Freelance Audio Engineer A1

  • Full-time
  • Business Segment: NBC Sports

Company Description

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Job Description

Primary A1 audio mixing engineer for live news format and entertainment productions.

  • Mix live and taped news format productions with heavy emphasis on remotes and server playback.

  • Manage and update intercom panels and IFB designations.

  • Manage shared resources for seamless control room switching.

  • Prepare elements and control room for live and taped productions.

  • Test and verify equipment: Networked audio console, intercoms, RF and hard line microphones, RF and hard line IFB’s, routers, multiple audio and video servers, GPI interface with video switcher.

  • Construct multiple discrete mix-minus feeds.

  • Interface with editorial and control room staff to determine elements and solutions for new and ongoing productions.

  • Set up and operate small format audio cart for presentation and simultaneous to air situations with small frame console, IFB feeds, wireless microphones, IFBs, intercom and PA.

  • Embellish, edit, and sweeten audio in post using Protools and sound effects library.

  • Interface daily with audio team to research and design audio solutions pertaining to production needs.

  • Research and recommend new equipment.

  • Must display a strong sense of team with audio group and all levels of staff.



  • Minimum of five years audio experience; Minimum of two years of broadcast audio operation on Calrec audio board platform.
  • Extensive knowledge of digital/analog signal flow within large format networked audio consoles.
  • Knowledge of digital routing systems, ADAM intercom systems, ENCO work station, RF microphone and IFB Equipment, PC and Mac small format audio editing software.
  • Knowledge of Protools in an audio edit format (not used for live to air).
  • Must have an extensive knowledge and understanding of signal flow.
  • Must be available for all shifts (weekends and holidays); requires flexibility with last minute schedule shifts and a requirement to work overtime, as needed

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or adhere to enhanced protocols in select work settings or where jurisdictionally mandated.
  • Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
  • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, team-oriented environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong client service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle pressure in an on-air environment


Additional Information

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