Media Monitoring Associate

Washington, DC or Wilmington, DE
Research /
Full-time /
The Democratic National Committee seeks to hire a passionate, dedicated, resilient group of Media Monitoring Associates to join our dynamic Rapid Response and Media Monitoring Cohort. Together, these positions will have a direct impact on preparations for the upcoming election as they closely collaborate with several departments throughout the DNC as well as presidential campaign staff. 

As a member of this cohort, you will be guided through our rigorous training and onboarding process, which will prepare you with the skills to stay up-to-date with the latest news on MAGA Republicans and effectively share vital information and insights to those in our campaign world. 

The work our Rapid Response and Media Monitoring Cohort will do this election cycle is intense. But it is directly connected to the outcome of the 2024 elections, and because of that, we know the work is rewarding. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are passionate about electing Democrats and ready to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

We act on our belief that the movement to ensure representation of Democrats up and down the ballot will succeed if it is diverse, inclusive, and equitable in every respect. In particular, we value the credibility and perspectives of identities that have been historically and systemically marginalized and what they bring to the DNC and to our country. We welcome candidates from a variety of backgrounds and especially encourage those who identify with historically underrepresented groups to apply.


    • Identify and clip short segments of media to share on social media platforms
    • Provide concise summaries of audio and video content, including key points, context, and strategic alignment with DNC messaging
    • Save and document content in coordination with the rest of the Rapid Response team and the Research Department
    • Other duties as assigned to support the department and the DNC's mission

Must-Haves (Qualifications)

    • Background or interest in social media and/or political research 
    • Willing and able to keep up with news and current events 24/7
    • Ability to quickly identify and succinctly summarize significant developments or findings to a wide variety of audiences
    • Ability to work independently, learn new systems, ask questions, remain responsive, and keep open lines of communication in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Bonus Points for Any Combination of These

    • At least one year of progressive political and/or campaign experience
    • Knowledge of what works on social platforms, especially Twitter/X and Instagram
    • Familiarity with Snapstream, TV Eyes, IQMedia, and Snagit 


    • The Rapid Response and Media Monitoring Cohort thrives on keeping up with the news cycle 24/7. When we say 24/7, we mean it. Given the necessity to monitor the news cycle 24/7, your hourly schedule and/or shifts may fall out of the traditional 9:00 - 6:00 pm time frame. Additionally, weekend hours may be required. If this fast-paced challenge sounds like something you’re interested in, apply and join like-minded folks dedicated to ensuring we win the upcoming election. 
The starting salary for the Media Monitoring Associate position is $51,000, on an annualized basis, commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position is eligible for overtime wages and is in the bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local-500. This position is based in Washington, DC or Wilmington, DE and has an end date of November 15, 2024.

The DNC offers a generous benefit package, including:
- More than 30 days of paid time off, including Federal holidays, open leave, and personal days;
- Health and dental insurance for employee and dependents;
- 90% paid by the DNC, 10% paid by employee;
- Supplementary vision plans available to employees for purchase;
- Up to a 5% employer match DNC 401(k) plan;
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to DNC employees and their dependents at no cost to staff;
- Pre-tax Flexible spending account benefits available to employees and dependents.