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MPT Associate Producer, Acquisitions

Recruitment #22-007022-0001


Maryland Public Television is a leader in the production of broadcast programming for public television. MPT's local/regional television credits include public affairs, original performance, entertainment, and documentary programs for the citizens of Maryland. Beyond broadcast, MPT creates instructional videos, develops training, and builds internet sites that serve tens of thousands of students, teachers, and child-care providers annually. MPT's outreach activities, especially relating to arts, culture, and history, take place in all areas of the state to further fulfill MPT's mission to engage, enlighten, and entertain.


Maryland Public Television

11767 Owings Mills Blvd

Owings Mills MD 21117

Main Purpose of Job

The Associate Producer, Acquisitions will support the Programming & Acquisitions department with technical evaluation, packaging and delivery of content for national distribution. This includes post-production review, editing, closed captioning, and output to current public television broadcast standards of acquired programs and films for broadcast. Programs acquired may be for local, regional and/or national, and multimedia and broadcast distribution by Maryland Public Television, and other national program distributors.

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


The incumbent will review all acquired content which has been contracted by MPT for FCC-compliance to ensure conformity with broadcast specifications as published by PBS, and applicable to APT and NETA.  The Associate Producer will assist the Director of Acquisitions in collection of materials such as music rights cue sheets, promotional materials, and external metadata for each acquired program. Creation of program metadata when assigned, liaise with producers and editors on delivery of video files. Vigilance and tracking of all materials and dedication to deliverable timeline.

As part of the Acquisitions team, the Associate Producer will attend all pertinent regularly scheduled internal meetings, as well as one-on-one meetings with Director of Acquisitions, Managing Director of Programming and Acquisitions, and/or the Program Manager.


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

Experience: Two (2) years of experience which involved the various aspects of television production such as research, writing, segment production, editing and knowledge of cameras and equipment.


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


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

Experience with non-linear editing using software such as Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer or Final Cut Pro.

Experience complying with PBS/FCC specifications.


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 20 lbs. or more due to the weight of the equipment.


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.


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 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

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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