Jobs

Montgomery Community Media is currently recruiting for the following positions:
MCM News Reporter
Production Technician

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

MCM News Reporter

MCM News Reporter must be an excellent journalist and storyteller with a passion for community news. Reporting directly to the Director of Content and Operations, the News Reporter is a collaborative leader on the content team. The News Reporter must be committed to MCM’s goal of being the premiere source of county-wide hyper local content in Montgomery County.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The primary function of the News Reporter is to find good stories and tell them in a compelling way for and about the people of Montgomery County, Maryland. The position is responsible for three to five daily posts on MyMCMedia.org and its social media platforms. As part of a small team of professional news and content gatherers, the News Reporter writes and edits multi-element stories using text, photos, and video.

Other Responsibilities Include:

  • Researching, reporting, writing, and posting enterprise stories.
  • Edit other content members’ scripts as assigned by Director of Content and Operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field.
  • Minimum of two years of experience gathering, writing, and producing news content while working under tight deadlines.
  • Strong writing and editing skills. Must always practice high standards of journalism.
  • Ability to write, edit, post, and produce stories with video on websites and social media platforms with quick turnaround.
  • Ability to post content remotely on social media, including but not limited to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Facebook Live.
  • Ability to work independently and with journalistically sound instincts.
  • Ability to work well and calmly under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to successfully engage with the public, maintain and acquire relevant contacts, and earn trust in the community by positively representing MCM.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings or weekends.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Additional Experience and Qualities a Plus:

  • Proven creative digital content producer with a strong interest in emerging platforms and audience growth.
  • Experience covering and producing video stories for TV, working with photographer/editor.
  • Experience shooting quality video with small cameras and/or mobile devices.
  • Established contacts in Montgomery County and general knowledge of the area.
  • Having own personal transportation is a plus.

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


Production Technician

Summary:
This position assists Production Coordinators in the technical aspects of production for County Council and MCT productions. Work as a part of a production team member on a variety of studio and field productions and provide guidance to maintain a professional atmosphere.

  • Assist the Production Coordinators with the technical aspects of all productions including site survey, equipment pack-up, 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, studio supervisor, teleprompter 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 EFP, ENG and studio 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, live streaming and non-linear editing.

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 Mac or PC-based applications and tools, specifically with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).
  • Clean driving record and valid MD Driver’s License. Ability to provide own transportation to attend meetings and events away from the office.



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