Audio Production Specialist I

8605 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, USA Req #1042
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Focus on the Family has nearly 600 employees who work to achieve the mission of enriching the lives of families, engaging the culture, advocating for life and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The work is meaningful, the culture is rewarding, and the purpose is eternal.

The Audio Production Specialist I position exists to perform highly diversified functions in Broadcast Production department including podcasts/digital and the Daily broadcast. Responsible for the entire recording process, production and editing. This position requires only occasional supervision and refers only specific, unusual problems to supervisor.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
 

Utilizes production skills to perform rough, time, and final editing of audio content using Pro Tools Digital Audio Workstation

Mixes music and performs other techniques to improve sound quality (e.g., equalization, compression, matching new and old material)

Ensures technical quality of broadcast projects

Reviews final versions of audio prior to distribution for content, audio quality, and any copyright or legal issues

Performs pre-production functions in preparation for voice track or wraparound sessions, including analyzing the material, editing time and content, and ensuring equalization

Responds to broadcast schedule replacements as required while maintaining broadcast quality and meeting distribution deadline

Edits the content of each broadcast to ensure the highest degree of content, flow, and global cultural sensitivity and relevancy

Ensures that no content is released without confirmation of reliability and all legal issues are settled in collaboration with the Daily Producer

Serves as audio engineer for basic recording sessions in the studio, including voice tracks and some interviews

Performs recording studio set-up and microphone placement

Assists audio engineer in all other recordings

Serves as backup studio engineer for other audio recordings as needed

Delivers final versions of broadcast to Satellite on time for distribution

Engineers and edits special projects for The Office of the Chairman as needed

Other Duties/Responsibilities:
 

Performs other duties, including but not limited to duties as assigned, some of which may include the development and creation of a variety of copyrightable works (e.g., print, photography, film, music, visual arts, etc.) for distribution in all media and formats (such as television, radio, internet, wireless, DVD, satellite and digital) on a world-wide basis, all of which shall be for the benefit of Focus on the Family
 

May perform voice work in audio and audio/visual works, as needed, which may include, hosting, interviews, performing a role, etc.
 

Edits and produces other audio projects as needed
 

Engineers KYDS Radio recording sessions as needed
 

Performs other duties as assigned


Working Environment/Physical Requirements: 
 

Occasional to frequent exposure to noise, dust, fumes, etc.
 

Well developed sense of hearing for entire audio spectrum frequency

JOB QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

Character/Spiritual:
 

Exemplifies Ephesians 5:1-2, “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children and walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us...”


Pursues the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”


Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Focus; adheres to the Standard of Moral Conduct and Statement of Faith; upholds Focus on the Family's ministry in prayer


Prays personally for Focus on the Family’s staff and constituents and may occasionally lead in a public prayer


Engages in Christian ministry


Demonstrates behaviors aligned with FOF core values

Personal Characteristics:

Knowledge/Experience: 
  

Associate's Degree in Broadcasting, Communications, or equivalent broadcast trade school certification or equivalent experience

2-4 years experience in a combination of sound engineering, audio editing, and broadcast programming
 

In-depth knowledge of FOF mission, philosophy, values, and objectives

Skills, Abilities, and Special Talents/Gifts:
 

Ability to operate sophisticated production equipment, including reel-to-reel tape decks, mixing consoles/amplifier, digital audio tape player, equalizer, digital reverberator, limiter/compressor, Pro Tools Digital Audio Workstation, microphones, and cables
 

Technical knowledge of audio frequency characteristics
 

Good organizational skills
 

Attention to detail and accuracy
 

Ability to organize work effectively to meet demanding time constraints
 

Ability to use judgment to solve moderately complex problems within the limits of standard policy and practice
 

Proficient in use of computer hardware and software
 

Ability to work independently

 

Pay Range: $17.83 to $21.39/hr      

Focus on the Family puts a high value on our team members and offers a unique benefit package.


Employees scheduled for 30 hours or more per week are eligible for:


  • Medical Plan

  • Dental Plan

  • Life Insurance

  • Disability Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

Employees scheduled for 20 hours or more per week are eligible for:


  • Legal Shield/ID Shield

  • AFLAC

  • Retirement Plan

  • Vacation Time

  • Sick Time

  • Holidays

  • Service Awards

Note: This is a summary and should not be construed as future promises to continue to provide benefits as outlined above. For complete and definitive language, refer to the governing plan documents.


*Temporary employees are not eligible for benefits.

Helping Families Thrive! Focus on the Family is a 501c3 Christian Non-Profit Ministry.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 8605 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, USA