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Education, Communications & Marketing Specialist - REPOST


Recruitment #23-007686-0001




Maryland Public Television
11767 Owings Mills Blvd 
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117-1499

Main Purpose of Job

Maryland Public Television’s Education Division is looking for a contractual communication/marketing specialist to make meaningful contributions to the education community, building awareness and engagement about MPT’s instructional resources, professional learning opportunities and other service programs. This proven communication specialist uses strong strategic thinking and writing skills, creative and effective outreach and marketing methods for both in-person and multi-platform activities to reach childcare providers, Pre-K-12 educators and families. Hours of work per week are approximately 24 hours per week.


  • Develop and implement communication / marketing strategies and plans to increase awareness of MPT education initiatives, MPT education website Thinkport, and use of MPT instructional resources for learning and professional learning courses for teachers in early learning and K-12 education.        
  • Research, write, and edit division communications for a variety of audiences, Including newsletter, brochures, one-sheets, articles, promotional copy, and scripts. Additional writing as needed to support the development of grants and reporting.        
  • Build and maintain distribution lists for various project communication and marketing materials to associated target audiences.         
  • Liaison to internal MPT divisions providing information and communications about Education Initiatives and resources.       
  • Support external communications activities for education projects and partnerships with educational team members.    
  • Perform simple layout / design or oversee activity with a professional agency.         
  • Use of digital tools for tracking project marketing results and website metrics.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in education, communication, marketing or similar relevant field.

Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of experience in marketing or communications field, or related experience. 

Note: Candidates may substitute higher education coursework and five (5) years of marketing or communication experience for the required bachelor degree. 

Additional Notes: 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.


Strong preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s):
  • Excellent writing skills for a variety of communication and marketing materials.     
  • Proficient in using social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.     
  • Personable with excellent oral communication abilities.


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. 
Applicants are encouraged to provide a portfolio of work that demonstrates a variety of writing samples with their application. 
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 under 30 hours a week (or less than an average of 130 hours per month) may be eligible for health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.

As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying the full premiums for your medical and prescription, and dental coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. You can also elect to enroll in, 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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