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Audio Engineer

  • Gravity Media
  • Watford, UK
  • 01/02/2023
Full time

Job Description

THE FORCE OF GRAVITY

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.

Based in our Watford office, the Audio Engineer will be responsible for the technical operation of projects when on the road. There may be times when the Audio Engineer will be required to assist in engineering workshop in London or as directed by the Head of Projects or Lead Audio Engineer.

Gravity Media’s Engineering department delivers on our customer requirements by ensuring we are at the top of our game with the adoption of new and emerging technologies, and ensure client projects are delivered on time and on budget.

Responsibilities

  • De-rig audio facility maintenance, which will include maintenance and repair of projects technical equipment.
  • Provide input with regards the audio engineering development of Gravity Media de-rig infrastructure
  • De-rig audio engineer on fly-aways responsible for the technical running of the facility. This would include the following:
  • Determining equipment requirements and specifications for specific projects.
  • Compiling of shipping lists.
  • Compiling of audio technical plans for projects EG Block diagrams, microphone, and audio desk plans, etc.
  • Assistance of projects management with determining logistical requirements for projects.
  • Working with and the control of contract staff where necessary on projects.
  • Facility de-rig and de-commissioning after projects. Liaison with existing client base and potential new clients.
  • Assistance, when possible, with technical issues at Gravity Media. This could be in areas such as technical support via the telephone or site visits to clients.
  • Assistance with training of junior engineering and hire desk staff.

Office Based Requirements

  • Undertake general routine maintenance and planned work.
  • Prepare and test equipment prior to its shipping date.
  • Work closely with the Assets team to prepare equipment, ensuring it is available to project account managers and the rental department.
  • Assist in the planning of projects to fulfil the requirements set by the client.
  • Research and source ‘equipment solutions’ to client needs if there is no solution available in stock.
  • Assist in the preparation of equipment according to technical project documentation.
  • Identify and repair faulty equipment.
  • Remain up to date with evolving technology and process through continuous self-learning and professional development.

International Travel

This position is based heavily on location which requires a large amount of international travel. Therefore, flexibility and a keen sense of adventure are a key requisite for the position.

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.

ISO

Contribute to the continual improvement of our management systems to ensure compliance with our legal obligations and maintain certification.

Qualifications

  • A relevant degree level qualification is desirable but not essential.

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

  • Previous experience working with outside broadcasting facilities/equipment.
  • Experience of working in networked environments.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel to multiple locations across the world.