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MPT Managing Director - MSAA

MPT Managing Director

Recruitment #23-007054-0001


Maryland Public Television, which is commonly known by its familiar name "MPT", is a public television service that broadcasts 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 a member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and produces local and national programming content. In addition, it also serves other Maryland State agencies by providing training material, advertising services and educational content to schools.


Maryland Public Television

11767 Owings Mills Blvd.

Owings Mills, MD 2117-1499

Main Purpose of Job

Maryland State Ad Agency (MSAA) is looking for a contractual Managing Director to provide leadership and to help grow an advertising operation that functions independently as a division of Maryland Public Television. MSAA serves more than 15 agencies serving agencies within the state of Maryland with the public service announcements and other communication needs. Services provided by MSAA include client and campaign assessment, contracting with the clients, media planning, buying, executive producing creative elements / spots, overseeing trafficking, financial tracking, reporting and post campaign analysis.


  • Overall responsibilities include updating and maintaining the business plan, setting division goals, monitoring expenses, identifying / using software tools, keeping abreast of industry trends, managing business affairs, hiring/ managing staff, marketing the agency, overseeing all operations, including media, planning, placement timelines, buying, creative services, trafficking, reporting and client services.
  • Collaborate with clients and MSAA advertising staff to establish project objectives, delegate tasks, directs research, and evaluate projects to ensure they meet or exceed the client’s expectations.
  • Cross manage / direct staff members from other MPT divisions as well as outside vendors / artists, clients, and subcontractors, to establish and meet goals, budgets and timelines.
  • Focused on raising awareness and building interest in the products and services MSAA represents and provides.
  • Will advise management on strategic issues facing the industry and MSAA, build relationships with external vendors and ensure established operating margins.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing or a related field.
Experience: A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in a relevant field, or related experience.

Note: Experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 

For education obtained outside the United States, you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Masters degree in advertising, marketing, or a related field
  • Upper management experience   
  • Deep understanding and experience with creative design and marketing principles and techniques 
  • Ability to develop strategies based on industry trends and developments
  • Exceptional organizational and multitasking skills, especially when working with multiple projects or teams
  • Excellent management, negotiation, listening, and verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong writing and communications skills 
  • Decisive and strong problem-solving skills, especially under pressure
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships under deadlines 
  • Solid sales and presentations skills


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 requested 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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits. Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12-month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online applications are highly recommended. However, 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. No postmarks will be accepted. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing. 

Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. Paper applications, required documents, and any addenda may be mailed or faxed to (410-581-4382) by the closing date and time to: Maryland Public Television - HR, 11767 Owings Mills Blvd., Owings Mills, MD 21117. If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact 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 at 1-800-735-2258. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country. People with disabilities and bilingual applicants 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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