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MPT Production Technician

Recruitment #23-007684-0001


Maryland Public Television, commonly known as MPT, is a public television network that broadcasts throughout the entire state of Maryland and the District of Columbia and into parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. MPT is Maryland's only statewide broadcaster. Headquartered in Owings Mills, MPT is a member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and is a producer of both locally and nationally distributed TV programs and digital content.


Maryland Public Television

11767 Owings Mills Blvd

Owings Mills MD 21117

Main Purpose of Job

The Production Technician will function as a floor director, teleprompter, camera and robotic camera operator.  The incumbent will assist the lighting director in the completion of lighting for a production. The position’s responsibilities include assisting with lighting and equipment activities in the studio and on location.  The Production Technician programs and operates studio lighting boards that support the successful completion of a broadcast. The position will assist the video technicians with the setup of studio and field cameras.

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


Function as part of a television production crew. 

Operate lighting boards to recall stored settings.

Perform the same functions with portable television production equipment.

Maintain lighting design for established sets along with the selection of gels, gobos, scrims, patterns.

Rig and focus lights in a safe and timely manner to allow successful completion of the production.

Provide video camera support: assist video technicians / videographers with setup and operation of studio and field cameras.


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 education and experience.


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 may be 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 highly 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. 

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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