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MPT Program Manager

Recruitment #19-007038-0001

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 statewide 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 purpose of this position is to create the broadcast schedule on MPT & MPT2, as well as MPT's other distribution platforms. This includes scheduling MPT's two HD channels. This person will work closely with Traffic Department, Pledge Programming, Content and Creative Services departments. This position will be a program scheduler, and will manage the input and upkeep of programs within the current ProTrack software.

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

POSITION DUTIES

  • Use the ProTrack database to schedule programs, be aware of feed dates and times, track licenses and their start and end dates.
  • Make informed decisions when scheduling the channels based upon program performance, ratings, availability. 
  • Effectively manage and schedule MPT's inventory of content including tracking and implementing the required common carriage scheduling.
  • Develop and distribute program schedules, schedule updates and ratings information to staff in a timely manner through monthly program grid meetings and daily ratings emails.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor's degree in film, media, mass communications, or a related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: Five years of experience in television production, programming and audience/market research with a working knowledge of the public broadcasting system and an emphasis on its programming and producing standards and practices.

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.  

  • ProTrack Database Experience
  • Educational and Public Television experience
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Programming knowledge
  • Effective analytical skills
  • Ability to understand and apply syndicated audience research and to obtain and use related special research

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.

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.