Jobs and Internships
Nashville Public Television is an EEO employer
Operations Technician (posted on August 24, 2016)
NPT seeks a part-time Operations Technician to operate computer-based master control automation systems, video servers and associated routing and monitoring systems. Ensures that all on-air playlists are loaded and configured correctly and that all programming meets the technical requirements for air. Regularly monitors and checks broadcast feed for compliance with NPT quality standards. Maintains the official discrepancy report and other documentation as required. Troubleshoots technical problems with automation, servers and other systems; responds to alarms; assists with hardware maintenance and installation; assists with studio equipment setup and operation. Performs traffic duties, dubs, and other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications: Associates degree or any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a two-year college program. Strong computer database/report skills. Experience working in a television environment preferred. Familiarity with television master control, traffic and traffic operations, equipment and software. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
Submit cover letter, resume and link to firstname.lastname@example.org; Human Resources, Attn: Operations Technician, Nashville Public Television, 161 Rains Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203. Position open until filled.
NPT IS AN EEO EMPLOYER
Graphic Designer/Social Media Specialist (posted on June 22, 2016)
Nashville Public Television seeks a talented graphic designer with experience in all social media platforms to help develop and execute NPT’s graphic design and visual branding campaigns for print, web and social media. This position will be responsible for creating graphics for print, broadcast and online promotion as well as fundraising and special event initiatives. The position will also be a key contributor to NPT’s overall social media strategy, implementing social media campaigns to build NPT’s digital presence. In addition this position will track and analyze the success of social media and other online campaigns, and will provide strategic direction for future campaigns to boost NPT’s reach to diverse audiences. The ideal candidate will have a strong graphic design background and will be skilled in all platforms of digital communications. A strong understanding of analytics is preferred and a background in coding and experience working with CMS frameworks is a plus. Experience with video production and editing for the web and social media is also a plus for this position.
5+ years of experience working with digital communications and graphic design and a solid track record of successful online communications strategies are required. The ability to work nights and weekends is a requirement of this position. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
Submit cover letter, resume and link to online portfolio to email@example.com; Human Resources, Attn: Graphic Designer/Social Media Specialist, Nashville Public Television, 161 Rains Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203. Position open until filled.
NPT IS AN EEO EMPLOYER
TV Production Internship Opportunities
All of our Summer 2016 internships have been filled. The deadline for Fall 2016 is August 19, 2016.
NPT provides unpaid internships for students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in television production and equipment operation.
Internships may be tailored to meet specific areas of interest. However, the basic focus of the program is behind-the-scenes production work, providing students with experience in both live and taped shows. The internship also includes non-broadcast related activities, such as studio set-up and maintenance.
- Run prompter
- Edit weekly promos and other non linear editing
- Grip and studio set-up work
- Assist on field shoots
- Log interviews
- Other production related tasks as time permits
Motivated and committed individuals will benefit the most from this program. A positive attitude and a willingness to learn are essential.
First preference is given to college students who need credit hours.
IMPORTANT: Candidates must be available for at least two 5 hour blocks of time during normal business hours.
If you are interested in an internship in the NPT production department, please send an email with resume including course history of television production classes and particular area of interest to:
Or mail to:
Nashville Public Television
161 Rains Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203