Jobs

Montgomery Community Media is currently recruiting for the following positions:

Production Coordinator / Senior Production Technician
Production Technician Part Time
Teaching Assistant

Community Journalism Intern
Marketing Intern
Media Production Intern
Social Media Intern for ECE
Social Media Intern

What We’re About:

Montgomery Community Media is a non-profit, community media organization serving Montgomery County, Md. We provide access to video production equipment and facilities, and multimedia training to help county residents create and share their own media content. Additionally, MCM provides media production services to other nonprofit organizations and county government agencies to meet their video production needs. Our team also creates and shares hyper-local news stories, providing residents with reliable, trustworthy information about their communities. MCM maintains multiple platforms for sharing content including several access cable channels, wdqkph.cidibian.net and multiple social media platforms.

We are dedicated to hiring individuals who are driven to make an impact in our community and believe in our mission of providing media access to all county residents. MCM is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive culture by actively championing diversity within our staff and stakeholders to create a more equitable space in community media. We value the unique identities and experiences of all people and welcome you to apply.

Why You Should Choose MCM

  • Paid Holidays
  • Excellent benefits
  • Collaborative and diverse staff
  • Culture of inclusion, innovation, and teamwork
  • Flexible hours
  • Opportunity for growth and training

Production Coordinator / Senior Production Technician

This position is responsible for the technical aspects of Montgomery Community Media (MCM) including directing productions.  Acts as company Senior Technical Director on productions. Performs all the duties of and the supervision of Production Technicians.

Duties & Responsibilities:
All of the below functions are essential for this position:

  • Responsibility for the technical aspects of productions, including directing productions. Provide coordination, scheduling and supervision of production technicians.
  • Train, monitor, evaluate and report to supervisor on quality of work performance of production technicians. Prepare production technicians performance evaluations for review and approval by supervisor.
  • Recommend training or other action to remedy any below-standard work performance of any production technician.
  • Create, maintain and modify when appropriate, written procedures and standards for productions and production technicians.
  • Performing all of the duties of and the supervision of Production Technicians.
  • Performs the technical functions of production through the production department, including participating in field and studio productions.
  • Assist in the training of other production technicians on technical aspects of equipment use.
  • Performs the setup and take down tasks of all staging material relative to production.
  • Work as playback operator if qualified and if requested by Management.
  • This position requires membership in The National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians – Communications Workers of America (NABET-CWA).
  • Responsible for other duties and/or tasks that may be assigned on an as-needed basis.

Skills Required:

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree required with background in Film and Television Production, Communication or Public Administration or related. Relevant work experience may substitute for each year of required education.
  • Commitment to community media and Public, Education, and Government (PEG) access cable television, first amendment rights and public interest telecommunications.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with production and technical teams.
  • Experience in studio technical positions (TD, CG, Audio, Cam) desired.
  • One year of digital post-production experience using Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • Two years of production experience with an emphasis on EFP, ENG and studio style production. Including but not limited to handheld camera work and multi-cam productions.
  • Experience directing and the ability to coordinate production crew(s) essential.
  • One year of supervisory experience.
  • Must be familiar with broadcast and industrial video production equipment and have a strong working knowledge of analog and digital formats.
  • Must be familiar with and possess advanced computer skills including reading waveform monitors.
  • Must be familiar and possess advanced technical skills including directing, camera-work, lighting, and editing.
  • Team-oriented, people person with creative problem-solving skills and a can-do attitude.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, management, and the community.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and work under pressure on an ongoing basis.
  • Self-motivated, works effectively under pressure, detail and deadline-oriented, multi-tasking abilities a must.

Production Technician Part Time

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Job Type: Part-time

This position requires membership in The National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians – Communications Workers of America (NABET-CWA).

MCM provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, MCM complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


Teaching Assistant

This is a temporary, part-time position with hours flexible according to training schedules averaging approximately 4-20 hours per week. Heavy emphasis on evening and weekend hours.

Duties Include:

  • Assist in Instruction – To be knowledgeable about all classroom procedure and media equipment applications. To assist instructors in all aspects of media training, which may include field production or studio classes.
  • In the field production class teaching assistants will assist in teaching the operation of cameras, videotape recorders, lights, microphones, audio and editing equipment.
  • In the studio class teaching assistants will set up the studio and assist in teaching cameras, switcher, character generator, audio board, podcasting, media recorders, teleprompter, and lighting.
  • Student Supervision – To act as an MCT representative supervising student project, edit sessions, or productions. To ensure equipment safety and adherence to project guidelines.
  • Set up studio and classroom prior to production or class.
  • Certification Testing – Administer and evaluate written & demonstration tests for certification.
  • Assist in the production of MCM-supervised programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Other Duties:
The duties and responsibilities listed in the job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. The company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • An associate degree in television communications or demonstrated experience.
  • Basic electronic field production skills.
  • Basic studio production skills.
  • Basic video editing skills.
  • Basic podcasting skills.
  • Experience in instructing individuals in the use of television equipment is desirable.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with students who are unfamiliar with television production.
  • Sensitivity and patience in instructing community volunteers.

MCM provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, MCM complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


Community Journalism Intern

Employment type: Internship, multiple spots available

Hours: 15-25 hours weekly

Location: This is currently a hybrid position and will require some hours at our Silver Spring Media Lab (8560 2nd Ave, Silver Spring, Md.—right off the red line metro).

Are you passionate about the Montgomery County community and want hands-on, impactful, professional journalism experience? Montgomery Community Media is looking for you. As a Community Journalism Intern, you will gain real life experience and help to make a difference in the community. Please read full description for application instructions.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with ECE team to workshop and write internal community blog posts.
  • Conduct outreach to recruit community members to contribute to community blog.
  • Support community members throughout the entire writing process (includes research, writing, editing).
  • Attend in person events, interview/speak with community members and write up.
  • Interview and engage attendees of community events.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled college students, recent graduates, or people with relevant experience in marketing, communications, or similar field looking to get hands-on experience in the marketing industry.
  • Able to engage with community members respectfully.
  • Able to write in a clear, concise, energetic manner.
  • Possesses a strong understanding of style, grammar and sentence structure, and must be able to edit for clarity.
  • Able to write in and edit for a variety of formats that are tailored for different platforms and audiences.
  • Able to work positively and collaboratively while providing constructive feedback.
  • Possesses strong judgment of what is relevant to residents of Montgomery County.
  • Must have a passion for community journalism and eagerness to learn.
  • Solid understanding of different social media platforms.
  • Understanding and/or proficiency with WordPress a plus, not a requirement.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to syoung@cidibian.net

 


Marketing Intern

Employment type: Internship, multiple spots available

Hours: 15-20 hours weekly

Location: This is a hybrid position and will require some hours at the office (Rockville, Md.) and in-person events.

Are you passionate about the Montgomery County community and want hands-on, impactful, professional social media experience? Want to help contribute to amplifying community voices? Montgomery Community Media is looking for you. As a Marketing Intern, you will gain real life experience working with a non-profit, helping to foster and facilitate community engagement. Please read the full description for application instructions.

Responsibilities:

  • Collect and track quantitative and qualitative data (engagement, reach, etc.) from social media, email, and marketing campaigns and posts
  • Work with the marketing team to update and plan the editorial content calendar
  • Provide support for marketing team at in person and online events
  • Research, design, and present new social media and marketing campaign ideas
  • Write clear and concise copy that speaks to the target audience
  • Brainstorm and create new and original content across all social media platforms
  • Aid the marketing team in community outreach and partnership building and communications
  • Ensure brand voice and message is consistent across all platforms and public facing documents and campaigns
  • Work closely with our Education and Community Engagement team to promote classes, events, and projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled college students, recent graduates, or people with relevant experience in marketing, communications, or similar field looking to get hands-on experience in the marketing industry.
  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive.
  • Solid understanding of different social media platforms.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office.
  • Proficient at Canva and basic video editing.
  • A background in marketing, communications, journalism, photography, or graphic design is helpful.
  • An interest in non-profit work is a plus.

Benefits:

  • College Credits available and encouraged as this is an unpaid internship.

Please submit your resume and any work samples (social media copy, email copy, graphics, etc.) to Olivia Goldstein at ogoldstein@cidibian.net.


Media Production Intern

Employment type: Internship, multiple spots available

Hours: 15-25 hours weekly

Location: 8560 2nd Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (Downtown Silver Spring – easily accessible via Red Line Metro)

Are you passionate about the Montgomery County community and want hands-on, impactful media production experience? Montgomery Community Media is looking for you. As a Media Production Intern, you will gain real experience and help to make a difference in the community. Please read full description for application instructions.

Responsibilities:

  • Will work closely with staff throughout the entire process of production, including brainstorming ideas, shooting video (DSLR), editing (Adobe Premiere Pro CC and others).
  • Shoots stories in the field and in our studio.
  • Pull and organize selects.
  • Edit and caption clips.
  • Create rapid response videos.
  • Bring creative ideas to new projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled college students, recent graduates, or people with relevant experience.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced environment and think on their feet.
  • Still photography knowledge is a plus, as is experience with various social media platforms.
  • Desire to meet and interact with new people.
  • Experience with editing creative videos.
  • Experience with high-definition cameras and editing software.
  • Passion for storytelling and value of teamwork.
  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive.

Please submit your resume to Samantha Young at syoung@cidibian.net.


Social Media ECE Intern

Employment type: Internship, multiple spots available

Hours: 15-25 hours weekly

Location: This is currently a hybrid position and will require some hours at our Silver Spring Media Lab (8560 2nd Ave, Silver Spring, Md.—right off the red line metro)

Responsibilities:

  • Design and present new social media campaign ideas.
  • Assist in creation and posting of social media content.
  • Perform market analysis and research on the latest trends.
  • Support the ECE team in daily administrative tasks, related to social media.
  • Help distribute promotional materials.
  • Monitor all social media platforms for trending news, ideas, and feedback.
  • Create reports based on social media data.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled college students, recent graduates, or people with relevant experience in marketing, communications, or similar field looking to get hands-on experience in the industry.
  • Must have a passion for communications and social media.
  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive.
  • Solid understanding of different advertising techniques.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to work positively and collaboratively while providing constructive feedback.
  • A background in marketing, communications, journalism, photography, or graphic design is helpful.
  • Familiarity with marketing computer software and social media platforms.

Please submit your resume to Samantha Young at syoung@cidibian.net.


Social Media Intern

Employment type: Internship, multiple spots available

Hours: 15-20 hours weekly

Location: This is a hybrid position and will require some hours at the office (Rockville, Md.) and in-person events.

Are you passionate about the Montgomery County community and want hands-on, impactful, professional social media experience? Want to help contribute to amplifying community voices? Montgomery Community Media is looking for you. As a Social Media Intern, you will gain real life experience working with a non-profit and help to create an inclusive platform for community engagement. Please read the full description for application instructions.

Responsibilities:

  • Collect and track quantitative and qualitative data (engagement, reach, etc.) from social media.
  • Work with the marketing team to update and plan the editorial content calendar.
  • Provide support for marketing team at in person and online events.
  • Research, design, and present new social media ideas.
  • Write clear and concise copy that speaks to the target audience.
  • Brainstorm new and original content across all social media platforms.
  • Create graphics, videos, and other media to post on all our social media platforms.
  • Monitor community engagement on social media and interact with community posts.
  • Ensure brand voice and message is consistent across all platforms.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled college students, recent graduates, or people with relevant experience in marketing, communications, or similar field looking to get hands-on experience in the marketing industry.
  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive.
  • Solid understanding of different social media platforms.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office.
  • Proficient at Canva and basic video editing.
  • A background in marketing, communications, journalism, photography, or graphic design is helpful.
  • An interest in non-profit work is a plus.

Benefits:

  • College Credits available and encouraged as this is an unpaid internship.

Please submit your resume and any work samples (social media copy, email copy, graphics, etc.) to Olivia Goldstein at ogoldstein@cidibian.net.

 


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