Sound Designer

VICE Media

Multiple Locations


0 year(s)
Full-Time
N/A


Job Description
<p><strong>SOUND DESIGNER, VICE AUDIO</strong></p>
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<p><strong>ABOUT VICE MEDIA GROUP</strong></p>
<p><a href="https://company.vice.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE Media Group</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is the world’s largest independent youth media company.  Launched in 1994, VICE has offices in 35 cities across the globe with a focus on five key businesses: VICE.com, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 21 offices around the world.  VICE's content has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts &amp; Sciences, Peabodys, Golden Globes, Sundance Film Festival, George Polk, Scripps Howard, PEN Center, Cannes Lions, Knight Foundation, American Society of Magazine Editors, LA Press Club, James Beard and Webbys, among others. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE Media Group’s portfolio includes</span><a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Refinery29</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, the leading global media and entertainment company focused on women;</span><a href="https://www.pulsefilms.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">  </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">PULSE Films</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, a London-based next-generation production studio with outposts in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Berlin; </span><a href="https://i-d.vice.com/en_us"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">i-D</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, a global digital and bimonthly magazine defining fashion and contemporary culture; and</span><a href="https://garage.vice.com/en_us"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Garage</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, a digital platform and biannual publication converging the worlds of art and design.</span></p>
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<p><strong>VICE x Team</strong></p>
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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Today there is an endless stream of stories from around the world that deserve our attention--VICE Audio uses the intimacy and urgency of narrative storytelling to explore the most important issues of our time. </span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE Audio is responsible for the global production of VICE podcasts.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE Audio sound designers work as a team to tell immersive stories tied to a wide range of issues. We are audio-first, vérité focused, and borderless.  </span></li>
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<p><strong>Role x You</strong></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE Audio is bringing the cutting edge, award winning documentary reporting of VICE News to your ears. We are looking for seasoned audio designers who can work with a team and autonomously to record, mix and design for multi-part audio documentaries and our growing slate of podcasts. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As a sound designer you will be tasked with creating captivating soundscape for a variety of podcast projects. You will be an integral part of editorial conversations about how we want a story to sound and the development of storytelling through audio. You will be encouraged to push the medium forward in new ways and come up with creative solutions to storytelling challenges. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ensure the delivery of high quality audio, and audio edit for continuity, content integrity, style, consistency, and structure. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">At a minimum you will be mixing and mastering episodes to industry standard. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Sound Designer will also need to maintain audio file management, adhere to naming conventions and data storage. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sound Designer will work in close collaboration with producers to conceptualize the audio first storytelling from conception to completion. Ability to do creative work under hard production deadlines expected. </span></p>
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<p><strong>Qualifications </strong></p>
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<p><strong>You have these:</strong></p>
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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">At least 5 years experience as a professional audio engineer, mixer, or sound designer</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mastery of Pro Tools, fluency in Adobe Audition</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to set up and engineer voiceover sessions, remote interviews and multi person in studio sessions </span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to be creative in solving technical problems</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Understanding of the podcast landscape and audio trends</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Must be able to collaborate and brainstorm ideas with production partners</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to juggle multiple projects at once and work across geographically-dispersed teams and still meet deadlines</span></li>
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<p><strong>We’d love if you also had this:</strong></p>
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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Desire and ability to compose music a significant plus </span></li>
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<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We want to find people who believe in our goals and feel inspired enough to grow while they’re here to fill the role, rather than someone who checks the boxes but isn’t invested. We encourage you to apply and show us what you’ve got. To learn more read the</span><a href="https://viceguideto.vice.com/"> <strong>VICE Guide to VICE</strong></a></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily, with or without re