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MPT Associate Producer/Editor (MotorWeek)

Recruitment #19-007022-0001

Introduction

MotorWeek is television’s longest running and most respected automotive series. MotorWeek debuted in 1981 and launched a new television genre by becoming the first weekly series to offer consumer-oriented car and truck reviews, do-it-yourself car care tips, and the latest auto industry news. Produced by Maryland Public Television, MotorWeek airs on 92% of PBS stations nationwide, and can also be seen on cable's Motor Trend Network and V-me Spanish-language network. The winner of dozens of prestigious automotive journalism awards, MotorWeek is a reliable source of automotive news on television and on the Web.

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Public Television

11767 Owings Mills Blvd

Owings Mills MD 21117

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the job is to act as an avid video editor, archivist and occasional segment producer for the Motorweek series. Edit numerous feature length segments weekly. 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 and production music library.

Note: The incumbent will be required to work the second shift (2pm - 11pm)

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

POSITION DUTIES

  • Act as video editor and occasional segment producer for the MotorWeek series using the Avid computerized non-linear editing suite of products.  Import and organize video, audio and graphics into manageable bins of elements with which to work.  Select and decide which elements should be used to best visualize the concepts of the segment script.  Edit the elements into a sequence to create element reels, opening title animations, promos, segments or entire shows.  Save all project information for archival purposes.  Provide file based versions along with tape or disk outputs.  Meet all PBS/FCC specifications.  Edit numerous feature length segments weekly, compile host standups, news stories and other segments as assigned.  Develop story ideas and script treatments and foster a continuous expansion of the creative boundaries of the MotorWeek production.
  • 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 and production music library.
  • Perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting of the assigned edit suite of equipment.  This includes cleaning files off of media drives, checking and installing updates and patches and doing system backups.  This position must also give feedback to their supervisor of any equipment malfunctions so that repairs can be implemented.
  • Completion of work orders, timesheets, checking email and schedules to stay informed and up to date with clients and teammates.  This includes interaction with producers and occasionally equipment vendors.  Participation in team meetings is greatly encouraged.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: A minimum two (2) years of professional television production experience to include editing, utilizing after effects software and Photoshop, and familiarity with Sapphire, Boris and Title Deko Plug-ins.

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.

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 preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.    

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and coordinate multiple projects 
  • A self-motivator and the ability to work independently and as part of a team

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

Applicants are strongly encouraged to include links to online samples of their editing work.

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

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.