Jobs

Montgomery Community Media is currently recruiting for the following positions:
Multimedia Content Manager
Production Technicians

Multimedia Content Manager

Summary
The Multimedia Content Manager (MMCM) is the supervisor of the Multimedia Content Department and is responsible for developing and managing Montgomery Community Media’s (MCM) multimedia content. The MMCM supervises the staff that creates and posts content. MMCM assigns and approves all content on mymcmedia.org, MCM’s social media platforms and content created by the department for broadcast stations Channels 19, 21 and 995. The MCMC reports directly to the Chief Operations Officer and works closely with the Production Manager and the Executive Producer. As a member of MCM’s management team, the MMCM works cooperatively with all managers and employees to achieve MCM’s strategic plans for success and sustainability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures that content published and broadcast is produced and presented with the highest journalistic standards.
  • Supervise, schedule and assign reporters and web support staff, including the hiring and evaluation processes, skills development, coaching and mentoring.
  • MMCM oversees story assignments and approves final stories.
  • Create, manage and implement strategies for social media and web platforms to increase audience and reach.
  • Create and coordinate schedules for content creation, publishing and aggregation, including daily assignments for staff, posting requirements and minimums and coverage expectations.
  • Develop, write, and prepare video content for distribution across MCM’s online and broadcast platforms using mobile phone and/or tablet video and/or working with a production department photographer/editor.
  • Perform in the field as a solo multimedia news content gatherer and producer using mobile devices.
  • Knowledgeable about local Montgomery County government, community news and events by use of email/phone tips, traditional news media sources, local newspapers, neighborhood newsletters and list serves.
  • Oversees web content partnerships and relationships with outside writers, bloggers, stringers and other content contributors.
  • May perform on-camera as host for selected projects: series, specials, mini-series.
  • Maintain hyper-local content strategy through story assignments, aggregation and curation of local content relative to MCM’s Montgomery County audience.
  • Maintain and cultivate content distribution partnerships through social media and relationships with community organizations and influencers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Editorial writing or journalistic expertise in online, multimedia and video content production.
  • Five to seven years as successful practitioner of: journalism, multimedia content creation, publishing, professional writing or video production for consumer media organizations.
  • Proven social media platform management and strategy skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, experience and understanding of the Montgomery County, Maryland community, its residents, communities and media organizations.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Mass Communications, Multimedia or Broadcasting related disciplines.
  • Three to five years as practicing journalist or writer/producer, demonstrating progression of responsibility in writing, editing and reporting for print publishing, online publishing or broadcast media operations.
  • Experience in related areas of content project management, content partnership development and management, community outreach or public relations.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and editorial sensibility through web site contributions, blogs, journalistic writing and editing, and/or video production samples, social media postings.
  • Demonstrated understanding and work experience samples of social media applications and tools: Word Press, Face Book, YouTube, Linked-In, Twitter, etc.
  • Proficiency in website management.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Direct Reports
  • Production crews in the field

Use the form below to submit a resume or send your resume and cover letter to hiring@mymcmedia.org

 

Production Technicians

Montgomery Community Media is looking for part-time Production Technicians, to help produce top quality programs that can be seen on multiple channels and online. We are looking for Production Technicians, who have good work ethics, determination, ENG experience and commitment to be part of a successful team.

Summary:
This position assists Production Coordinators and staff producers in the technical aspects of production. Work as a part of a production team member on a variety of studio and field productions.

Job Duties:

  • Assist the Production Coordinators with the technical aspects of all productions including site survey, equipment pack-up, and set-up, production, strike, and equipment storage.
  • Participate as an assigned crew member for various productions. Assigned crew responsibilities include all studio and field positions.
  • Develop production skills as camera operator, technical director, audio person, stage manager and lighting set up..
  • Act as a temporary replacement for Production and Post-Production Coordinator on an as-needed basis.
  • Assist producers in creation and coordination of program production.
  • Assist with studio set-up and facilities oversight.
  • Maintain and follow all production and post-production procedures to ensure the highest production standards.
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Position requires two to five years of production experience, with an emphasis on ENG style production.
  • Familiar with broadcast and industrial video production equipment and have a strong working knowledge of digital formats.
  • Familiar with and possess advanced technical skills including camerawork, lighting, ENG, and reading waveform monitors desirable.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Film and Television Production, or related Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree also may apply. Adequate work experience may substitute for education requirement.
  • Commitment to community media, Public, Education and Government (PEG) access cable television, first amendment rights and public interest telecommunications.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with production and technical teams.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet established deadlines.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with government agencies, community groups and individuals unfamiliar with the production process.
  • Proven track record in video production, including, planning and oversight, in the development of video programs and/or customer service to content producers.
  • Working knowledge and experience in a variety of video production environments, equipment and/or systems, and PC-based applications and tools, specifically with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).
  • Clean driving record and valid MD Drivers License. Ability to provide own transportation to attend meetings and events away from the office.

Working Conditions:
Business environment requires a flexible work schedule. Evening and weekend hours will be required.

Physical Demands:
Frequent sitting, occasional lifting (up to approximately 50#).

This position is a part-time and entry level position, with the opportunity to improve your skills and advance your career in the television


Submit A Resume

Use the form below to submit a resume or send your resume and cover letter to hiring@mymcmedia.org


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