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MPT Videographer (REPOST)

Recruitment #18-007034-0001


Maryland Public Television, which is commonly known by its familiar name "MPT", is a public television network that comprises six television stations that broadcast throughout the entire state of Maryland as well as into the District of Columbia and parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. MPT is the only statewide broadcaster in Maryland. MPT is a member of the Public Broadcasting Service.

This is a Special Appointment position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

Applicants who previously applied, do not need to apply again.


Maryland Public Television

11767 Owings Mills Blvd

Owings Mills MD 21117

Main Purpose of Job

Videographers (a.k.a photogs, photographers, photojournalists, MMJ's, etc.) are the primary source for capturing the video images and sound that producers use to create their programs. Contemporary production practices dictate that producers move beyond the confines of the studio and go to the story directly, regardless of where it is. The ability to record high quality material on location, despite its limitations, is their prime asset of the videographer.

The incumbent must be willing to work flexible hours to include a short turn around, overtime, holidays, and weekends. The incumbent must be able to lift 50 lbs. or more due to the weight of the equipment.


  • A videographer operates portable equipment with the objective of recording video and audio for use in a production.
  • The videographer should be capable of offering direction to on-camera talent and should be concerned with the quality of the talent's performance.
  • Studio/location production personnel operate as part of a television production crew. They are required to assemble and disassemble sets, move and hang fixtures from a studio grid, assist the lighting director, and setup and/or strike equipment after a production.
  • During actual production videographers must be able to competently perform in the role of floor director, camera operator, production assistant, robotic camera operator and teleprompter operator.
  • The videographer must drive the state vehicles in a responsible manner. The videographer must also maintain log sheet for regular maintenance.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Five (5) years of experience shooting broadcast news and or feature packages with the ability to frame scenes and follow the action on location including directing talent with technical and aesthetic experience with PDW 700/850 series XDCAM or similar cameras, and with FS7 or similar compact larger-sensor cameras. The ability to use accompanying equipment such as lens, mixers, tripods, lighting fixtures and various microphones.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following.  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualification(s).

Current documented and relevant experience within the last five (5) years of the following:

  • Shooting broadcast news and or feature packages with the ability to frame scenes and follow the action on location.
  • Directing talent with technical and aesthetic experience with PDW 700/850 series XDCAM or similar cameras, and with FS7 or similar compact larger-sensor cameras.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to submit your application online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via email to by the closing date and time. The MD State Application Form can be found online.

Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.


Paper applications, required documents, and any addendums may be mailed or faxed (4105814382) by the closing date and time to:

Maryland Public Television - HR

11767 Owings Mills Blvd.

Owings Mills, MD 21117

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet both the minimum and selective qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Maryland Public Television (MPT) is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of MPT that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.