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Designer, Sound

Tribune Company

Dallas, TX
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  • Designer, Sound

    Location US-TX-Dallas
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/23/2018 10:45 PM)
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    Reports To: Director of News Operations


    KDAF-TV/CW33 needs a sound designer for NewsFix, its sound intensive newscast that focuses on wide screen sound. NewsFix is a unique, anchorless format that’s been in Houston since 2011 and has been on the air in Dallas since 2014.

    The Sound Designer position requires a strong sense of music, sound design skills, control audio levels and consistency in order to enforce the station’s audible brand. This role will primarily be responsible for creating, coordinating and maintaining sound design for on air packages airing on NewsFix and online. This person is also responsible for maintaining the sound library for NewsFix.


    • Assist with sound and music gathering for story development
    • Work with and support NewsFix to enhance sound and music in multiple packages daily
    • Work cross-functionally with internal departments to fulfill station’s sound needs as needed
    • Demonstrate sense of urgency as the newscasts approach deadline
    • Work with Manager of News Operations to maintain equipment and software needs
    • Perform other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor’s degree pred; equivalent experience required
    • 2+ years experience working in Pro Tools or equivalent audio software
    • Knowledge of Pro Tools plug ins, Audacity, iTunes, musicianship, and sound tech a plus
    • Audio board experience also required
    • Must be able to edit using Final Cut 7 or equivalent NLE
    • Must have the ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced environment
    • Must have experience with Mac OS
    • Must be able to work independently
    • Ability to work flexible schedule – nights, weekends, holidays
    • Must be willing to submit to a background check
    • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Company Info

    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit


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