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MPT Production Assistant (MotorWeek)

Recruitment #18-007582-0001

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 Production Assistant will assist the Road Test team with all aspects of road test segment production, to include prepping and cleaning cars for shoots, driving vehicles for shots, assist with setup and operation of DSLR, slider, GoPro and other specialty cameras and equipment. Research, locate and obtain video, photographs and other media assets from outside sources including internet download and vehicle manufacturer press archives. Assist in organizing and maintaining MotorWeek's video archive. Log footage, assist with podcasts and other areas of the MotorWeek production as needed. Travel to attend press events on behalf of MotorWeek. Contribute to MotorWeek's social media platforms.

This position may require flexible schedules including nights, holidays and weekends. This position may require travel. This position may require working outdoors in adverse weather conditions.

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

POSITION DUTIES

  • Assist Road Test team with all aspects of road test segment production, to include prepping cars for shoots and driving vehicles for shots
  • Assist with setup and operations of DSLR, slider, GoPro and other specialty cameras and equipment
  • Research, locate and obtain video, photographs and other media assets from outside sources including internet download and vehicle manufacturer press archives
  • Assist in organizing and maintaining MotorWeek's video archives
  • Log footage and assist with podcasts
  • Contribute to MotorWeek social media platforms
  • Travel to attend press events on behalf of MotorWeek

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: One year of experience which involves the various aspects of television production such as research, segment production, set-up and operation of DSLR, slider, GoPro and other specialty cameras and equipment.

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 application.

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

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

  • Excellent attention to detail and willingness to be creative
  • Working knowledge of video equipment and software a plus
  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Exhibit strong understanding of social media platforms and trends
  • Possess a strong knowledge of working with computers, email, word processing software and ordinary office equipment
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm for automobiles and/or the auto industry

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification will 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

Must possess a valid driver's license

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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 jjones@mpt.org 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.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION

Paper applications, required documents, and any addendums may be mailed or faxed (4105814382) 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.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

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.