Job Description:
Recording Engineer
Reports To:  VP, Engineering and Operations
Position Type: Full Time, Exempt
Salary Range: $52,000 - $57,000 Annually, commensurate with experience
Position Description
The Recording Engineer oversees all recordings of Cincinnati Public Radio’s clients, as well as producing, mixing, and editing the recordings to client and/or Cincinnati Public Radio specifications.
Cincinnati Public Radio has been a trusted member of the Greater Cincinnati community for more than 60 years. Join a team that works to build trust and make a difference in the lives of listeners and non-listeners alike, to create a community that is informed, involved, and inspired.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the scheduling and recording of clients in remote venues and CPR’s recording studio. This includes the production of recordings to a final project working with clients and station personnel.
  • Coordinate with clients to accommodate stage requirements and crew schedules, and transport equipment, as necessary.
  • Perform set up of equipment, as necessary, including but not limited to microphones, audio cables, digital mixers, and computers.
  • Assist in the installation and troubleshooting of new and used studio broadcast equipment, as assigned. Assist in design and specifications for purchase of new recording equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance of recording broadcast equipment within the scope of knowledge and capabilities. Assist in updating recording related hardware and software.
  • Record, edit, and produce the Cincinnati Spotlight segments.
  • Responsible for equipment inventory of CPR’s recording studio, Music Hall’s studio, and remote recording kits including microphones.
  • Edit performances as requested, reading musical scores if required. Mix recordings for broadcast including adjusting channel balances, equalization, dynamics, and effects. Coordinate to obtain approval of final recording, making changes and adjustments, as necessary.
  • Responsible for ensuring all contracts and rights for recorded material are in writing. Ensure that CPR is legally protected as it relates to recordings and productions that remain property of CPR.
  • Provide detail for the billing of clients and seek renewal for various recordings contracts.
  • Archive all recordings as requested by client and CPR management.
  • Produce, upload, and duplicate material and recordings as needed for clients. Including but not limited to maintaining a drop box for client downloads.
  • Prepare broadcast cue sheets and backup/archive CDs of programs to place in broadcast studio.
  • Facilitate the tuning of the piano(s) owned by CPR to meet our client’s needs.
  • Produce broadcast promotions and upload to automation system.
  • Support other CPR departments with audio recordings and production designated for use on-air, on-line, multi-media CD’s, and other station related projects, as assigned.
  • Assist in preparing and training employees on use of CPR recording equipment, as required.
  • Assist with station activities and remote recordings, as required.
  • Fund-drive support (outside technical) such as setting up, answering phones, and picking up food.
  • Assist colleagues within the engineering department and CPR, as needed.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of experience related to the duties and responsibilities specified
  • Knowledge and understanding of radio facilities and distribution systems
  • Ability to work with clients to facilitate a successful recording based upon their needs
  • Knowledge, understanding, and experience with recording and editing equipment, including related software
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Experience operating and troubleshooting media editing, encoding, asset management, and storage systems
  • Skill in organizing resources, establishing priorities, and managing multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative.
  • Ability to work with a diverse and creative team.
CPR is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Minority/female/disability PWDNET/veteran are encouraged to apply.
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Cincinnati, OH
United States
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