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MPT Production Technician - Repost

Recruitment #22-007684-0001


Maryland Public Television is a leader in the production of broadcast programming for public television. MPT's local/regional television credits include public affairs, original performance, entertainment, and documentary programs for the citizens of Maryland. Beyond broadcast, MPT creates instructional videos, develops training, and builds internet sites that serve tens of thousands of students, teachers, and child-care providers annually. MPT's outreach activities, especially relating to arts, culture, and history, take place in all areas of the state to further fulfill MPT's mission to engage, enlighten, and entertain.


Maryland Public Television

11767 Owings Mills Blvd

Owings Mills MD 21117

Main Purpose of Job

The incumbent will provide support as a production technician with activities in both studio and on location in regards to operation of various equipment needed to allow for the successful completion of a broadcast quality video production. Assist lighting director to the completion of lighting for a production. Contemporary production practices dictate that producers move beyond the confines of the studio and go to the story directly, regardless of where it is. As a production technician, develop the ability to record high quality material on location, despite its limitations, is the prime asset of the videographer.

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


Operates as part of a television production crew. 

Assemble and disassemble sets, move and hang fixtures from a studio grid, assist in programming and operating studio lighting boards.

Maintain existing lighting plots for productions.

During actual production, one must be able to competently perform in the role of floor director, camera operator, production assistant, robotic camera operator and teleprompter operator.

Train in the following area to operate portable equipment with the objective of recording video and audio for use in a production.

Offer direction to on-camera talent and the quality of the talent's performance.

Drive the state vehicles in a responsible manner along with maintaining a log sheet for regular maintenance.


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

Experience: Two (2) years of experience in the field of television or film as part of a production team. 


Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree in media, film, communications, journalism, or related field of study and one (1) year of experience in the field of television or film as part of a production team for the required experience.


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

Experience with operating studio and location video cameras and video switching equipment for television productions.

Experience applying creative and technical videography skills in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor settings to successfully record video and audio for broadcast and digital video reports, documentaries, and stories. 

Experience with determining which techniques and tools (i.e., cameras, microphones, sliders and gimbals) are appropriate to use for different styles and settings of shoots to most successfully achieve the goals for the story, report, program or project.


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 are required to provide a copy of a demo reel or link for a demo reel, if selected for an interview.

This position may require a flexible work schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays. 

This position may require working outside in unfavorable or harsh weather conditions that might include exposure to the sun, wind, water, etc. 

This position may include long periods of walking, standing, climbing, and maneuvering in and around tight spaces. 

The selected candidate will be required to lift equipment in excess of 50 pounds.

The selected candidate may be required to climb ladders and use motorized lifts in order to operate and install in-studio lights.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year. 

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.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

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



The online applications are Strongly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to Maryland Public Television – HR, 11767 Owings Mills Blvd., Owings Mills, MD 21117. Paper application materials must be received by the closing date for the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted. 

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-581-4382. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact S Hudson at 410-581-4267.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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