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403(g) Audio Technician


Washington, DC, US, 20036


CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, CBSN, CBSN Local platforms, local websites and, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, CBSN, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations also produces the award-winning 60 MINUTES+ for Paramount+. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,, CBSN, CBS News Radio and podcasts, CBS Mobile, Paramount + and other digital platforms. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast network.  


CBS News is looking for a creative and dedicated full-time News Audio Technician. We are seeking someone extremely proficient in field production/live broadcast audio. Must possess excellent people skills, a strong work ethic, and a great attitude. A passion for story telling is absolutely essential.


· Work with technical and news staff to satisfy production needs for live, taped and automated programming.
· Familiarity with sound for video workflows for live broadcast remotes, multi-camera sit-down interviews, and walk-and-talks, phone line interfacing for live audio transcription, IFB, and PL; timecode workflows, mix-minus/mix-plus audio routing, portable mixer/recorders
· Must be able to set up live shots quickly and on deadline for live broadcast, troubleshooting when necessary.
· Must be able and willing to travel on short notice, sometimes overseas.
· Work creatively and collaboratively with Production and Operations management to establish sound production practices for the delivery of content within news and topical programming.
· Fully knowledgeable in all aspects of operation and maintenance of the audio systems including but not limited to: audio mixer/recorder, RF microphones and IFBs as well as other audio or communication related support systems timecode generators, double-system sound sync, routing mixed/split mixed audio for multi-camera interviews/live remotes via cable snake or RF link, portable recorders, wiring lavalier microphones for on camera correspondents and guests.
· Perform daily set-up operations and continuously monitor audio levels from all sources to ensure consistent quality in accordance with established industry standards and guidelines.
· Pro-actively and as directed, maintain the integrity of all associated audio and support equipment, notifying Operations management should anything require repair or replacement
· Take ownership of situations and lead issues to resolution.

· Bachelor's Degree (preferably in Communications) or equivalent work experience required
· Two (2) years of related A1 experience in live, multi-camera field production.
· Experience working in the White House, State Department, Pentagon and Capitol Hill strongly preferred. Candidates also should possess knowledge of the Washington, DC area.
· Must be self-motivated, proactive, collaborative and possess a high level of creativity to tell stories with sound and images.
· Knowledge of all commonly used mixer/recorders, RF and wired microphones, IFB and PL systems, timecode workflows.
· Qualified applicants must demonstrate and maintain an understanding of established industry standards, equipment and quality control
· Excellent interpersonal & communication skills required
· Must be a collaborative team player who works well with others, in a fast paced, dynamic studio environment

· Working knowledge of the following gear field mixer/recorders, wireless microphone and IFB systems, boom technique, timecode generators, telephone line interfacing, media management, basic camera and lighting equipment.
· Must have a valid driver's license.
· Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and set / strike production gear
· Must be available to work weekends, long hours or varying shifts when necessary to meet production and broadcast deadlines, 24/7 all kinds of possible weather conditions.
· Travel for production (hostile environments are possible. Training provided)
· In depth understanding of newsgathering technologies: Multi-camera Anchor remotes.
· Proficient with streaming technologies Dejero and LiveU.
· Applicants must provide a link to examples of their recent work.


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


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Nearest Major Market: Washington DC