Assistant Audio Engineer

This position is based in Los Angeles and reports to the Media Services Production Manager. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, self-starting individual who can work independently as well as within an established team.

 

The Assistant Audio Engineer will provide start-to-finish audio engineering services in order to create and deliver audio materials and deliverables for Broadcast, Multimedia and DVD clients.

Principle Duties & Responsibilities

  • Evaluates the quality of client media to ensure they meet the correct specifications by performing quality control checks of received assets.
  • Creates Pro Tools sessions for all incoming work materials using the SDI prescribed workflows and guidelines.
  • Troubleshoots and corrects reported issues with source assets and previous delivered work to client.
  • Prepares and delivers audio files according to correct procedures adapting workflows to new procedures as needed.
  • Follows a QC procedure to evaluate and report on the various elements of any given project to ensure it meets client standards.
  • Completes a QC checklist form per client standards noting areas of media to be reviewed again.
  • Provides checklist of what was found to Production Coordinator so corrections can be made by the recording studio or audio mixing engineer.
  • Communicates frequently with the delivery team and other departments keeping them apprised of the project status.
  • Documents internal processes for consistency and efficiency.
  • Suggests and tests improvements to workflows, new software, and assists with the creation of rendering profiles.
  • Understands and stays current with all SDI workflows, workflow change, management updates and tutorials.
  • Perform general administration duties as needed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours when and if needed.

Qualifications and Experience

Must be able to demonstrate:

 

  • Ability to manage deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and on own initiative.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn.
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills
  • Works easily, and adapts quickly within a fast changing work environment.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Pro Tools skills, including a strong background and understanding of audio post production and file management and organization.
  • 1 year experience in Audio Engineering preferred (Recording, Editing and/or Mixing)
  • Degree in Audio Post-Production or related field desired
  • Experience with Mac environment, ProTools audio hardware, software and plug-ins
  • Understanding of audio and session formats and specifications (.wav, .mp3, .ptx, .omf,…)
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