JOB OPPORTUNITIES / INTERNSHIPS


POSTED June 22, 2017

ISO Production Assistant - MPT

Maryland Public Television, which is commonly known by its familiar name "MPT", is a public television network that comprises six television stations that broadcast 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 the only state-wide broadcaster in Maryland. MPT is a member of the Public Broadcasting Service.

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Public Television
11767 Owings Mills Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21117

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB

The MPT Production Assistant will assist the Road Test team with all aspects of road test segment production, to include prepping and cleaning cars for shoots, driving vehicles for shots, assist with setup and operation of DSLR, slider, GoPro and other specialty cameras and equipment. Research, locate and obtain video, photographs and other media assets from outside sources including internet download and vehicle manufacturer press archives. Assist in organizing and maintaining MotorWeek's video archive. Log footage, assist with podcasts and other areas of the MotorWeek production as needed. Travel to attend press events on behalf of MotorWeek. Contribute to MotorWeek's social media platforms.

This position may require flexible schedules including nights, holidays and weekends. This position may require travel. This position may require working outdoors in adverse weather conditions.

POSITION DUTIES

- Assist with Road Test team with all aspects of road test segment production, to include prepping cleaning cars for shoots and driving vehicles for shots
- Assist with setup and operations of DSLR, slider, GoPro and other specialty cameras and equipment
- Research, locate and obtain video, photographs and other media assets from outside sources including internet download and vehicle manufacturer press archives
- Assist in organizing and maintaining MotorWeek's video archives
- Log footage and assist with podcasts
- Contribute to MotorWeek social media platforms
- Travel to attend press events on behalf of MotorWeek

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor’s degree in film, media, mass communications or a related field.

Experience: One year of experience which involves the various aspects of television production such as research, segment production, set-up and operation of DSLR, slider, GoPro and other specialty cameras and equipment.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

- Must possess a valid driver's license
- Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered.  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualification(s).

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Excellent attention to detail and willingness to be creative
- Working knowledge of video equipment and software a plus
- Possess strong organizational skills
- Exhibit strong understanding of social media platforms and trends
- Possess a strong knowledge of working with computers, email, word processing software and ordinary office equipment

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment.

All information concerning the qualifications, including submittal of any required documentation (diplomas, transcripts, certificates, licenses, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Failure to include all relevant education and experience on your application will result in your application being disqualified from further consideration.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination for this recruitment will be an evaluation and rating of your training, education, and experience provided on your application. Therefore, it is essential that the application is filled out completely and accurately, listing all relevant education and experience, addressing the specific qualifications shown above and submitting any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certification, license, etc.).

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

BENEFITS

STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to submit your application online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via email to jjones@mpt.org by the closing date and time. The MD State Application Form can be found online. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION

Paper applications, required documents, and any addendums may be mailed or faxed (410-581-4382) by the closing date and time to:

Maryland Public Television - HR
11767 Owings Mills Blvd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet both the minimum and selective qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Maryland Public Television (MPT) is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of MPT that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

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POSTED June 22, 2017

Producer, Politics
Washington, DC
 
Are you a dedicated and driven news producer? The Producer, Politics serves as an integral member of the PBS NewsHour politics unit, overseeing the production of video segments for use on-air and a variety of online content.
 
As the Producer, Politics, you will conceive, develop and execute field segments as well as studio discussion segments. You will also manage, plan and produce field, and political event coverage for packages as well as special projects. Further, you will identify, pre-interview, and book guests, gather and write background briefing materials for anchors and others, budget plan for field segments, and conceive and execute a variety of online coverage projects, which might include social media, podcasts, slideshows, extended interviews, and interactive forums and more.
 
You have experience covering politics and government at a national level and shooting and editing (Adobe Premiere, Final Cut or Avid) experience are a plus. You are able to work effectively in a fast-paced newsroom setting and to adjust smoothly to changing assignments under deadline pressure.  Flexible and able to handle multiple tasks.
 
Qualified individuals will have a college degree in journalism, political science, or related field, minimum of four (4) years of producing original news content, preferably for a national news outlet. Or, equivalent combination of education and experience.
                                                                                                               
For a full job description or to apply through our online application, please click here to be directed to the careers page at WETA. To confirm that a WETA or PBS NewsHour job posting is under recruitment, please visit our websites for our current job postings list: www.weta.org and www.pbs.org/newshour/.
 
WETA is an equal employment opportunity employer.  WETA does not discriminate against employees or applications on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.


POSTED May 26, 2017

Production Assistant, Segment Unit
Washington, DC
 
PBS NewsHour is seeking a passionate Production Assistant who’s responsible for providing a diverse range of writing, research, editing, production, and tracking services to support the work of the PBS NewsHour. You will prepare news material and news feeds for compilation and produce compilations exercising independent judgment. Other tasks include researching and fulfilling video requests for PBS NewsHour producers, acquiring footage and creating footage, and assisting in covering breaking news and in writing for broadcast news summary. College degree in journalism, communications, political science, or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Introductory experience with broadcast and online journalism, including writing, editing, and shooting preferred. Experience with nonlinear editing programs is desirable.
 
For a full job description or to apply through our online application, please click here to be directed to the careers page at WETA. To confirm that a WETA or PBS NewsHour job posting is under recruitment, please visit our websites for our current job postings list: www.weta.org and www.pbs.org/newshour/.
 
WETA is an equal employment opportunity employer.  WETA does not discriminate against employees or applications on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law


POSTED May 11, 2017

Producer, General Assignment
Washington, DC
 
PBS NewsHour has an exciting opportunity for a Producer who can take a deep dive and develop the details of a story. As our Producer, General Assignment you’ll work on longer-form pieces, covering a number of topics for both broadcast and online. You’ll be making pitches and seeing them through to completion. 
 
As a Producer, General Assignment, you also will:
Research and arrange interviews.
Coordinate and field produce shoots.
Oversee editing of stories for air.
Contribute and support production of online content.
 
You have:
· The ability to shoot and edit using non-linear editing programs.
· Exceptional creative, verbal and writing skills.
· Can work closely and collaboratively with colleagues under deadline pressure.
· Master organizational, project planning, presentation and time management skills with an eye for detail.
· A minimum 4 years of experience working in broadcast journalism/bachelor’s degree/equivalent combination of training and experience.
 
What we offer:
· Competitive and comprehensive benefits package
· 403(b)/Roth and outstanding company match program
· Learning and growth opportunities
· Free parking
· Workplace events and volunteer opportunities
 
For a full job description or to apply through our online application, please click here to be directed to the careers page at WETA. To confirm that a WETA or PBS NewsHour job posting is under recruitment, please visit our websites for our current job postings list: www.weta.org and www.pbs.org/newshour/​.


POSTED May 11, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity: AFI Documentary Film Festival 2017 | June 14th-17th


Every year, more than 100 volunteers work together to make AFI DOCS Washington DC's premier documentary film event. Our volunteers assist in all areas of the festival — from working at the box office and ushering at screenings to providing key support in a number of areas including social media and photography.

If you're interested, check out our community hub at https://timecounts.org/afidocs, where you can read about the festival, see available opportunities, and sign up to volunteer! If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch at docsvolunteers@gmail.com




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