Classical/Acoustic Music Producer and Engineer

University of Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

Job posting number: #7085180

Posted: September 13, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description

As a member of the award-winning team at CENTRAL SOUND at Arizona PBS, the Classical/Acoustic Music Producer and Engineer is responsible for producing audio and occasional professional video production, working with music professionals and colleagues to produce quality content for public broadcasting, digital media and commercial distribution.

Central Sound at Arizona PBS is willing to sponsor the right international candidate. It is suggested that international candidates that will need sponsorship in order to work in the USA should answer YES when asked the following question: Are you currently eligible to work in the United States without ASU sponsorship?

Job FamilyBroadcast Radio/TV
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Scope of SearchOpen
Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary RangeDepends on experience
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Essential Duties

This staff salaried benefits eligible position, will be part of a team that consistently provides high quality recording and production services specializing in classical and acoustic music. The Classical/Acoustic Music Producer and Engineer helps shape the sound and character of the music featured in various productions. The candidate has experience in on-location classical music recording and production, specializing in classical music score reading and assessment to facilitate recording sessions and/or live performance evaluation(s), ensuring each production is as high-quality as possible. Working closely with composers, musicians and colleagues, the candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of classical music with excellent interpersonal skills to provide helpful direction, advice and encouragement to artists and colleagues to achieve a desirable outcome. The position requires that the candidate has experience with audio equipment operation, utilization of proper microphone techniques for stereo and surround capture, audio editing, audio mixing, audio repair/restoration software, perform/mix multi-track recording(s), troubleshoot audio signal flow and equipment issues, and utilize source-destination editing paradigms. Reading music notation, evaluating classical music scores and performances, as well as proficiency in classical music repertoire and music theory is required. Other duties may include: obtaining artist(s) recording and broadcast permissions, supervising and training junior personnel and student workers, scheduling and/or facilitating interviews, producing live streaming and/or broadcasting events, podcast production, and preparing audio and related media content for online delivery. Experience facilitating and directing live broadcasts is a plus. Experience with near real-time audio-over-the-Internet tools is a plus. Working knowledge of Sequoia and/or Nuendo a plus.

Central Sound personnel embrace advancements in audio, radio and media production, offering complete stereo to immersive audio production, video, and supporting distribution services. We produce award-winning productions, including radio programs featured locally and nationally, live and on-demand streaming, live radio, and distribute commercial quality content found on media service providers such as Apple Music and Spotify. As part of Arizona PBS and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, we partner on a variety of digital media and television productions.

Selected candidates will be required to provide audio examples and documentation of work.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a program with concentration in audio recording, music production and engineering, music technology, music performance and/or music composition, or the equivalent; AND two years of progressively responsible experience in high fidelity classical and/or acoustic music production; OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Valid driver’s license with clean driving record.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in high-fidelity classical and/or acoustic music recording (live, remote/on-location, studio) and related post-production.
Experience facilitating recording sessions in the role of a producer, including communicating effectively with artists (i.e. musicians, composers, conductors), engineers and technicians to achieve a desirable outcome.
Evidence of effective interpersonal skills with experience providing direction, advice and/or encouragement to artists/colleagues.
Experience evaluating multiple music performances and/or recording sessions to create edit maps/instructions for post-production.
Proficiency in reading and interpreting classical music scores.
Ability to evaluate musician stage positions and acoustic conditions to position microphones and recording equipment.
Experience mixing multitrack music audio recordings, including application of software and hardware audio processing, and related session notes/logs.
Experience with 3-point, 4-point / source-destination editing.
Understanding of audio repair/restoration software to remove undesirable noises and disturbances.
Knowledge of surround production techniques.
Knowledge of analog and digital audio equipment, signal flow, and troubleshooting techniques.
Proficiency in operating Sequoia, Nuendo, or similar digital audio workstations.
Experience in work that requires attention to detail, strong organizational and communication skills.
Experience in thriving and adapting in fast pace situations, sometimes under pressure.
Knowledge of digital media content distribution and aggregation.
Knowledge of both Microsoft and Apple operating systems.
Knowledge of AoIP systems such as Dante and/or Ravenna.
Experience managing and providing at-work training of students and direct reports a plus.
Experience in immersive production a plus.
Proficiently in live audio and/or video streaming a plus.
Knowledge and/or understanding of basic professional video production a plus.

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Job posting number:#7085180
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
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