Travis Mitchell, SVP and CCO of MPT discusses how young professionals, especially African Americans, can acquire the skill sets and experience to get into broadcast journalism.
Maryland Public Television
Maryland Public Television is a leader in the production of broadcast programming for public television. MPT's local/regional 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 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.
Our state of the art television facility is located in Owings Mills, MD. The campus-like setting provides plenty of free parking and is an easy commute from any location in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.
The MPT Foundation, formerly known as the Maryland Public Broadcasting Foundation, is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1981 to encourage increased funding for MPT and to receive donations and grants on MPT's behalf. The Foundation also safeguards MPT's endowment funds in an effort to insulate MPT from economic hard times.
The MPT Foundation is governed by an independent board of directors composed of community leaders who are elected to staggered three-year terms. Directors serve strictly on a voluntary basis.
Funds housed at the MPT Foundation enable MPT to respond to program opportunities that sometimes present themselves off the rhythm of state and federal budget planning cycles. With the support of corporations, foundations, and, above all, individuals, we are truly public broadcasting.
MPT and the MPT Foundation are Equal Opportunity Employers
MPT and the MPT Foundation provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their age, ancestry, color, creed, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, race, sex, sexual orientation any other non-merit factor, including, political affiliation in all personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination.
Maryland Public Television is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to providing broad outreach regarding job vacancies. We seek the help of local organizations in referring qualified applicants to our station. Organizations that wish to receive our vacancy information should contact our Human Resources Department by writing or calling:
Maryland Public Television
11767 Owings Mills Blvd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
For all of the students who want to work in TV, please watch the Facebook Live Q&A (recorded Sept 23, 2020) where experts are answering your questions.