Sound Designer/Senior Producer

Posted: 5/15/2019

Location: New York, New York
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Job Description

The new NBC News/MSNBC podcast unit is seeking a sound designer/producer to work on an upcoming news and politics podcast. This person will work closely with podcast producers to create sound rich stories by helping them to think creatively about how to best use tape, music and ambient sound. This person will have strong editorial judgment and experience producing narrative audio journalism.

This is a chance to help create an “audio first” culture within a new and growing unit.

The Sound Designer must have top notch Pro Tools skills and an ability to creatively shape the ideas proposed by producers while adhering to the editorial standards of NBC News.

This person will also work with the executive producer of the upcoming news and politics podcast to shape the “sound” of the show. This includes ensuring high quality recordings, creating audio production workflows for show producers, sourcing music, sound design, scoring and mixing each episode.

  • Edit, mix, and score sound-rich daily podcast.
  • Edit, mix, and score individual elements of the podcast (show opens, montages, etc)
  • Work closely with producers and hosts on segment edits, within show scripts and within ProTools.
  • Work directly with producers to assess and clean up poor audio using iZotope RX
  • Contribute to conversations about workflow improvements and standardization
  • Source and/or compose original music for podcasts
  • Act as first line of defense in troubleshooting studio and Pro Tools workflow issues
  • Help train and assist staff in studio procedures, Pro Tools operation, and field recording best practices
  • Maintain studios and help manage team audio software and plugin updates

  • Requirements

    ● 4+ years experience as a podcast sound designer.
    ● 4+ years of journalism or editorial experience
    ● Technical expertise in ProTools and Apple computers
    ● Knowledge of studio and field recording equipment, as well as connection methods such as ISDN and Comrex connections
    ● Ability to work in a fast paced newsroom and adjust to breaking news and scheduling demands
    ● Organizational skills and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
    ● Ability to quickly, calmly and creatively troubleshoot complex issues under pressure
    ● Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and follow through on projects to completion
    ● Excellent attention to detail, with good organization and time management skills
    ● Collaborative attitude and strong communication skills.

    Please include a cover letter in your application.

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