Audio Engineer

7 days left

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Apr 22, 2021
Closes
May 14, 2021
Ref
JR-90272259
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history. All of your application materials, which may include PDF files of work samples and/or links to audio, video, photography or graphics, must be uploaded to the field labeled Resume/Cover Letter/Work Samples to be considered for the position.

Job Description

The Washington Post is seeking a sound and studio engineer to join its growing audio team as its technical lead, responsible for ensuring the sound quality of our podcasts and helping to manage The Post's studio spaces.

This person will be responsible for mixing and mastering several podcast episodes per week, including our most ambitious long-form work. This engineer will collaborate with producers on sound design and scoring and maintain relationships with music and sound libraries. Significant experience working in Pro Tools is a must. 

This person will also serve as the in-house expert on recording tools and technologies. They will manage our equipment inventory and troubleshoot technical issues, make recommendations on equipment purchases, and train producers and reporters on best practices for recording, including working with reporters who might be new to audio or have limited equipment. 

This person must have a high level of expertise about equipment and software for studio recording, field recording and remote recording, including experience troubleshooting technical issues with studio wiring and sound board setups, and have an interest in using that knowledge to develop solutions that best serve the unique needs of The Post. 

The ideal candidate is highly organized, a strong collaborator who is skilled in training others, and a creative thinker who is excited to imagine new ways of doing things.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom. Once we resume normal operations, the position will not be eligible for remote work.

To apply, please upload a résumé and cover letter to our jobs portal by May 7. The cover letter should be addressed to Post Reports Executive Producer Maggie Penman and Managing Editors Tracy Grant and Krissah Thompson.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

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