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MPT Assistant Producer - Natural History

MPT Assistant Producer - Natural History

Recruitment #23-007007-0001


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 state-wide broadcaster in Maryland. MPT is a member of the Public Broadcasting Service.


Maryland Public Television 11767 Owings Mills Blvd. Owings Mills, MD 21117

Main Purpose of Job

This opening is for a contractual Assistant Producer for Maryland Public Television’s popular long-running series, Natural History. This position will assist with research, organizing footage, release forms, maintaining video archives, contributing to social media platforms, and other production areas as needed. The Assistant Producer may also have opportunities to assist producers on location. Hours of work per week is approximately 24 hours per week.


  • Organizing footage and release forms          
  • Image and archival research         
  • Assist in coordinating shoots        
  • Assist with post-production       
  • Assist producers on location       
  • Other duties as assigned


Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, media or similar relevant field 
Experience: A minimum of one (1) year experience in media production. 
Candidates may substitute coursework in journalism, media, or similar field from an accredited college or university for the required experience. 

For education obtained outside the United States, you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.


Strong preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s):       
  • The successful candidate will have strong communication and organizational skills.        
  • Knowledge of non-linear editing systems, including AVID and Premiere Pro is preferred.


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.


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 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


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract, and work under 30 hours a week (or less than an average of 130 hours per month) may be eligible for health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. 
 As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying the full premiums for your medical and prescription, and dental coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. You can also elect to enroll in, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits. 
Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12-month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


The online applications are Strongly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to Maryland Public Television HR, 11767 Owings Mills Blvd.,

Owings Mills, MD 21117. Paper applications materials must be received by the closing date for this

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.

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

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact L. Johnston at 410-581-4047.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application System, please contact 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 applicants 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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