Mission: Comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.
I have been working at Media Matters for America full-time (More than a year)
Media Matters' staff is exceptionally driven and talented across-the-board.
The staff is typically young, often in a transition between undergrad and grad school.
The organization is more constructive than competitive internally.
High rates of turnover tend to create lots of opportunity to advance.
High rates of turnover can be unnerving to new-hires.
Office culture tends to encourage people to work long hours.
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Media Matters for America (Washington, DC).
I applied online via an email listed on the jobs section on the MMFA website. The position was for a researcher with one of their issue teams.
Three days after submitting a résumé and cover letter, I received an email from one of their assistants asking if I was interested in interviewing. I responded affirmatively and was promptly invited for a face to face appointment with one of the issue directors the following week.
The interview lasted about an hour and covered the responsibilities of the position as well as my past experiences. Questions included providing a hypothetical response to an incident of misinformation as well as your main source of news. During the conversation, the interviewer also outlined the selection process consisted of three steps, an initial interview (which was taking place), a timed writing test to assess writing and analytical skills, and a follow up interview before the final selection is made.
The next day, I wrote a short note to the interviewer thanking them for their time. Approximately one week later, I received a short email - from the assistant who initially reached out to me - expressing appreciation for my participation in the process and that I was no longer being considered.
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