Audio Producer for Audio Drama
You’re a skilled audio producer and project manager interested in overseeing a monthly audio drama. You love running the technical and organizational aspects of a project like the Dire Multiverse audio drama, and you have a solid command of audio production software.
You have listened to and love the Dire Multiverse audio drama.
This position’s primary focus is to coordinate recording sessions with the actors and scriptwriter, produce the final audio files with sound effects and music layered in, and to prep them for publication. You will familiarize yourself with all previous episodes so you can replicate the tone and style already used. You will find ways to make the whole process more efficient while raising the quality bar even higher.
Once per month, you will deliver a completed episode for publication. Your script will play to the strengths of the actors.
You will work with the actors and scriptwriter to ensure these sessions go smoothly.
You will use existing folio and SFX as well as finding just the right new sounds either by recording them or by downloading them from a royalty-free site. You will use your own imagination and production skills to use just the right mix of SFX.
You’re organized, creative, and can to coordinate a dramatic project with multiple cast members.
This is a contracted part-time, remote position. You’ll report directly to the Games Omniverse Creative Director (Angel Leigh McCoy), while also working closely with other key members of the team.
Games Omniverse isn’t your standard game company. We believe that team members are adults who can manage their own time and still hit their deadlines with quality deliverables. Having said that, you will be asked to give regular reports on your progress and have a couple meetings a month with the creative director.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Our audio producer will schedule recording sessions for the final five episodes of Season One of the Dire Multiverse audio drama.
- They will coordinate the session and run the tech to capture the audio.
- They will schedule the recording of the introduction and promotional spots also to be included in the episode.
- They will work side-by-side with the director/scriptwriter during the recording session to ensure it comes off efficiently and fun for the actors.
- They will produce and edit the audio, adding in sound effects, music, and folio.
- They will acquire recordings of the intro, outro, and promotional pieces they need and include them in the final file.
- They will work closely with the Creative Director to maintain the creative vision of the project.
- They will deliver five 30-minute episodes over the course of five months, one each in September, October, November, December, and January.
- They will be proactive in finding ways to improve the promotional content and everything else about the audio drama.
Skills and Abilities
The ideal candidate possesses the following strengths and skills:
- Strong organizational skills.
- Strong experience with audio production tools.
- An understanding of the power of a good story told through audio. You are a master at bringing raw audio to life with subtle and well-placed sound effects.
- You’re an effective communicator, and you can express your vision well to coworkers.
- You are self-motivated and self-confident. Once you’re oriented, you can run with the project on your own.
- You are a thinker AND a doer. This position is a mix of both. You can enhance with the episodes creatively and you also don’t hesitate to jump in, make suggestions for improvement, and help implement the episodes as needed.
- You’re incredibly organized (friends might call you a little OCD!).
- You’re the type of person that can hear a mouth click from a mile away–and you know how to remove it.
- You adapt well to quick turnaround and work well under pressure.
- You are an efficiency evangelist.
- You take feedback without ego involvement and are willing to defend your choices if you disagree.
We are doing five more episodes of the Dire Multiverse audio drama in 2019. You would be contracted separately for each one, based on whether we both agree to continue working together. We will pay you $250 per month upon delivery of the work described above in “Duties and Responsibilities.” If we decide to continue the audio drama into a second season, it will require a separate contract. We do not provide health insurance or benefits. This is a wage contractor position. You are responsible for all income tax reporting, and you will receive a 1099-Misc at tax time. No taxes will be taken out in advance.
- If you’d like to be considered for this role please submit the following via email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Cover letter and PDF of your resume
- Three samples (or a reel) of audio you produced and cleaned up. If you have something with SFX in it, all the better.
- A 3-minute or shorter video introduction (you can record it on your phone) in which you answer the following questions. (We will not review videos longer than 3 minutes).
- What’s the one audio project you’ve done that you’re most proud of and why?
- What are your honest thoughts on the Dire Multiverse audio drama and how we can improve it?
- Do you have any questions for us?