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MPT Reporter/Associate Producer

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Recruitment #19-007584-0001

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 Velocity 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

This position acts as an on-air talent and field producer for MotorWeek. Duties will include research of topics, writing script treatments and final drafts, producing field shoots, supervising editing and graphics for assigned segments, on-camera presentation, and other related duties as needed. Annual deliverables may include producing and/or hosting feature segments of approximately 4 minutes duration, short-format segments of 1 to 3 minutes duration (Clean Cities Success Stories, GEAR, underwriter promotional spots, etc.) along with occasional on-air appearance in Road Test segments and reasonable travel for shoots, show promotion and press events. This person will also undertake certain administrative functions to assist with the daily production duties of the show.

Note: This position includes nights and weekends, and occasionally working outdoors in adverse weather conditions.

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

POSITION DUTIES

  • Research topics, writing script treatments and final drafts
  • Producing field shoots, supervising editing and graphics for assigned segments, on camera presentation
  • Produce and/or host feature segments, short formal segments along with occasional on-air appearance in Road test segments
  • Availability for national and international travel for shoots, show promotion and press events as needed
  • Administrative duties to assist with show production
  • Frequent day and overnight travel up to approximately 40 nights per year

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor's degree in TV production, film or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: At least two (2) years television production and on-camera experience.

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.  

  • Documented consumer reporting
  • Documented experience in writing for television
  • Knowledge of auto industry and related topics

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

Candidates are encouraged to include a link to an on-camera demo reel and resume with their application. 

If you have difficulties uploading your resume within your application, you can email your document directly to jjones@mpt.org

The interview process will include a screen test.

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.