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MPT Producer

Maryland Farm and Harvest

Recruitment #22-007041-0002

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 state-wide 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 MPT Producer will support the Series Producer and create informational, entertainment and feature segments for inclusion in programs for Maryland Public Television for broadcast and multimedia distribution.  They will also scout & secure locations for host location wraps and coordinate an efficient project workflow and series delivery in coordination with the Series Producer.  

The incumbent will make decisions and recommendations not only on content of programs and segments, but also must independently make decisions about production strategies such as timelines, locations, crew numbers, equipment, etc. Recommendations are made to the program’s Series Producer.

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

POSITION DUTIES

Supervise shoots on-location and independently facilitates, conceive, research, write, direct, produce, edit and deliver high-quality, professionally executed television and multimedia segments for MPT’s Maryland Farm & Harvest.

Edit project rough and fine cuts on AVID non-linear systems using professional specifications and protocols to deliver segments, programs and program elements on deadline.

Supply finished scripts for programs\segments using professional scripting templates.

Shoot still photos on-location for promotional purposes and identify footage from field shoots or social media.

Use assigned internal workflow designations to acquire, safeguard and archive digital media.

Collaborate with the Series Producer to meet and maintain editorial mission, program balance and continuity.

Scout and secure locations for host location wraps and coordinate an efficient project workflow and series delivery in coordination with the Series Producer.  

Maintain a rights database for all third-party elements and principals, including location releases, permits, location and copyrighted images used within the program.

Create and maintain a music rights cue sheet for each program\segment.

Create and deliver written articles for promotional materials when assigned.

Create and deliver program metadata when assigned.

Create social media content for series as needed that follow MPT social media, mission, and editorial guidelines. 

Create and deliver written articles, promotional reels or social media video vignettes as needed. Create and deliver program metadata when assigned.  

Collaborate with the production team on media management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor's degree in film, media, mass communications, or related field.  

Experience: Four (4) years of experience which involved the various aspects of television production such as research, writing, segment production, editing and knowledge of cameras and equipment.


Note:

1. Experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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 delivering high-quality broadcast programs on budget and on-deadline, and managing the day-to-day operations of a series and a series staff

Experience with Adobe’s Premiere, Creative Cloud, and Avid Media Composer software

Experience with broadcast-feature producing, writing and editing skills

Exceptional staff management and interpersonal communication skills

Strong production-planning and execution skills

A strong background in journalism

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

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

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 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 shudson@mpt.org.

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. 

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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