Senior A/V Technician

Washington, DC
Oct 10, 2019
Oct 13, 2019
Specialty Trades
Full Time
Application Instructions

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

Job Description

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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