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Audio Operator

  • Gravity Media
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 12/12/2022
Full time Engineering Sound Audio Engineering

Job Description

Gravity Media exists to create world-class content that inspires and excites. Our 500 people serve clients in all markets, from sport and media to news and entertainment, working all over the world from bases in the UK, Australia, USA, France, Germany and Qatar.

We are driven by client service excellence. We’re always looking and listening, keeping up with the latest broadcast innovations – or pioneering them. Above all, we channel our energy into maintaining our reputation for flawless execution, deep technical expertise and efficient delivery.

OUR BRAND PROMISE

We use the collective power of our people and resources to capture, craft and create – putting our clients at the centre of our universe. We are expert, innovative and reliable; a guiding force in a complex world. It’s what we bring together that sets us apart.

We are looking for a skilled Audio Operator to join our team to QC the audio output across live broadcasts. As a key member of the production team, they will prepare and execute immediate audio requests and duties while working as part of a high performing team in a collaborative environment. Working with the very latest Calrec desks and Riedel panels which will help to ensure the global audio output for talent, team/players, and in-game audio is of the highest quality.

The ideal candidate will need to be a clear and confident communicator, able to adapt quickly to onair changes and remain calm under pressure. The aim will be to ensure a quality audio presentation that informs and inspires viewers and audiences from all around the world.

In this role, the Audio Op will be an integral part of the organization’s Audio Department and they will report to the Audio Lead and Production Manager. The position is based in the greater Dublin area. The position may require international travel on occasion.

If successful, the position will be assigned to Project Stryker, the Remote Broadcast Centre owned and operated by Riot Games. The Audio Op will work across the Riot Games’ Esport broadcasts featuring championships and tournaments from titles; League of Legends, Wild Rift and Valorant. They will be working with the latest technology in the most advanced Remote Broadcast Centre in the World.

Responsibilities

  • Gramm loading of stings/idents etc which may include editing.
  • Building of sources through the internal router software and desk.
  • Configuring Riedel Director panels for colleagues working in different departments.
  • Creating show assets workflows to aid a more efficient broadcast.
  • Playing audio calls in a timely and ‘live’ setting.
  • Monitor audio levels and keep within loudness audio standards.
  • Work closely with other departments – GFX, EVS etc to ensure any replay packages have the correct audio levels etc.
  • Monitor more than one feed/broadcast at a time to ensure our level is compliant.
  • Compliance with audio copyrights to ensure no commercial track strikes on streaming platforms.
  • Tailored Audio assistance (fitting in-ears/radio mics etc) to meet the needs and demands of a particular broadcast.
  • Supply various mixes for other departments/feeds/sponsors etc.
  • Reviewing audio of packages/recaps for the next day.
  • Refine next day workflows from team and Producer/Director feedback.
  • Load and prep for next day's broadcast.
  • Creating post show documentation highlighting any tasks or issues from Audio.
  • Update and maintain all SOPs and contribute to new SOPs and the sharing of business/skill knowledge.

This position will have access to all broadcasting audio feeds and, as such, must be managed with great integrity. Professional and best practice behaviours in this role are essential at all times.

H&S

Adhering to our company H&S policy and ensuring that all company risk assessments are observed where applicable to your role, taking ownership of improvements and escalating concerns where necessary.

Qualifications

  • Ideally have a Dante certification.

Competencies

  • Time management and how-to prioritise workload and asks.
  • Key communicator – can listen and understand requests without the need for asks to be repeated.
  • Multitasker – have the dexterity to manage the audio desk and follow show running order while using the talkback panel to communicate with the Director etc.
  • Can monitor a number of audio sources at the same time to be ready when called.
  • Willingness to learn outside your comfort zone and immerse yourself in learning new technologies.
  • Strong computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite apps, and ability to learn and utilise Google business apps.

Experience

  • Experience mixing medium to large scale live events.
  • Solid understanding of AoIP, SMPTE 2110 and AES67.
  • Experienced in working with Calrec and Riedel systems. 
  • Base knowledge of network engineering, with emphasis on AoIP systems.
  • Basic knowledge of audio editing software such as Ableton Live.