Audio Assistant

Open News

Reporting to the Managing Director : Open News.   Your Key Performance Areas include:

Audio Support

  • Providing general backup and support to the production team and Audio Mixer.
  • Understanding mics and mic placement according to shoot requirements.
  • Ensuring cables and equipment are neat and do not pose a health and safety issue in studio or outside shoot.
  • Attaching clip microphones on presenters and guests clothing and providing them with earpieces for communication using discretion.
  • Assisting engineers with line-ups and sync tests.
  • Moving positional microphones according to the production team directions.
  • Collating reports on day-to-day activities and fault finding reports to the Technical Director.

Equipment Maintenance

  • Checking all stock, microphones, earpieces and batteries to make sure that the audio department runs as smoothly as possible.
  • Checking that all equipment is prepared for broadcast and fully operational and report all faulty equipment to the Audio manager.
  • Assisting with setting up and troubleshoot audio equipment throughout the production.
  • Labelling all microphone transmitters and receivers, cables, radio communication transmitters and receivers accurately.
  • Performing tests on all external interviews to make sure the line meets broadcast standard/quality.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A relevant Film, Television or Sound qualification
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant experience

Competency, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Planning skills
  • Organising skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Persuasiveness
  • Communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Coping under pressure
  • Conflict handling skills
  • Computer literacy: MSO Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint

If you meet the minimum requirements, we look forward to hearing from you. Kindly submit the following to

  • Your CV
  • A certified copy of your ID
  • A certified copy of your Qualifications
  • Completed Application Form

If you have not received a response within 14 days after the closing date of the advert, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

20 JUN 2018

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