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MPT Senior Vice President, Chief Content Officer

Recruitment #19-007057-0001

Introduction

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.

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Public Television

11767 Owings Mills Blvd

Owings Mills MD 21117

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to report directly to MPT's Chief Operating Officer as a member of its senior management team. This position is responsible for leading the near-and long-term establishment of goals, strategy, development, production, distribution and scheduling of the state network's content and content-related service activities which include broadcast, digital media, education as well as national and regional productions.

This position sets forth the content related guiding light for MPT, serving as strong advocate for the editorial integrity guidelines as set forth in our strategic plan, ensuring that excellent intellectual property content is created and distributed in accordance with our mission. This position establishes editorial, technical and production standards and makes sure that these standards are maintained. This position oversees the development of concepts, proposals, partnerships and sales activities for all media production on all platforms, through all distribution channels and with meaningful educational and community outreach components.

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Develops goals, strategies and tactics to drive MPT’s core business of broadcasting and streaming in Maryland, mid-Atlantic and national marketplaces with an eye towards excellence and serving MPT’s mission.
  • Supervises and leads the creation of all production components and educational content produced by MPT.
  • Maintains productive relationships with governing boards, advisory boards, the general public and national offices related to educational learning assets and resources.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, broadcasting, the performance arts or media studies or related major.

Experience:  A minimum 10 years of experience in content development, media production and distribution including some of the following; creation of high-profile television, local and national series, mini-series and specials as well as leadership in content production, audience measurement and content funding.  

Candidates should also possess:

  • Five (5) years of experience in a senior level management position
  • Five (5) years of experience in the administration of educational and training content, modules and projects including experience or familiarity in: television/radio program scheduling; interactive design and production.
  • Additional experience overseeing projects with digital first content, complimentary web content, educational content and social media components as part of an overall additive content strategy. 
  • Experience working with high profile local and national sponsors, foundation funders and major (individual) donors as well as content partners. 
  • Additional experience working with other content creators and distributors including international markets and partners.

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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

  • Understanding of production techniques and new technologies in content development and production. 
  • Proven leadership in team efforts for television productions and digital/social media productions with positive results.
  • Understanding and ability to provide leadership in program scheduling, acquisition, promotion and marketing.
  • Understanding of audience measurement science, both on broadcast and on digital platforms and ability to develop strategies to improve results based on performance data.
  • Proven success in efficiently operating multi-million-dollar strategic business units, including a strong grasp of production economics including income streams, economies of scale and scope.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Submit resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to jjones@mpt.org or fax to 410-581-4382.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

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

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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 jjones@mpt.org 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.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION

Paper applications, required documents, and any addendums may be mailed or faxed (410-581-4382) 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 the minimum 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.



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