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Sound Engineer/Designer - CNN Audio

New York, NY
Full Time
Requisition ID: 181944BR

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CNN Audio – We are your ears to the ground.

CNN Audio is creating even more ways to connect with and engage directly with our listeners. Our content takes a facts-first, immersive and authentic approach. Whether it’s diving further into the biggest issues that affect the globe with some of our most celebrated anchors and reporters or looking back at a moment in history with added context, CNN Audio keeps you in the know. Our team is comprised of the best, and most passionate storytellers who cover topics across health and COVID, politics, breaking news, culture, race and equality, international affairs and more.

The Job

CNN Audio is looking for a sound engineer/designer to help take our podcasts to the next sonic level. You will consult with producers/editors on a daily basis on how best to enhance episodes through music, sound effects, mixing, and mastering. The ideal candidate will have a passion for journalism, as well as a background in music and audio storytelling. Excitement around team building is a must.

The Daily
  • Coordinate with producers/editors to determine the best ways to enhance storytelling through music and effects
  • Engineer episodes
  • Partner and coordinate with product/strategy teams on sonic branding and promotional content
  • Troubleshoot audio issues
  • Train and provide input to producers and reporters on meeting high audio standards and expectations

The Essentials
  • 5+ years of experience with sound designing and engineering long-form audio series
  • Bachelors, technical degree, or equivalent work experience
  • Superior skillset using ProTools
  • Experience with music composition/music libraries
  • Proficiency with analog, digital audio gear, including microphones, recorders, interfaces
  • Sharp troubleshooter of audio issues
  • Knowledge of other DAWs a plus, including Audition, Ableton, and Logic
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills and ability to multitask across projects
  • Producing/editing experience in audio newsroom is preferred
The Perks

Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.