Employer Profile: Maryland Public Television (MPT), Owings Mills, MD



MPT’s mission is to educate, entertain and enlighten the people of Maryland and beyond through creative programs and services of the highest quality, delivered through traditional public broadcasting and new multimedia technologies. MPT’s commitment to excellence, innovation, diversity, and the values of Marylanders is essential to this mission.

Production Specialist 1

Paid/ Freelance/ Start Date: TBD

Position Description:

Provides assistance with production and/monitors broadcast transmissions for a 24/7 television operation


High School Diploma plus one year of trade school or college. Experience in television communications or television production.

Production Specialist 2

Paid/ Freelance/ Start Date: TBD

Position Description:

Provide hands-on services for production. Duties range from Pre-production to final product.

Positions include:


Gaffer Level(s) 1, 2, 3

Grip Level(s) 1, 2, 3

Floor Director

Character Generator, including Senior Character Generator

Studio Camera Operator



Remote Camera Operator


Pre- Production Director

Pre-Production Lighting Director

Pre-Production Engineer-in-Charge


High School Diploma. A minimum of 3 years experience in the television industry.

Production Specialist 3

Paid/ Freelance/ Start Date: TBD

Position Description:

Perform duties on various levels within the fields of director, editor and/or engineer.


Positions include:


Technical (Studio) Director

Lighting Designer

On-line Editor


On-Line High Definition Editor


High school education with a minimum of five (5) years experience in the television industry.

MPT Internship

Unpaid/ Internship/ Summer

Internship Responsibilities

MPT has current openings for unpaid internships that offer valuable experience in television programming, development, co-productions and related business development. These positions are filled by creative, motivated and energetic students from a variety of majors who lend their effort and time – a minimum of 16 hours per week – in exchange for an engaging educational experience.

While there are desired skills common to all departments such as writing, we are eager to see what skills you bring to the table as an individual.


Interest in television


Computer literacy

Writing and Communication skills

Interpersonal communication skills

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Video/Film, English, Communication, Marketing, Business, Media

Semester: Spring (Feb – May), Summer (Jun – Aug), Fall (Sep – Dec), Winter (Jan), Ongoing

Year: Junior/Senior

Authorization Requirements: U.S. Citizen/U.S. National