submit your resume with a cover letter and writing samples to Douglas Mills, Executive Director via fax to 703-683-9736 or email dmills@mediaresearch.org. Information can also be mailed to 325 S. Patrick Street, Alexandria, VA. 22314



Interns work closely with MRC analysts to monitor news programs for liberal media bias. They input details into the News Tracking System and also review assigned print publications. The interns participate in the News Divisionís weekly meetings and discuss current news and trends being documented. MRC Interns work in a professional environment to uncover the mediaís political agenda. Usually available year-round. For additional information and internship inquiries, please e-mail us and visit our internship section.




Aspiring journalists learn basic hands-on news reporting skills, with heavy emphasis on balance. Working at CNS enables interns to get "real world" experience in the high-speed atmosphere of a newsroom. Interns for CNS also learn to network with conservative organizations and assist them with getting their news and perspectives reported by CNS. Usually available year-round. For additional information and internship inquiries, please e-mail us and visit our internship section.


* For full-time positions:  Excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience.

Send a cover letter and resume to:
Douglas Mills, Executive Director
Media Research Center
325 South Patrick Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
or Fax (703) 683-9736





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Alexandria, VA 22314