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Audio Engineer / Production Associate

New America is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States. With a unique emphasis on story-telling, New America is a great place for a talented audio engineer to hone the craft of bridging important, deep policy analysis with the audience who can put big ideas into action.

Our Audio Engineer/Production Associate will be responsible for: running the audio mix board for live events in our main event area; recording and editing podcasts, mixing and editing music; mix complex segments as well as using sound design and music to elevate a narrative; working with the production team to identify and integrate the best quality in audio.

You are the right person for this job if you are a detail-oriented person who can work under deadline without compromising production standards and.  We use a Tricaster 460 switcher, Premiere Post / Photoshop and Logic.  Proficiency with a variety of recording and mixing technologies is preferred for this role.  You should have experience with audio tools ranging from audio mix boards, compression, microphones, portable recorders, CODEC tie-lines; etc.

This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities:

  • Operate and troubleshoot multi-mix audio board for live events and podcasts
  • Edit podcasts, mix music, sound design
  • Assist producer in video and audio editing
  • Deliver high-quality podcasts for New America Programmers and external clients
  • Upload and publish podcasts to Libsyn, Soundcloud, and other podcast media platforms
  • Perform production duties: setting up live streams, editing video, event set-up (stage, lighting)

Qualifications:

  • At least 1-3 year’s experience working as an audio engineer production in a variety of podcast/broadcast formats
  • Command of studio and post-production tasks including recording, tape editing, sound design and mixing/mastering
  • Demonstrated skills in editing audio podcasts and video
  • Fluency working in Logic, Adobe Premiere, and Photoshop
  • Ability to take direction and work independently within a team environment
  • Familiarity with control rooms, audio consoles,
  • Must be able to connect to radio stations for live or pre-recorded hits via IP codec.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Experience in editing video is a plus
  • Experience producing podcasts also a plus.

Application Process:

Submit a cover letter and resume. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submissions are recommended.

Please, no phone calls or emails.

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