Senior A/V Technician

Washington D.C.
Jun 08, 2018
Jun 15, 2018
Full Time

Do you love all things Audio/Visual?  Have you led A/V production for live, high-profile events where sound and video quality make the difference in an event being streamed by millions and not seen or heard at all?  The Washington Post is looking for a Senior A/V Technician to manage and oversee all our A/V for internal and public-facing events.

In this role you will:

  • Manage and internally staff the A/V production of all events in The Washington Post Live Center, such as town halls, meet-ups, leadership development workshops, cultural events, etc.
  • Working with the Live Events Manager, coordinate the A/V production for our Post Live events.
  • Recommend scope and technical capacity requirements for events and determine whether internal or external production should be used and implement the production accordingly.
  • Maintain the control room for The Washington Post Live Center, ensuring high quality equipment condition, accessibility, and maintenance scheduling.
  • Manage our vendor relationships and contracts as related to external A/V production, manufacturing and installation companies.
  • Make suggestions and recommendations to increase efficiency and effectiveness within the A/V operations.
  • Consult and ideate with the event teams and executives for future enhancements for the live event experience.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 5-7 years of experience overseeing live A/V production responsibilities.
  • 5+ years of live production experience in a specialized role
  • 2-4 years managing vendor relationships and contracts.
  • A good working knowledge of current A/V standards such as HDMI, HDCP, Dolby Atmos and others.
  • Experience using Crestron and Blackmagic Design systems.
  • Strong analytical and proven technical problem-solving skills, along with the ability to convey decision making to senior managers and customers.
  • A natural curiosity to learn about our business and be able to provide insight into new opportunities for innovation and improvement.
  • The ability to problem solve in fast paced and high-pressure situations
  • The ability to work alone and in a collaborative environment.
  • The flexibility to work evenings and weekends, based on event schedules.

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