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Technical Director, Audio

City Cast is hiring an experienced technical director to help us shape our audio infrastructure and support our teams as they produce daily local news podcasts remotely. We are looking for someone who is passionate about building systems, getting organized, and setting up others for success. The ideal candidate enjoys problem solving and training others — and values the ability to pivot quickly. While this position will not participate in daily production, it will actively support production teams around the country remotely and work closely with the Head of Operations to ensure that our teams are prepared to create quality audio products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Optimize home studio set ups for hosts and producers.
  • Lead trainings on audio production best practices, including recording, mixing, and quality control.
  • Lead trainings for audio editing tools.
  • Manage audio equipment for home studios and field kits.
  • Provide constructive feedback to production teams to maintain a high level of audio quality.
  • Review audio tech stack and make recommendations to ensure we are using the best combination of systems to produce our shows.
  • Research and learn new software or tools as needed.
  • Troubleshoot audio issues with producers and hosts as they occur.
  • Provide guidance on recording set up for guests and regular contributors.
  • File support tickets on behalf of production teams and coordinate with vendors as needed.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to act with a high level of respect and empathy for their colleagues.
  • Expert in digital audio workstations—Audition and Descript experience preferred.
  • Ability to assist and train others at varying levels of technical fluencies, including those new to audio.
  • Experience in training and creating standards and documentation for audio production.
  • Knowledge of latest audio production software and the ability to deploy and manage software and licenses in a MacOS environment.
  • Experience recommending and deploying audio tools. 
  • Demonstrated skills operating microphones, multi-track recorders, field recording gear, and related audio equipment for remote work in home studios. 

The Technical Director will report to City Cast’s Head of Operations. This position is full-time, remote, and with excellent benefits. The salary range starts at $75,000 depending on experience. City Cast is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. Read more about our mission and values here.We encourage everyone to apply. Applications due by Feb. 25, 2022.