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MPT Videographer/ Director

Recruitment #22-007034-0002


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.

Compensation package includes $2000 Sign On Bonus!


Maryland Public Television

11767 Owings Mills Blvd

Owings Mills MD 21117

Main Purpose of Job

This position will provide experienced, high quality service to regional and national productions as well as non-broadcast special projects; to function as a director / technical director and or a videographer as the situation warrants. Will be responsible for the "look" of the program and coordination of all technical facilities and personnel in studio and location for multi-camera productions. 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 the prime asset of the videographer.

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


Director in studio and on Location: coordination of production elements, to include pre-production meetings, planning, and consulting.  

Provide expert advice to producers, designers, and engineers during the planning stage; supervise the production team and the performing talent during production.

Responsible for developing a product that fits the requirements of the Producer/Client.

Act as a liaison between Producer and production personnel.

Communicate with talent, producers or other personnel at remote locations. 

Perform duties as a Technical Director (operating production switcher, graphics equipment, timing segments, etc.).

Direct on Location: Similar to studio production in terms of finished product, however, the challenges include adapting the location into a "studio" with lights, sets, cameras, audio, and using a remote truck and rented equipment instead of the familiar "in-house" facilities.

Operates portable equipment, such as video camera and accessories, microphones and audio mixer, lights and lighting related accessories, production equipment and transport vehicle with the objective of recording video and audio for use in a production.

Works with minimum supervision, while maintaining high standards of video production.

Thorough knowledge of the camera is necessary, including use and basic maintenance.

The position requires a firm grasp of the aesthetics of photography, camera movement and composition, plus facility with camera recorded audio.

The incumbent is responsible for the direction of on-camera talent, and the quality of the talent's performance.

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.

Perform in the role of floor director, camera operator, production assistant, robotic camera operator or teleprompter operator.

On location, the position will perform the same functions with portable television production equipment.

The Videographer/Director must drive the state vehicles in a responsible manner. Maryland Public Television's name is on every videographer’s van. 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: Seven (7) years of experience in the field of television or film supervising a production team using portable equipment, such as video camera and accessories, microphones and audio mixer.   


1. Candidates may substitute a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university for four (4) years of the required experience.


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

Experience shooting broadcast news and/or feature packages with the ability to frame scenes and follow the action on location.

Ability to work with minimal supervision while maintaining high standards of video production.

Ability to use and maintain a variety of video and audio equipment.

Experience in framing shots and performing various camera techniques.


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 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.


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 ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and 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.


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.



The online applications are highly 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 or

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

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. 

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.

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