Temporary Technical Producer/Designer

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Media


Temporary Technical Producer/Sound Designer, The United States of Anxiety,

WNYC Studios

WNYC Studios seeks a creative, skilled, and highly motivated professional for the position of Temporary Technical Producer/Sound Designer for The United States of Anxiety, a show about the unfinished business of our history and its grip on our future.

Our ideal candidate should be an innovative sound designer who creates a surprising and delightful listening experience every week. They will have an integral role in defining the sound, style and identity of the program. They will demonstrate strong editorial judgment when creating and editing content; technical mastery of recording, editing, scoring and mixing; and will thrive in a collaborative, deadline-oriented environment. The Technical Producer/Sound Designer reports to the Senior Producer and is, responsible for maintaining the audio standards for the program.

WNYC Studios is a mission-driven organization populated with the most creative and pioneering audio producers in our industry. We are driven to create inclusive spaces and cultivate diverse voices; to work together, pitching in on each other’s projects and working across platforms.


  • Give direction on pre-production and post-production engineering and mixing
  • Engineer interviews and recordings happening remotely, in-studio and in the field
  • Edit interviews and host continuity
  • Assemble and mix segments and promos
  • Sound design, mix and master
  • Select music for transitions and scoring throughout the show
  • Create original sonic stamps for the show, branding series and projects
  • Manage digital delivery of show via distribution systems (DAVID, Dropbox, Content Depot, etc.)
  • Manage equipment inventory; serve as technical liaison with NYPR engineering
  • Maintain and manage audio archive for the show
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed, including some evenings and weekends, and to be on-call for emergencies is a requirement
  • Comply with all NYPR and department policies and guidelines
  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
  • Minimum five years of professional audio production required
  • ProTools expert; mastery of audio editing
  • A great ear and creativity with sound design; musical background a plus
  • Field and studio recording experience required; knowledge of a wide range of microphones and recording equipment; experience with recording live music strongly preferred
  • Experience with video editing a plus
  • Experience -- and pleasure -- in with working with a team of people
  • Excellent attention to detail in all aspects of engineering, post-production and digital distribution
  • Effective time management and ability to work quickly under deadline
  • Excellent communication skills—both oral and written
  • Experience working on a radio program or podcast preferred
  • * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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