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Media Monitor

Democratic Governors Association

Democratic Governors Association

Marketing & Communications
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2023
The Democratic Governors Association (DGA), the campaign committee responsible for electing and supporting Democratic governors, is seeking a Media Monitor for the 2023-2024 election cycle. This position will report to the Research Director.
The Media Monitor helps track and catalogue TV appearances, radio appearances, tracking footage, and other archival audio video filings for the top governor’s races in the country. A comprehensive and organized ongoing review of audio video holds Republicans accountable by discovering the strongest and most persuasive clips to drive a successful winning political narrative.
The salary for this position is $50,000 annually before benefits and applicable withholdings, but salary is commensurate with experience. Candidates who are comfortable handling the following responsibilities and have the appropriate skillset at an entry level are encouraged to apply.


  • The Media Monitor is responsible for the daily tracking of political opponents on TV, radio, and social media. The Media Monitor captures and flags TV and radio appearances, key social media, and monitors opponents’ social media accounts.
  • The Media Monitor is responsible for keeping an up-to-date transcript book and aggregating tracking reports, TV transcripts, radio appearances, and social media videos in one place.
  • The Media Monitor is responsible for assisting the research department with reviewing this transcript document regularly and creating a library of key audio and visual clips for top targets for use by other DGA departments.
  • The Media Monitor is responsible for backward-looking audio-visual projects as well as daily tracking. On top opponents, the Media Monitor will create a collated archive of all previously available audio and visual footage, add it to the transcript document, and coordinate its review with other members of the research department.
  • The Media Monitor supervises the day-to-day work of any interns working in the research department and assists with other research department tasks as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Entry Level
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Independent worker who loves organization;
  • An understanding of how research fits into the overall campaign/communications picture.
Diversity Practices
The DGA recognizes that its continued success requires a staff of hardworking, intelligent people from diverse backgrounds. The DGA is committed to ensuring equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status.
The DGA strongly encourages individuals with a diverse background to apply to this position and to share why your demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience working in diverse communities makes you a strong applicant.
The DGA offices are based in downtown Washington, DC, although hybrid work may be possible for this position. The DGA will work with potential candidates to schedule remote interviews and process on-boarding procedures remotely, if necessary.
This position comes with 100% employer-paid health care for employee + spouse/partner + dependents, up to 4% 401(k) matching program, employer paid phone bill and other employee benefits.