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MPT Associate Producer REPOST

Recruitment #24-007007-0001


The associate producer advances the mission of MPT to produce quality programming by assisting in all aspects of production for local and national pledge breaks and other Development productions in the On-Air Fundraising department. Major responsibilities of the associate producer will be writing pledge break scripts, timing live and pre-taped breaks in the studio, producing and editing spots for the Development division, coordinating and editing MPT & Your Community and Arts Minute spots and working with On-Air Fundraising Senior Producer on upcoming Development productions.




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Maryland Public Television

11767 Owings Mills Blvd.

Owings Mills, MD 21117

Main Purpose of Job

The Associate Producer/Writer for on-air fundraising will be responsible for writing pledge breaks that compel viewers to become members and donate funds to MPT. These breaks should feature language that not only raises funds for the station but also promotes the mission of MPT to educate, entertain and engage the Maryland community. Very good writing skills and the ability to script compelling fundraising messages are the prime asset of this position. This position will also produce/edit some on-air pledges and promotional spots for the Development Department.


● Write scripts for live/taped pledge breaks and long-form fundraising programs

● Time live/taped pledge breaks

● Write promotional copy for on-air spots and eblasts/e-newsletters.

● Work with the Producer of On-Air Fundraising to create/edit pledge roll-ins and community



Education: Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, English or related field.

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of writing experience in online publishing, television

or radio broadcasting or publications such as newspapers and magazines.


1. Applicants may substitute qualifying experience on a year for year basis for the required

bachelor's degree.

2. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education

as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the


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



Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred


Proficient Skills with Premiere and/or Avid editing software.



Finalists will be required to successfully complete a short, timed writing.


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.


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.


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 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, 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 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 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.


Paper applications, required documents, and any addenda 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 both the minimum and selective qualifications to be considered and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

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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