WHO WE ARE
New York magazine audio is looking for our next audio engineer for Pivot & a new interview show hosted by Kara Swisher.
Pivot is an established franchise hosted by tech journalist Swisher & NYU Professor Scott Galloway. Every Tuesday & Friday they offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business & politics. Kara is also launching a new interview show that will air twice weekly & feature guests from business, tech, entertainment, politics & basically anyone Swisher finds interesting.
As part of the team creating the new show, & developing the Pivot franchise, your goal will be to ensure the highest quality listening experience. Youll oversee recording sessions, clean up tape & use your expertise to create a consistent mix. Youll be joining New York Magazine's growing audio team & work with our podcast teams to edit, score & sound design segments that delight listeners.
If youre the right person for the role you have an instinct for natural dialogue editing & pacing. You have an innate understanding of where & how to use music & other sonic elements to elevate a show. You know which plugins to use, when to use them sparingly, & when to go bonkers. You can quickly & expertly edit two-way conversations, or mix more complex segments with clips, narration, field tape, ambi & music. You also know the importance of file maintenance & archiving.
You can manage your time well to meet the near-daily deadlines without compromising high production standards. You are a detail-oriented person who can confidently deliver a polished final mix & know how to prioritize your time when required under compressed newsroom deadline. You should have experience with audio tools ranging from microphones & portable recorders to plug-ins for basic techniques & plug-ins for the bizarre. Proficiency with a DAW is required. We use Pro Tools here.
WHAT YOULL DO
- Sound design, compose original music & score the new show
- Record, cut, sound-design, score & mix four episodes of conversation-based shows a week
- Assist with technical setup of studio & tech checks with hosts & guests
- Run remote recordings on Riverside & trouble-shoot issues as needed
- Clean up tape, tackling iffy-sounding moments & smoothing producer cuts
- Collaborate & communicate with director, producers & senior producer on mic notes & deadlines
- Deliver final mixes to a specific standard
- Cross-train & fill in for other shows as needed
- Maintain the archives for Pivot & the new Swisher show
WHO YOU ARE
Vox values thinkers, creatives, & obsessives from all backgrounds. If you're hungry to learn & love a challenge, you'll enjoy our team culture. We're demanding, but forgiving. Feedback is continuous & ongoing & comes from every member of the team. We'll welcome yours too. While your focus will be on the new show & Pivot, opportunities to contribute beyond it will be regularly available.
We are looking to hire the right person not the right rsum. We encourage those with diverse & nontraditional experience to apply. Whether youve learned your skills in a newsroom or on YouTube, were interested in talking with you.
If you think you have what it takes, but don't meet every single point in our job posting, please apply with a cover letter to let us know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to the Vox Media team or get in touch! Weve hired chefs who became editors, DJs who became UX designers, & sommeliers who became writers.
WHERE YOULL WORK
This job is remote. Were dedicated to the health & wellbeing of all of our employees, & when we reopen, will require everyone who works from one of our offices to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees with approved religious or medical exemptions may be subject to additional safety requirements, such as submitting to regular COVID-19 testing and/or wearing a face covering in our offices.
WHY VOX MEDIA?
WHAT WE OFFER
This is a permanent, full-time position. This job is benefits-eligible. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive benefits to support all of our employees wherever they are in life. You can find more information about our benefits here.
OUR DEI+ COMMITMENT
Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can show up as their authentic selves & create their best work. We recognize that great stories, platforms, products & services come from people with all manner of backgrounds & experiences. We recognize that our commitments require ongoing work & sustained attention, as well as adaptation to new insights & best practices. We keep our diversity data public for the sake of accountability, transparency & communication. Learn more about our values here, & our approach to corporate citizenship here.
Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer & qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law. Vox Media will also consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable Fair Chance laws. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations as part of the application process to candidates with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact our People & Culture team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
WHAT COMES NEXT
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