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MVJ Information Integrity Project Seeks Minnesota Content Manager

By June 11, 2024Resources

Location: Remote (within Minnesota)

About Us: Military Veterans in Journalism (MVJ) is a professional association that supports veterans in the media by fostering community, promoting career growth, and advocating for newsroom diversity through veteran hiring. Led by veterans and military family members, MVJ collaborates with news outlets, educational institutions, nonprofits, and other partners to create opportunities for veterans in the media industry. MVJ also helps news organizations diversify their staff by serving as a talent pipeline. Established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in May 2019, MVJ has over 1,000 members nationwide, including both working and aspiring journalists.

Position Overview: Military Veterans in Journalism is seeking a Minnesota-based social media and digital engagement team member for our Information Integrity Project, which works to counter disinformation by violent extremist groups and foreign actors that are targeting the military/veteran community. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in understanding the information environment and dynamics in the state, the ability to critically analyze various sources of information, and a commitment to promoting factual information, passively teaching media literacy and connecting veterans with support resources in local communities across the state.


  • Conduct in-depth research on emerging conspiracy theories and propaganda campaigns targeting Minnesota veterans and service members across various online platforms and communities
  • Identify key sources propagating conspiracy theories and disinformation within the Minnesota information environment and monitor narratives and trends being shared
  • Work with the national program researcher to identify what knowledge is missing and analyze what other circumstances may make Minnesota veterans vulnerable to these emerging trends
  • Develop organic and advertising content on social media, specifically targeting community members in the state, that shares insights on the various bad actors who are looking to target vets in local communities across Minnesota, provides alternatives to extremism and extremist narratives at a local level, and helps inoculate Minnesota vets against disinformation through increasing media literacy skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be recently separated from the military or currently serving. Must also have a passion for serving the military and veteran community.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota’s information environment, extremist activity and of organizations serving veterans within the state.
  • Strong investigative skills with the ability to critically evaluate and fact-check information from multiple sources.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex ideas in a clear and concise manner via language that resonates with the target community.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and data environments, specifically Facebook, Instagram, Twitter/X and TikTok. MVJ can provide training on platforms the candidate may not be entirely familiar with.
  • Ability to work independently, manage time effectively, and meet deadlines.
  • Commitment to non-partisanship, accuracy, objectivity, and ethical research practices.

The above qualifications are preferred but not required.

Additional Information: This is a part-time contract position with flexible hours. The candidate will work remotely and should be available to attend occasional meetings or check-ins with the broader program team.
Compensation is $25-30 per hour, based on experience, with an expected workload of 20 hours per week. This is a 1099 contract position on an at-will basis for up to 12 months. Further details regarding project timelines, deliverables, and communication protocols will be provided upon hire.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume/CV and a short paragraph (or more) outlining why you want this role to MVJ Executive Director Zack Baddorf at [email protected]

Military Veterans in Journalism is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including those with diverse backgrounds and those with disabilities.