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What is a Sound/Audio Engineer?

An Audio/Sound Engineer is involved with the recording, mixing, manipulation and reproduction of sound.  Audio Engineers work in a range of broadcast locales from studio facilities to outside broadcasts to post-production.

As an Audio/Sound Engineer your responsibilities would include rigging sound apparatus in the studio, assisting the Sound Supervisor and supporting the operating systems used.  You could also be responsible for the maintenance, testing and delivery of audio equipment and project solutions, ensuring equipment and project solutions are delivered on time, to high standards.

A Sound/Audio Engineer would also assist with the general set up and break down of microphones and cables to record both voice and atmospheric sound.

In this role, you could find yourself working as part of a large team on a live event or a small team working in a television studio.  Benefits to this role are the variety of locations and subjects, working in either a live or pre-recorded environment.  If you are working within a post-production environment, you could also be working on voice-overs, audio edits and mixing and inputting sound.

More about the job

You may be required to work flexible hours and be flexible about location.  Salaries for Sound/Audio Engineers range from approximately £20,000 – £32,000*.  Typical career progression would be into a Sound Supervisor type role.

*all salaries quoted should be used as rough guides only