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MPT Technician, Audio - Repost

Recruitment #22-007031-0001

Introduction

Maryland Public Television, commonly known as MPT, is a public television network that broadcasts throughout the entire state of Maryland and the District of Columbia and into parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. MPT is Maryland's only statewide broadcaster. Headquartered in Owings Mills, MPT is a member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and is a producer of both locally and nationally distributed TV programs and digital content.

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Public Television

11767 Owings Mills Blvd

Owings Mills MD 21117

Main Purpose of Job

The incumbent will support the Production Operations department in the area of television audio, music production, and post-production audio. To ensure that programs maintain a high standard of technical and creative excellence. 

 

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

POSITION DUTIES

Operate a wide variety of audio equipment in a television facility including, but not limited to, control rooms, mobile tele-production trucks, remote field recording and audio editing suites. 

Required to record and playback content from digital media hard drives, SD cards, flash drives and have knowledge of various audio and video file formats, file conversion, sample and frame rates.

Record and mix programs live as well as in the post-production process to be delivered in a variety of digital and/or tape-based formats.  May be any combination of mono, stereo, or surround output delivery.

Operate digital audio workstations (principally Pro Tools) and associated outboard equipment and integrated consoles.

Perform technical QC evaluations of programming assets to ensure program masters meet technical specifications set forth by PBS, APT, or other distribution organizations.

Required to follow local, national, and international audio specifications for file or disc based delivery of full mix, music & effects, dialogue, and full 5.1 surround sound stems.

Work collaboratively with producers to express the emotion or content of certain programs that the producer wants the technician to capture.

Communicate with producers and clients concerning future projects, productions, equipment purchases, logistics, and technical needs. Make recommendations regarding music, sound effects, and creative processing.

Maintain a high level of project media and metadata organization and file storage with in-house asset management systems. 

Maintain high level of discretion when operating live microphones and recording topic or time sensitive material and content.

Monitor and evaluate audio to match outgoing delivery requirements to meet broadcast loudness standards.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Four (4) years of television video production experience operating a wide variety of audio equipment for the purpose of adding music and sound effects to match the video portion of the programs.

 

Note:

 

Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and two years of television video production experience operating a wide variety of audio equipment for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

Proven editorial experience using Pro tools or willingness to learn.

Experience conforming multi-track sessions from various editing platforms within Pro Tool. 

Experience with a variety of digital and analog audio mixing consoles not limited to Calrec, Yamaha, Mackie, and AVID control surfaces, etc.

Experience with a variety of analog and digital electronic field production audio systems (EFP) not limited to Zaxcom, Sound Devices, Shure, Sennheiser, Lectrosonics, etc.

Experience with multi-track recorders, digital audio workstations, computer routers for signal path delegation, a variety of microphones, amplifiers and loudspeaker equipment used for television production.

Experience with audio signal processing equipment, sound reinforcement mixers, digital playback machines, IFB communications equipment, RTS intercom and routing equipment (both analog and digital), telephone interface equipment, ISDN, VoIP remote audio recording, and remote truck audio equipment.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicants are required to provide a copy of a demo reel or link for a demo reel, if selected for an interview.

This position may require a flexible work schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays. 

This position may require working outside in unfavorable or harsh weather conditions that might include exposure to the sun, wind, water, etc. 

This position may include long periods of walking, standing, climbing, and maneuvering in and around tight spaces. 

The selected candidate will be required to lift equipment in excess of 50 pounds.

The selected candidate may be required to climb ladders and use motorized lifts in order to operate and install in-studio lights.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year. 

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

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

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online applications are Strongly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to Maryland Public Television – HR, 11767 Owings Mills Blvd., Owings Mills, MD 21117. Paper application materials must be received by the closing date for the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted. 

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-581-4382. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact S Hudson at 410-581-4267.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.




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