We’re looking for an exceptional audio engineer who obsesses over the details. More about what that actually means below.
Note: I saw this in a job description from Jay Acunzo, and it was so perfect I decided to steal it!
There once was an audio engineer named [Your Name],
Who wanted a career doing [What You Like That ALSO Rhymes w/ Your Name],
They worked with Podcast Royale for a bit,
Now all their work’s the shit,
And today, they’re happy as a [Something That Rhymes With Lines 1 and 2]
Here’s the point: When the created work is missing a few key details, or those details aren’t quite as good as they could be, no matter how small they are, the whole damn thing suffers.
If you're an exceptional audio engineer who loves what you do and cares about producing great work, then read on!
About the role
At Podcast Royale, we produce and market podcasts for clients in a variety of industries. Beyond being an excellent audio engineer, you need to be curious and never satisfied with “good enough”. You know how to ask questions and solve problems without being micromanaged.
That said, it would be great if you have experience or interest in any of the following industries:
- Wed design and development
- Financial planning
We offer steady work, a process-driven environment, and a team that will support you and help you do your best work.
- This role is part-time, with the ability to grow.
- To start, you will be editing four to eight episodes per week (or as many as you have availability for).
- You will also have the opportunity to work on other related aspects of podcast production.
We are 100% remote, but some overlap of the EST time zone is preferred.
- You must be able to demonstrate experience editing podcasts.
- Our audio production processes are built around Adobe Audition and iZotope RX 7—you must have these tools and be proficient in using them.
You will be a great fit for our team if:
- You are reliable.
- Our business is deadline-driven. You will have weekly deadlines that you must be able to meet without exception.
- You are a great communicator.
- Our team is entirely remote, and the ability to communicate in a clear and timely manner is essential.
- You consider yourself a storyteller.
- You are (truly) an outstanding audio engineer.
- You have the “ear”:
- You know what sounds good and what doesn’t. You know when an extra .5 seconds of space is needed, and the difference between an “um” that should be edited out, and one that makes the audio more powerful by being left it.
- You obsess over the details.
- You do your best work, every time - checking your own quality before passing your work to others.
- You not only take pride in what you do, but you enjoy it as well.
- You are a serial tinkerer and relentlessly pursue your curiosity.
- You are proficient with platforms and tools such as:
- Adobe Audition
- iZotope RX-7
- Audiogram tools like Wavve.co and Headliner
- Hosting platforms like Libsyn, Transistor, etc.
- Communication tools like Slack, WordPress, G Suite, Dropbox, etc.
- You are willing to work within established systems, checklists, and processes.
Podcast Royale is a podcast production and marketing company. We launched in 2018, and focus mostly on B2B companies who believe in the power of great storytelling.
We are a small team with the following values:
- Love what you do
- Be really good at it
- Provide a truly exceptional customer experience
We are growing very quickly, and there are lots of opportunities to grow and focus on the work that interests you, and create your own ideal role within Podcast Royale.
We pay $30 per episode. However, if this job excites you and your rate is higher, just tell me why and sell me on it.
I have been a freelancer for most of my career and am more than happy to pay people what they're worth.
How to apply
Send me an email (email@example.com) with the following (be sure not to leave anything out):
- Your name
- Your email address
- Your website/blog/portfolio
- Your location
- Briefly describe your background
- In which of the topics listed above do you have the most experience/interest?
- Which blogs, podcasts, books, or people do you follow (and why)?
- What interests you most about this position?
- Do you have any hobbies? If so, tell me what you love about them!
- Three examples of work you’re proud of and that represents the kind of work you can produce on a regular basis.
- Share links to any side projects or other work that you created just for fun (audio related or otherwise).
- When are you available to start?
- How many episodes per week are you available to edit? What would be your ideal?