The Audio Producer/Recording Engineer is responsible for producing Indie 102.3 artists in the CPR Performance Studio, as well as in the field live audio recordings. Post production on music recordings for Indie 102.3 as needed for broadcast. Other duties include support for on-site technical preparation and board operation of live broadcasts, general Production Department duties in support of CPR on-air fund drives.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Produce and engineer studio sessions
- Collaborate with 102.3 staff and musicians to record, edit and mix session recordings into final deliverable audio for broadcast and/or web/podcast distribution; occasionally broadcast live music performances from the studio, or in the field, to air or web/social media streaming; ensure produced audio archives are of the highest quality standards; act as an ambassador of CPR to musicians, and to donors who visit the studio.
- Manage the maintenance of recording audio gear
- Consult with lead recording engineer with identifying technical needs/problems/solutions - computer hardware and software, wiring systems, microphones, audio hardware. Coordinate with lead engineer the maintenance and repair; budget and plan for equipment replacement and upgrades to meet organizational goals. Stay current with technology and recording techniques.
- Production Department general duties
- Assist in the editing of news programming to conform to on-air fundraising schedule; board operation during live radio fundraising; provide technical expertise to Production Department colleagues as well as Engineering and New Media/IT departments when needed. Act as a generalist for audio needs required by the organization.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis in audio/music production or equivalent is preferred
- Minimum five years’ experience in producing/engineering music recordings
- Ability to lift 75 pounds; the ability to hear sufficiently in order to mix high quality music recordings
- Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
- Good people skills, able to be public facing (with musicians and donors)
- Good musical intuition--understanding of instrumental and vocal performance practice and the goals/concerns of musicians
- Proficient in the use of digital audio workstations, including Avid ProTools and Adobe Audition
- Experience in audio mixing and sound design for non-music long form production
- Experience with IP networking
- Knowledge of audio transmission systems such as ISDN, Audio over IP (AoIP)
- Experience with broadcast automation systems
- Ability to troubleshoot/diagnose faulty audio components, systems, software
- Organized, punctual, flexible and able to work with rigid time frames of live radio
- Extensive knowledge and skill in the best practices of audio recording and mixing
To apply, submit a cover letter that includes where you learned of the job opening, resume, three professional references and salary expectations to email@example.com with "Audio Producer/Recording Engineer" in the subject line. Please also include at least three samples of your work or projects you have led.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
No phone calls or drop ins please. Competitive salary and benefits.
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