Board Operator, Music Programming (Part-Time)

  • SiriusXM
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Mar 18, 2020
Part time Sound Design Sound Engineer Sound Technician

Job Description

SiriusXM and Pandora have joined together to create the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S. Together, we are uniquely positioned to lead a new era of audio entertainment by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio experiences to millions of listeners -- in the car, at home and on the go. Our talent, content, technology and innovation continue to be at the forefront, and we want you to be a part of it! 

Position Summary:

Responsible for the operation and quality of studio sound equipment during programs. Operates the board in-studio or via workstation for live and recorded broadcasts as assigned. Also operates equipment to edit, synchronize, mix and reproduce recordings. Greet talent and make them feel comfortable in the studio. Takes direction from Operations Manager, participates in the creation of the sound image for assigned programs. Incumbents of this position may be assigned to more than one program and perform slightly different functions across many programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Checks all studio equipment for proper functioning prior to session, reporting technical problems and equipment malfunctions.
  • Runs the audio board for various live and taped programs and edits audio for on-air use.
  • Ensures studio sound equipment is functioning properly during programs.
  • Ensures that on-air product is up to broadcast standards before it leaves the studios.
  • Works with Programming Manager on following programming clocks to ensure that all content is featured as planned.
  • Works with Programming Manager to develop creative sound ideas to enhance program content.
  • Suggests music and/or sound effects to enhance program image.
  • Coordinates the appropriate mix of music and sound for assigned shows, and ensures that levels are mixed properly.
  • Provides cues and support to facilitate with program continuity.
  • Works with Programming Manager to create / edit "Best of..." programs from archives of past shows for weekend or special re-broadcasting needs.
  • May assist Programming Manager with news updates, breaking stories, or other content to be produced or edited on occasion.
  • Performs other music coordinator duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in music, arts or technical audio or equivalent, relevant experience.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in board-operation, live show or studio setting

Requirements and General Skills:

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and multi-task.
  • Strong knowledge of various programming genres.
  • Strong people skills.
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in broadcasting and sound production.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Technical Skills: 

  • Previous use of Zetta, Adobe Audition and Music Master preferred.
  • Proficiency in ISDN/Codec operation.
  • Operating studio sound equipment.
  • Mixing sound elements into a professional sounding product.

SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.

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