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Casual Audio Editor/Sound Designer

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD, United States, 21202

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Technology, Multimedia & Audiovisual
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is seeking a flexible and talented Casual Audio Editor/Sound Designer - for on-call assignments. Working in a remote capacity, this position will provide audio editing, sweetening, sound design and conforming to various video editorial outputs as well as podcasts to broadcast standards. The Audio Editor/Sound Designer will provide finished mixes for finished editorial projects and will have to work independently with minimal direction when assigned work. This position is primarily going to work in post-production, therefore the Audio Editor / Sound Designer will need strong skills working with large batches of audio content. They will need to understand audio editing/sweetening/sound design and conforming for lectures, promos, podcasts, animations, short and long form documentary, and re-enactments while managing continuity of production value across all audio products while bringing your own artistic vision to the final product. Reporting to the Video Specialist Supervisor, the ideal candidate will have an interest in instructional media and progressive experimental online education.

Candidates for this position will be required to provide a portfolio of work as part of the interview process.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Accurately edit, cleanup and master audio from provided videos, podcasts and voiceovers.
  • Ensure audible elements and quality standards are maintained across the entire audio production process.
  • Create rich sound design elements where necessary or to enhance overall production value.
  • Input music using stock, stems, if necessary, original composition, dialogues, and foley where appropriate.
  • Create rough and final cuts of audio content.
  • Consult and collaborate with stakeholders from post-production process.
  • Ensure all projects meet organizational standards for production value, brand, and archive organization.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of audio editing tools such as Pro-tools, Audition.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prepare written communication with an attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to keep track of production calendars.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
  • Four years related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Five plus years of audio editing, mixing, sound design experience either for broadcast or game delivery.
  • Experience working with original music composition.

Classified Title: Multimedia Technician
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Casual Audio Editor/Sound Designer
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OF
Starting Salary Range: Min $21.00 - Max $36.50 HRLY ($28,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual / On Call
Schedule: Monday-Friday with some occasional evenings/weekends as productions requirre
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Remote
Department name: Teaching and Learning @ Carey
Personnel area: Carey Business School

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Accommodation Information

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