Audio Engineer

Washington, DC
Apr 24, 2019
Apr 24, 2019
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history.

Job Description

In this role you will:
  • Organize WP Live Center activities to ensure timely Delivery, set-up, test and operation of the A/V production of all internal and external events, such as town halls, meet-ups, leadership development workshops, cultural events, panels, interviews, group forums, etc.
  • Coordinate with producers and directors on the design, installation, and positioning of sets and props.
  • Advise speakers and presenters on media alternatives.
  • Evaluate scope and technical capacity requirements for events and recommend whether internal or external production should be used.
  • Maintain the control room for The Washington Post Live Center, ensuring high quality equipment condition, accessibility, and maintenance scheduling.
  • Coordinate activities with external audio-visual production companies.
  • Provide recommendations to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the WP Live Center audio-visual operations.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and troubleshoots equipment problems.
  • Provide recommendations to leadership for future enhancements for the live event experience.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with all clients through effective communication.
  • Monitor events and checks in on customers throughout the events' duration to provide end-to-end support during the events ensuring all aspects run smoothly.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • 5-7 years of experience overseeing live A/V production responsibilities.
  • 2-4 years managing vendor relationships.
  • A good working knowledge of legacy and current A/V standards.
  • 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 to provide insight into new opportunities for innovation and improvement.
  • The ability to work alone and in a collaborative environment.
  • The flexibility to work evenings and weekends, based on event schedules.
  • Ability to work under limited supervision.
  • Requires capacity to understand specific needs or requirements to apply skills/knowledge.
  • Works independently.

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