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403(g) Audio Technician


403(g) Audio Technician

• Emerging Level


CBS News is looking for a creative and dedicated full-time News Audio Technician. We are seeking someone extremely proficient in field production/live broadcast audio.

Category Audio / Music / Sound  Technician 
Location Texas
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Mar 10, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Must possess excellent people skills, a strong work ethic, and a great attitude. A passion for story telling is absolutely essential.

  • Work with technical and news staff to satisfy production needs for live, taped and automated programming.
  •  Familiarity with sound for video workflows for live broadcast remotes, multi-camera sit-down interviews, and walk-and-talks, phone line interfacing for live audio transcription, IFB, and PL; timecode workflows, mix-minus/mix-plus audio routing, portable mixer/recorders
  • Work creatively and collaboratively with Production and Operations management to establish sound production practices for the delivery of content within news and topical programming.
  •  Fully knowledgeable in all aspects of operation and maintenance of the audio systems including but not limited to: audio mixer/recorder, RF microphones and IFBs as well as other audio or communication related support systems timecode generators, double-system sound sync, routing mixed/split mixed audio for multi-camera interviews/live remotes via cable snake or RF link, portable recorders, wiring lavalier microphones for on camera correspondents and guests.
  •  Perform daily set-up operations and continuously monitor audio levels from all sources to ensure consistent quality in accordance with established industry standards and guidelines.
  •  Pro-actively and as directed, maintain the integrity of all associated audio and support equipment, notifying Operations management should anything require repair or replacement
  •  Take ownership of situations and lead issues to resolution.
  •  Bachelor's Degree (preferably in Communications) or equivalent work experience required
  •  Two (2) years of related A1 experience in live, multi-camera field production.
  •  Must be self-motivated, proactive, collaborative and possess a high level of creativity to tell stories with sound and images.
  •  Knowledge of all commonly used mixer/recorders, RF and wired microphones, IFB and PL systems, timecode workflows.
  •  Qualified applicants must demonstrate and maintain an understanding of established industry standards, equipment and quality control
  •  Excellent interpersonal & communication skills required
  •  Must be a collaborative team player who works well with others, in a fast paced, dynamic studio environment
  •  Working knowledge of the following gear field mixer/recorders, wireless microphone and IFB systems, boom technique, timecode generators, telephone line interfacing, media management, basic camera and lighting equipment.
  •  Must have a valid driver's license.
  •  Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and set / strike production gear
  •  Must be available to work weekends, long hours or varying shifts when necessary to meet production and broadcast deadlines, 24/7 all kinds of possible weather conditions.
  •  Travel for production (hostile environments are possible. Training provided)
  •  In depth understanding of newsgathering technologies: Multi-camera Anchor remotes.
  •  Proficient with streaming technologies Dejero and LiveU.
  •  Applicants must provide a link to examples of their recent work.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening, Overnight
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