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MVJ Information Integrity Project Seeks On-Camera Influencer

By June 3, 2024Resources

Location: Remote

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: We are seeking an On-Camera Influencer for our Information Integrity Project (IIP). The IIP is dedicated to combating the spread of disinformation and extremism in veteran and military communities. The Influencer will create and present engaging non-partisan content focused on improving media literacy, countering emerging disinformation and conspiracy theories, and promoting alternatives to extremism. The ideal candidate will have a strong on-camera presence, excellent communication skills, and a passion for promoting accurate information to veterans.

Veterans (enlisted and officers) and military spouses are highly encouraged to apply!

Responsibilities:

  • Working with our small team, develop short on-camera content that educates veterans about media literacy, debunks conspiracy theories, and counters disinformation. Film and edit this content in a simple, no frills style that is conversational, educational and hopefully entertaining. 
  • Collaborate asynchronously with the IIP team, primarily through Slack, to ensure that content aligns with non-partisan project goals and messaging.
  • Stay informed about current trends in disinformation and media literacy to create timely and relevant content in collaboration with our team’s researcher.
  • Participate in editorial review processes to maintain high standards of accuracy and integrity. 
  • Attend weekly meeting and contribute to team discussions and planning.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as an on-camera presenter or influencer, preferably in the areas of media literacy or countering disinformation.
  • Familiarity with the needs and interests of military and veteran communities 
  • A passion for information integrity.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage and connect with audiences.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and digital content creation.
  • Ability to work independently, manage time effectively, and meet deadlines.
  • Commitment to non-partisanship, accuracy, objectivity, and ethical practices.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Media Studies, Journalism, or a related field OR relevant experience.

Additional Information:

  • This is a part-time contract position with flexible hours. The candidate will work remotely and should be available to attend the weekly team meeting (Friday mornings at 8am Eastern), and occasional other meetings.
  • Compensation is $25-30 per hour, based on experience, with an expected workload of 10 hours per week. This is a 1099 contract position on an at-will basis for up to 12 months, with the possibility of extension to three years, dependent on funding. Further details regarding project timelines, deliverables, and communication protocols will be provided upon hire.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume/CV, a short paragraph (or more) outlining why you want this role, and a link to a short video that demonstrates your on-camera presence/style 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.