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Guarantee Sound Engineer

  • Vivid Broadcast
  • 02/02/2023
Full time Broadcast Engineering Sound Audio Engineering

Job Description

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.

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.

As 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.

Based from our facility in Mayford, 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.


Role Responsibilities

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

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.


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 working 5 days out of every 7, based at Vivid offices and warehouse facilities near Woking/Guildford. 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.


Salary dependant upon experience

To apply for this position please email your cover letter and CV to