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Senior Manager, Production Operations - CNN Audio

New York, NY
Full Time
Turner
Requisition ID: 183171BR

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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

The Senior Manager, Production Operations, reporting into the Senior Director of Production and Technology, will oversee cross-team operational initiatives related to audio production, technical workflows, training, and support required for CNN’s entire podcast portfolio.


This person will help shepherd all daily, weekly, and limited series audio productions from start to finish, while paying particular attention to how our makers make, and what tools they need to tell their stories more easily and efficiently. From field production, to mixing and engineering, to sound design, to delivery, this role will be responsible for connecting all aspects of audio production.

We are looking for a self-starter who can prioritize both large and small projects effortlessly and can work tightly within and across teams to foster an environment that promotes growth and success for creatives who are always trying to push the envelope.

Often, our audio projects require bespoke workflows, so building and evangelizing custom systems is a large part of helping to bring production to life on a daily basis. Working closely with peers and keeping editorial goals on the forefront is required. Having a deep, hands-on, understanding of audio production trends, tools, and platforms is essential.
Prior experience as an engineer is preferred.

The Daily
  • Oversee the technical organization of the audio unit, securing the proper equipment, software and general standard operating practices.
  • Devise training materials and workflow designs for team members based on scale of individual series/projects. This includes training for audio tools like ProTools, Adobe Audition, and industry standard plug ins.
  • Build schedule, workflow, and budgeting for projects.
  • Contract freelance editors and engineers when needed.
  • Deploy, manage, and support all field production, including recording kits and remote recording sessions, for both show hosts and guests.
  • Engineer final episodes for longform projects, including adding sound design and scoring, on occasion.
  • QC final episodes and monitor uploaded content to ensure superior quality standards are met.
  • Partner closely with technical counterparts at CNN digital ensure consistent workflow.
The Essentials
  • 7+ years of technical audio experience, with preferably 3 years in an audio newsroom.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of podcasting and digital audio industry.
  • Expert level knowledge of ProTools and other industry standard DAWs.
  • like Logic Pro X and Adobe Audition.
  • Superior editing, engineer and recording skills.
  • Work with agility in a rapidly changing environment
  • Experience leading, mentoring, and inspiring teams in a fast-paced audio environment
  • Strong collaboration, communication, excellent teamwork and team-building skills. Ability to thrive under pressure with diverse staff and talent
  • Flexibility with operating in a 24/7 environment
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.