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Sound Engineer

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 The Company 

We are an award-winning (Cinema Audio Society, Music & Sound, Promax UK, Vox) world class leader in audio services, providing clients with a full offering to deliver any requirement needed in audio advertising, content or production across the globe. 

We’re based in the UK and USA and our 10 studios in Central London are a centre of excellence. We have creative, media, studios and digital under one roof and work on; radio, Spotify and digital audio advertising; audio post for TV and films; audiobooks; podcasts; music; foreign dubbing; gaming and digital campaigns to support audio experiences.

Our clients include Spotify (we are their creative partner in the UK & North America), Acast, Netflix, Amazon, Cartoon Network, Disney, Guinness, Paddy Power Betfair, Audible and Penguin Random House.

We’re a mix of arty, geeky, techy, sporty, creative types who deliver exceptional products for our clients every single day. Diversity and inclusion matter to us and we are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, physical ability, neurodiversity and experience. We welcome your uniqueness.

In the last few years we’ve also donated time and money to Macmillan Cancer Support, The Malaria Foundation and Crisis, and we intend to do a lot more. We are committed to developing the audio industry and its future talent and we’re an active supporter of initiatives to inspire, train and develop young talent and open our doors to bring a diverse group of people into our industry. 

We’re big on culture, teamwork and growth opportunities, and we’ve got exciting plans for the future which we’d love you to be part of. 

 

Our Values

We know it’s all about getting the mix just right…

1 - We’re on the same wavelength
We're one team.
We support each other.
We work together to achieve collective success.

2 - We hear every pin drop
We care about the details.
We deliver on what we promise.
We take responsibility.

3 - We’re all ears
We care passionately about our clients.
We provide exceptional customer service.
We build long term partnerships.

 

Our Culture - Defined By Our Team

We're creative (standard). We're honest and open. A swear jar would bankrupt a lot of us. We're all equal and we laugh at ourselves… and each other. 

We're unconventional, productive and we do whatever it takes to get the job done. We like burgers (meat, veggie and vegan). 

We always make time for each other and our clients. We live and breathe audio. We're people pleasers. We're all very different and we love that about our team. 

We praise each other and recognise achievements. We like going to the pub for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. We don't quit, we fix. We're kind and caring. We make a difference. We stick together and pick each other up when it's needed.

We like to dance. We say please and thank you. We're passionate and motivated. We always leave our clients feeling good.

 

Key Responsibilities

Day to day you will:

  • Engineer Audio sessions in one of our 8 main client suites.
  • Create original Music to picture - from composition through to mixing and mastering.
  • Record voiceovers, create sound design, edit and mix sound to picture sessions. Also often run radio, spotify and online audio sessions too.
  • Be comfortable operating both short form/commercial and long form sessions.
  • Interact with clients and host attended sessions.
  • Use the Source Connect and Cleanfeed systems to record voice overs and monitor remotely.
  • Deliver files to the team and to clients.
  • Operate ADR sessions - or a grounding with a willingness to learn ADR techniques.
  • Help with technical maintenance from time to time.
  • Share tips and tricks with other engineers - no matter how long we’ve been doing this, we’re always learning!
  • We run an engineer mentorship programme in the business, so a willingness to support more junior members of the team will be important.
  • Attend occasional out of hours meetings and events, including the monthly engineers meeting.

Essential Requirements  

  • At least 3 years experience of client-attended Audio Post sessions.
  • Experience of composing, recording and programming music to picture
  • Experience of songwriting and toplines
  • An understanding of song structure and musical terminology
  • An exceptional ear for detail and quality. You will always recognise when something sounds good and when it doesn't.
  • An extensive, confident knowledge of ProTools.
  • Good working knowledge of Izotope RX, Source Connect, Cleanfeed and other related audio software.
  • A good understanding of video in ProTools, including video formats and creating WIP files for clients.
  • Full confidence with voice over recording, including with multiple voices and ‘down the line’ recording, plus tracklaying, sound design, editing audio, internal bouncing and creating stem files (M&Es etc) as requested.
  • Confident in video frame rates, loudness formats and other tech specs and deliverables.
  • A good knowledge of surround mixing would be beneficial
  • A positive, can-do attitude!
  • Good organisation and time management skills. A love for audio 

Qualifications and Experience

  • A thorough knowledge of ProTools is a must – you will be tested on this as
    part of the latter interview stages – including knowledge of EQ, Compression, searching for sounds, and how to treat voice files.
  • Familiarity with other software has been mentioned throughout this doc - the list is not exhaustive.
  • You could be someone who's worked as a freelancer or in house at another Post House, but you must have several years of client experience.
  • A degree is not a prerequisite
  • Attention to detail is key, being organised is paramount.
  • Great communication skills, with good email and phone-manner are important.  

Bonus Points

  • Fluency in other languages
  • Experience of working on audio branding campaigns
  • Experience of writing lyrics and arranging song structure
     

Working Hours / Requirements

This is a full time role and would be based 5 days a week at our head office on Tottenham Court Road, London. Occasional working from home may be an option depending on your setup.


9-6pm with flexibility for early starts and evening work where required.

 

Salary And Benefits

  • We expect the salary for this role to be between £30,000 and £36,000 at Forever Audio. An offer will be made in line with how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits.
  • 25 days holiday plus standard bank holidays for England, and 3 extra days between Christmas and New Year when the business is closed (total of 28 days plus public holidays).
  • Subsidised Bupa medical care.
  • Life Insurance.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Various training schemes to help us all be better.
  • Season ticket loan scheme.
  • Eye Care scheme with Specsavers.
  • Help@Hand from Unum (a health and wellbeing app).

 

The Hiring Process

It’s really important that we are a right fit for each other. Therefore we usually have three chats; phone, online and in person. This is so we can get to know each other properly which is really important for you and us, as we want you to be with us for a long time so you need to know it’s right for you too. 

If there is another way you’d like to do this, that will really give you the chance to shine, please tell us if we get in touch to chat. 


Apply

Please apply with your CV, portfolio link and a cover letter and tell us why you’d like to join us and how you’d add brilliance to our team, to careers@foreveraudio.com with the subject header “SE-2024” and quote
reference “FA_SND2024” in your email to us. 

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK. Previous applicants are welcome. 

No agencies please, we already work with preferred partners. 

Interested in this job position?

Email us at careers@foreveraudio.com including your CV and any relevant links.

Our Culture

We're creative (standard). We're honest and open. We're all equal and we laugh at ourselves… and each other

We're unconventional, productive and we do whatever it takes to get the job done. We like burgers (meat, veggie and vegan).

We always make time for each other and our clients. We live and breathe audio. We're people pleasers. We're all very different and we love that about our team. We praise each other and recognise achievements. We like going to the pub. We don't quit, we fix. We're kind and caring. We make a difference. We stick together and pick each other up when it's needed.

We like to dance. We say please and thank you. We're passionate and motivated. We always leave our clients feeling good.