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Audio Operator (Chicago-based)

Department: Weigel Productions
Location: Chicago, IL

Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a family-owned media company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company owns and operates national television networks, as well as local broadcast stations throughout the country. Weigel is a leader in the media industry with "MeTV," Memorable Entertainment Television, the number-one rated classic television network, as well as the "Movies!" Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, the "DECADES" Network, the "H&I" Network and the “Start TV” Network in association with the CBS Television Stations. Weigel's local stations include CBS, ABC, The CW, MyNet and Telemundo network affiliates. Weigel and its affiliate companies broadcast network and independent television stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Phoenix, Seattle, Denver, St. Louis, Nashville, Salt Lake City, Hartford, Milwaukee, South Bend and Rockford.

Audio Operator (Chicago-based)

General Job Description:

Weigel Broadcasting Co is looking for an experienced Audio Operator based out of our Chicago location to be a part of our production team as we continue to grow.  The successful candidate will be responsible for audio across both live and pre-recorded studio productions.  In addition the operator may also work on one off field production audio when needed.  The successful candidate will be able to setup audio routing for the production, eq and mix during production while listening to director/producer commands and react accordingly.

Duties/Responsibilities: 

Knowledge of Shure wireless microphones systems

Knowledge of Yamaha and Midas mixing counsels

Good understanding of digital and analog audio routing (Dante is a plus)

Good understanding of live production and recorded mic’ing techniques

Good understanding of audio processing technologies and techniques (i.e. Expander, Gating, EQ, Mixing, Compressors, Limiters, Recording, Echo Cancelation, Noise Cancelation, Virtualization, and Stereo Widening)

Good understanding in live recording or post production audio software (i.e. Pro Tools or, Logic,  Audition, or Nuendo)

Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements:

4+ years of live or recorded audio experience

Previous experience designing and editing sound, voice, and music playback

Other engineering experience is a plus in the areas of Technical Director, Robotic Cameras, Floor Directing, Lighting, and Steadicam

College Graduate or Equivalent is a Requirement (Communication, engineering, or technology related degree is a plus)

Excellent PC Skills

Good communication skills

Looking for a self-starter and one that is self sufficient

Ability to work with a team

Must work well in a collaborative environment

You must be detail-oriented and ability to multitask in a fast paced, deadline driven environment

Highly stressful environment at times

Ability to sit for long periods

Our Perks & Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance package

Long Term Disability Insurance

HSA Plan

401k with Company Match

Vacation/PTO/Sick/Paid Holidays

Paid Qualified-FMLA Leave

Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against.

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