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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.
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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.
We are looking for a skilled Audio Lead to join our team of Audio Ops in QC’ing the audio output across live broadcasts. As a key member of the production team, the Audio Lead will help prepare for the arrival of incoming productions, along with working on audio output on a day-to-day basis, while taking a proactive approach in the delivery of audio.
Leading by example in the execution of immediate audio requests while working as part of a high performing team in a collaborative environment. The Audio Department works with the very latest Calrec desks and Riedel panels which will help to ensure the global audio output for talent, team/players, and in-game audio is of the highest quality.
The Audio Lead will need to be a clear and confident communicator, able to adapt quickly to on-air changes and remain calm under pressure, while taking a longer view at incoming productions and events. The aim will be to ensure a quality audio presentation that informs and inspires viewers and audiences from all around the world.
In this role, the Audio Lead will be an integral part of the organisation’s Audio Department and you will report to the Production Manager. The position is based in the greater Dublin area. The position may require international travel on occasion.
The successful candidate will be assigned to Project Stryker, the Remote Broadcast Centre owned and operated by Riot Games. They will work across the Riot Games’ Esport broadcasts featuring championships and tournaments from titles; League of Legends, Wild Rift and Valorant. The Audio Lead will be working with the latest technology in the most advanced Remote Broadcast Centre in the World.
•Pre-production assignment of channels and resources to meet each productions needs.
•Input on crewing levels to meet output requirements.
•Gramm loading of stings/idents etc which may include editing.
•Building of sources through the internal router software and desk.
•Configuring Riedel Director panels for colleagues working in different departments.
•Creating show assets workflows to aid a more efficient broadcast.
•Playing audio calls in a timely and ‘live’ setting.
•Monitor audio levels and keep within loudness audio standards.
•Work closely with other departments – GFX, EVS etc to ensure any replay packages have the correct audio levels etc.
•Monitor more than one feed/broadcast at a time to ensure our level is compliant.
•Compliance with audio copyrights to ensure no commercial track strikes on streaming platforms.
•Tailored Audio assistance (fitting in-ears/radio mics etc) to meet the needs and demands of a particular broadcast.
•Supply various mixes for other departments/feeds/sponsors etc.
•Reviewing audio of packages/recaps for the next day.
•Refine next day workflows from team and Producer/Director feedback.
•Load and prep for next day’s broadcast.
•Creating post show documentation highlighting any tasks or issues from Audio.
•Governance of all SOPs and ensuring the sharing of business/skill knowledge.
This position will have access to all broadcasting audio feeds and, as such, must be managed with great integrity. Professional and best practice behaviours in this role are essential at all times.
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.
Contribute to the continual improvement of our management systems to ensure compliance with our legal obligations and maintain certification.
•Ideally have a Dante certification.
•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 leading a team.
•Experience mixing medium to large scale live events.
•Solid understanding of AoIP, SMPTE 2110 and AES67.
•Experienced in working with Calrec and Riedel systems.
•Base knowledge of network engineering, with emphasis on AoIP systems.
•Basic knowledge of audio editing software such as Ableton Live.
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