Title: Broadcast Television Audio Operator / Sound Engineer

As a Broadcast Television Audio Operator or Sound Engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring high-quality audio recording and playback during television programs, news broadcasts, sports events, entertainment shows, and other television productions. Your role is essential in delivering clear and immersive sound that complements the visual elements, enhancing the overall viewer experience. You will work closely with the production team, directors, camera operators, and talent to achieve optimal audio quality and troubleshoot any issues that may arise during filming.

Key Responsibilities:

Audio Setup: Setting up and configuring audio equipment, including microphones, mixers, and other related gear, to capture high-quality audio during filming.
Microphone Placement: Placing microphones strategically to capture clear and balanced audio from on-screen talent, guests, and other audio sources.
Sound Mixing: Mixing and adjusting audio levels in real-time to achieve a harmonious balance between dialogue, ambient sound, and any required music or sound effects.
Wireless Audio: Managing wireless audio systems to facilitate mobility for on-screen talent or during live broadcasts.
Monitoring: Monitoring audio levels and quality throughout the production, making real-time adjustments as necessary to ensure optimal audio clarity.
Audio Troubleshooting: Identifying and resolving audio-related issues promptly, such as interference, static, or feedback.
Post-Production Support: Assisting in the transfer and organization of audio files during post-production, working closely with editors and audio engineers to achieve the desired final audio mix.
Health and Safety: Ensuring compliance with safety regulations when handling audio equipment and cables to maintain a safe working environment.
Equipment Maintenance: Taking care of audio equipment maintenance to ensure optimal performance and prevent technical malfunctions.
Team Collaboration: Working closely with the production team, camera operators, directors, and talent to coordinate audio requirements and ensure seamless integration with visual elements.


  • Previous experience as an audio operator, sound engineer, or in a related role, preferably in television broadcasting or live production environments.
  • Proficiency in operating audio equipment, including microphones, mixers, and wireless audio systems.
  • Strong knowledge of audio recording and mixing techniques to achieve clear and balanced sound.
  • Familiarity with audio editing software (e.g., Pro Tools, Adobe Audition) is beneficial but not always required.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work well in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to collaborate with various team members.
  • Adaptability and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve audio-related issues quickly.
  • A strong portfolio showcasing your previous work as an audio operator or sound engineer is advantageous.
  • Willingness to stay updated with industry trends and advancements in audio technology and recording techniques.


As a Broadcast Televison Audio Operator or Sound Engineer, you will play a critical role in ensuring the highest audio standards for television broadcasts, contributing to the immersive and engaging experience that viewers expect. Your technical expertise and attention to detail will be essential in delivering professional audio quality that enhances the impact of television content.