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MPT Producer (Content)

Recruitment #19-007041-0003


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.


Maryland Public Television

11767 Owings Mills Blvd

Owings Mills MD 21117

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the position is to conceive, research, write, direct, produce, edit and deliver high-quality, professionally executed Public Television multimedia programs, specials, non-broadcast projects and segments as assigned.

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


  • Create appropriate budgets for projects as assigned.
  • Create accurate long- and short-range production timelines for segments, programs and series. 
  • Book production facilities and personnel for location production using production timeline, budget and workflow design as accurate guides. 
  • Book location travel facilities, transportation, etc. as needed for location production.
  • Edit to professional standards rough and fine cut programs on AVID non-linear systems. 
  • Supervise and approve production of segments and other program elements on-location.
  • Collaborate with the EP & MD to meet and maintain editorial mission, program balance and continuity.
  • Supervise freelance and staff production teams.
  • Independently shoot, write, edit and deliver digital shorts for MPT Digital Studios as assigned.


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

Experience:  Five (5) years of experience producing in broadcast and new media.

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.


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.    

  • Experience delivering high-quality broadcast programs on-budget and on-deadline, and managing the day-to-day operations of a series and a series staff
  • At least 1 year of experience managing a television series and its staff
  • Exceptional staff management and inter-personal communication skills
  • Strong story-sense, broadcast-feature producing, writing and editing skills
  • Strong production-planning and –execution skills
  • Expertise in the operation of avid media composer software
  • A strong background in journalism


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.


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.



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 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.