The Audio Operator I will provide audio mixing (A1) and/or audio assist (A2) support for live event, studio productions and pre-recorded material for the ESPN family of networks and distribution platforms.
Audio / Music / Sound
Charlotte, North Carolina Area
May 16, 2022
- As an audio operator (A1), you must be proficient in mixing and monitoring all audio sources including but not limited to microphones, music, sound effects and natural sound.
- As an audio assist (A2), you must be experienced in the configuration of in-house intercom/PL communications and proficient in dressing talent microphones/IFBs.
- This person is expected to work with the production team in maintaining ESPN’s high standards of audio presentation for all delivered content.
- This person must demonstrate proficiency in the use of all broadcast equipment and technology within assigned operating areas.
- Operate all broadcast equipment and technology within assigned operating areas, including but not limited to: audio mixing consoles, outboard equipment, audio & video routing, digital audio delivery servers, microphone & IFBs and their signal flows, mix minus, intercom devices & software, broadcast routers, etc. Measures audio signals to ensure quality control of ESPN endorsed standards on all operations using comprehensive knowledge of broadcast methods.
- Measure audio signals to ensure quality control of ESPN endorsed standards on all operations using comprehensive knowledge of broadcast methods
- Prioritize and disseminate complex information among the entire control room/studio/remote crews in a clear and concise manner to ensure seamless productions
- Participate in special event coverage and projects as necessary
- Problem solve and troubleshoot using effective communication to best convey issues and resolutions.
- File reports, as necessary, on specific working conditions and equipment status at the request of management
- Seek out information in regards to the workflow of other business units, including their impact and/or specific integration with Production Operations/DMED, and utilizing that information to enhance processes and/or educate others.
- Participates in training programs, (physical, classroom, virtual, etc.) for self-career development and/or regarding any relevant equipment and workflow changes within the operation.
- Minimum 2 years practical Content Production or related experience at the large market or network level in the A1 and/or A2 role
- Proficient knowledge of all TV Production equipment and technology within assigned operating areas, including but not limited to; audio signal flow concepts, dynamics processing, equalizers, metering concepts, audio & video routers, intercom systems, signal conversion equipment, communications panels - hardware & software, microphones/IFBs etc.
- Understanding of Remote Event Workflows and Terminology
- Demonstrated ability to perform tasks under tight deadlines combined with organizational, efficiency and planning skills and an ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment
- Problem solves and troubleshoots using technical acumen and strong communication tools to best convey issues and resolutions
- Experience seeking information regarding workflows of other business units, including their impact and/or specific integration with your role, and utilizing that information to enhance processes and/or educate others
- Candidates must have a strong computer background (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc...)
- Flexibility to alter shifts/days off and work overtime to accommodate projects and departmental objectives including the ability to work nights and weekends.
- Demonstrable Knowledge of Broadcast Communications Equipment
- Ability to provide exceptional customer service to our partners.
- Bilingual (written and spoken) – English/Spanish
- Regional – National Level Live Event and Mixing Experience
- High School Diploma or Equivalent
- Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Studio Production, or related field
- Vocational School or related experience