Studio Lead Audio Technician (Freelance)
Pac-12 Enterprises - San Francisco, CA

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The Freelance Studio Lead Audio Technician Reports to Director of Studio Operations, works closely with production and engineering, and is responsible for final product output of studio broadcasts to Network Specifications.

  • Perform duties for all audio and communications aspects of daily and weekly sports broadcasts and be responsible for the final on-air product, including all sounds that make air.
  • Follow instructions from directors and producers during productions: implementing commands for music cues, effects mix and takes; Producing recorded and live broadcast studio programs.
  • Control audio and communications equipment during television broadcasts on the Calrec Artemis and Yamaha 5.1 audio systems: Monitoring strength, clarity, and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals, and adjusting equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts; Adjusting communication channel assignments and levels to ensure smooth interaction between positions.
  • Maintain equipment: Testing and troubleshooting equipment functionality issues; Perform preventive and minor equipment maintenance; Promptly reporting issues and ensuring repairs are made in a timely manner; Documenting and Backing up settings for specific configurations on mixers, routers, and patches between devices.
  • Work with engineering and production departments: Meeting communication and broadcast audio needs; Creating mix procedures and standards for post-produced content; Organizing recording sessions, and preparing sound booths and television studios for recording; Maintaining logs and reporting.
  • Instruct support crew concerning communications and on-air audio equipment and function.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Studio Operations.
  • Four-year degree in television or related field or demonstrated equivalent professional experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in broadcast television production operations with at least 1 year in studio as A1 for television newscasts and programming, and live or taped remote special events/sports.
  • Ability to supervise and/or independently set up and operate audio booth and studio in order to facilitate productions and to mix fast-paced live programs with multiple live and recorded sources from the studio and in the field.
  • Must be flexible, capable of handling multiple assignments, work well under pressure, thrive under tight deadlines.
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible schedules including evenings, overnights, and most weekends and holidays September through May.
  • Must possess an acute auditory sense, strong organizational and communication skills, and be self-motivated.
  • Applicant must have experience with and significant working knowledge of Calrec audio systems, Yamaha boards, RTS communications equipment, enterprise media asset management systems, Windows and Mac based computer applications, routers. Experience with Sony, Evertz, Abekas, Chyron Hyper X, Ross Carbonite, and Dalet is a plus.
  • Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor and maintain positive and cooperative rapport with staff, management, and clients.

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