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Senior Sound Guarantee

Warner Bros. Discovery

London, United Kingdom 06-13-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, ''the stuff dreams are made of,'' we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

Your new role...

The Sound Guarantee is responsible for ensuring the seamless audio delivery of live broadcast events that are produced from the WBD Sport Studio facilities. These new facilities consist of Studios, Galleries and Sound Control rooms, Commentary Booths and Multi-Function Rooms which are operatorial 365 days a year in West London.

The Sound Guarantee takes a lead role on site as a primary contact for production partners and crew during the set up and delivery of live events broadcast out of the facility. Working as part of the onsite broadcast team, you are responsible for planning, set up, monitoring and delivery of the live produced productions.

A key focus of this role is to provide technical operational support and guidance to our production partners by understanding fully their audio production requirements and interpreting those needs to ensure successful delivery of the live events.

This role is shift based to cover the production's broadcast schedule, You will work across a range of disciplines from studio shows, cloud production, to galley only events. You will champion the delivery of a wide range of sports including Champion League football, Grand Slam Tennis, Motorsports, Cycling Grand Tours and the Olympic games. From time to time there may be requirements to work on location internationally.

Accountabilities...
• Accountable and responsible for ensuring the set up and delivery of Riedel comms, bolero packs and live audio output for assigned productions.
• Work in partnership with production, Technical Producers, Technical Manager and MCR to implement the daily audio requirements for the facilities for the day
• Support the management of the sound Supervisors and freelancers within the facility, ensuring staffing needs are covered and deliverables are supported.
• Deliver technical schematic explainers and associated documentation as required
• Work in partnership with the Resources team and operational management team to ensure efficient utilisation of all technical and human resources
• Ensure all set up and testing is done in a timely manner and configurations are to the agreed standard.
• Working collaboratively with Europe broadcasting teams to ensure a seamless delivery of multi-regional live events.
• Be a key point of contact for upcoming productions and point of contact on program days
• Central point of contact for engineering in terms of audio requirements for all live broadcasts.
• Efficient management of equipment failure to ensure minimal disruption to transmissions
• Provide audio daily report for each production
• Actively ensure compliance with all Health and Safety policies
• Create, develop and support team training and skill enhancement, to guarantee operators are agile and adaptable to all new technical development
• Identify key development opportunities for improved workflows, system development and enhanced reporting.
• Support system and software development needs for the facility alongside the Technical Supervisors and Engineering team, overseeing testing, implementation, and relevant training.
• Other duties as required

Requirements...
• Thorough understanding and extensive knowledge of the sports audio production process and the technical requirements needed to deliver the production, either gained from experience within OB broadcast or the commercial sector
• Proven ability to successfully form and manage relationships with production partners and clients in an international environment
• Experience in the design and operation of complex audio broadcast systems and a working knowledge of networking and IP infrastructure and Lawo desks would be an advantage.
• Rounded knowledge of audio routing, Audio Tagging, Riedel talkback systems and BNCS
• Track record of excellence as an audio guarantee in a live broadcast environment.
• Experience of managing Sound Supervisors in a busy live environment.
• Full understanding of shift base work and freelancer support network.
• Demonstrably assertive and able to handle conflict effectively, calmly and diplomatically
• Ability to work within a team environment and with a wide range of personalities and levels of authority
• Proactive in troubleshooting, problem solving and avoidance of issues
• Excellent communication skills and ability to represent Production Operations at all levels
• Strong team player and solid interpersonal skills

Hybrid Working - This role is advertised as a Hybrid work model, that combines remote and in-office work, following our current company policy and to be agreed with your Line Manager. Subject to any applicable laws, WBD / your Line Manager reserves the right to change this working agreement where this is essential to business needs and upon reasonable notice to you.

Championing Inclusion at WBD
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.

If you're a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at recruitadmin@wbd.com.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g378n9-34-204-198-73-42 in your application.