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Audio Operator I
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Audio Operator I

• Emerging Level

Summary

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.

Category Audio / Music / Sound 
Location Charlotte, North Carolina Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date May 16, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

  • 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.
Responsibilities:
  • 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.
Basic Qualifications:
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 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
Required Education
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
Preferred Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Studio Production, or related field
  • Vocational School or related experience

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