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Guarantee Sound Engineer

  • Vivid Broadcast
  • Woking, UK
  • 07/10/2022
Full time Sound Engineering

Job Description

Competitive Salary

We are an innovative independent broadcast company providing a wide range of solutions for the best names in the industry. From fashion shows to music, current affairs to sports, we pride ourselves on high production values working for a wide range of clients, from the BBC to Burberry, Facebook to TikTok, Nike to Channel 4. 

If you are an experienced sound engineer looking for a unique opportunity to work on a diverse range of interesting and high profile projects, then we would like to hear from you.

As our Broadcast Guarantee Sound Engineer, you will be responsible for prepping, testing and supporting sound solutions, whether with our flypacks, OB trucks or remote gallery solutions. 

This full time position will involve working closely alongside the Broadcast Vision Guarantee and Head of Engineering from project inception and planning through to delivery. Technology is constantly changing within the broadcast industry, and we’re committed to staying fresh and innovative in the way we produce programmes and bring solutions - this role is a key part of us delivering on a daily basis.

As well as guaranteeing, you will regularly operate and therefore should have a good understanding of audio best practices; sound mixing to broadcast standards for live broadcasts or recorded material.

Role Responsibilities: 

Based from our facility near Guildford/Woking, you will be responsible for the smooth operation of all things sound within Vivid, whether on one of our trucks, flypacks or within the MCR. Some key responsibilities include:

  • Confidently interact with clients, directors and producers in the delivery of productions

  • Set up and maintenance of AV IP-networks including Dante systems

  • RTS Telex Comms system design, prep and operation

  • Sound operation and mixing for some OB’s and Flypack solutions

  • Set up, operate, diagnose and solve technical issues on site

  • Effective communication to ensure that the client’s needs are met and delivered to a high standard

  • Actioning repairs internally or externally with manufactures / service centres

About you

You must be eager to work on a range of new and exciting projects, using your knowledge and skills to develop innovative engineering solutions with consideration for the latest trends and technologies.

With significant experience in production, you will have a deep understanding of video and audio formats used for broadcast (SDI, Dante, AES, MADI etc) and principles of video and audio transmission as well as broadcast monitoring. You will fully understand workflow for intercom systems including IFBs and mix minuses.

A solid understanding of IP routing and switching and knowledge of Electrical Safety regulations, RTS Telex comms systems and Dante audio systems would be extremely advantageous.

Applicants should have demonstrable experience of audio engineering with knowledge of topics such as microphones, in-ear monitoring, mixing for broadcast, loudness measurements, comms and audio routing.

You must be confident working with clients under pressure. 

A relevant engineering or audio degree (or equivalent) would be advantageous.

The Role

This is a full time role based at Vivid offices and warehouse facilities near Guildford/Woking. Please note due to the nature of the business, this role involves shift work to cover weekends and late nights, sometimes at short notice, for which time off in lieu will be given.

This role will involve handling/lifting heavy equipment, working at heights. Due to our location, a valid driving licence will be advantageous to be considered for this role.

What you can expect

Vivid is an open and inclusive company and job satisfaction is very important to us. As a small company working across a major platform you can be assured that every contribution you make at Vivid is heard and every action counts. You will be supported in your interest to learn new skills and develop new ideas.

In the broadcast industry you can often be working under pressure against tight deadlines, so we fully support wellbeing at work through such measures as flexible working policies. We provide a spacious and relaxed place to work and will be surrounded by a talented team who are as keen to make the working environment as interesting and enjoyable as you do.

To apply for this position please email your cover letter and CV to jobs@vividbroadcast.co.uk. 

We look forward to hearing from you!