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.
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: #22-007585-0002
Maryland Public Television
8/3/2022 2:10:00 PM
9/30/2022 11:59:00 PM
$22.50 - $26.50/hour
Maryland Public Television is a leader in the production of broadcast programming for public television. MPT's local, regional, and national television credits include public affairs, original performance, entertainment, and documentary programs for the citizens of Maryland. Beyond broadcast, MPT creates instructional videos, develops training, and builds internet sites that serve tens of thousands of students, teachers, and child-care providers annually. MPT's outreach activities, especially relating to arts, culture, and history, take place in all areas of the state to further fulfill MPT's mission to engage, enlighten, and entertain.
Main Purpose of Job
Maryland Public Television's Communications Department is looking for a communications specialist to make meaningful contributions in the areas of publicity and media relations, internal communications, and institutional publications. This proven communications professional uses strong research and writing skills, organization, and attention to detail to plan, execute, and assess communications campaigns and activities across multiple platforms and audiences.
This is a Special Appointment position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.
Research, write, and edit publicity and media relations materials including news releases, media advisories, and related resources.
Work with MPT staff and journalists to develop story ideas and generate media pitches, fulfill media requests for information and materials, and prepare interview materials and talking points as needed for responses.
Track media placements and report on outcomes of media outreach activities.
Help build and maintain contact lists and activity logs.
Research, write, and edit content for staff bulletins and other internal communications vehicles.
Assemble and organize information; write, edit, and proofread copy; and contribute basic graphic design to support development of institutional communications materials including reports, presentations, fact sheets, infographics, etc.
Coordinate and oversee work of vendors to ensure assignment requirements are met.
Assist with the organization and execution of Communications Department responsibilities during special events and initiatives.
Support the Communications Department’s student internship program.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Two (2) years or more of experience in corporate communications, public relations, public information, media relations, or journalism.
Candidates may substitute six (6) years of experience with effective performance of media relations and publicity for the required education and experience.
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 statewide broadcaster in Maryland. MPT is a member of the Public Broadcasting Service.