Master QC Technician (Audio)

Los Angeles, USA


Master QC Technician (Audio)

The Master QC Technician will provide start-to-finish quality control assurance of audio specifications and adjustments to meet client standards.

Principle Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform audio-specific Master QC against Printmaster, M&E, Stems, etc.
  • Perform File QC using various playback programs and nonlinear editing systems
  • Evaluate media and reference metadata to identify any QC fails (dropouts, pops, distortions, etc.)
  • Stay current on industry video and audio broadcast standards including Loudness.
  • Complete detailed reports of quality control testing while noting any deficiencies with media
  • Troubleshoot and correct reported issues with assets. Collaborate with Production Managers and Engineering to resolve issues as necessary
  • Conform audio to different versions of the same media (head build, textless, etc.)
  • Stay current with Iyuno-SDI Media Group workflows, manage updates and tutorials
  • Identify, prioritize, resolve, document and communicate both technical and operational issues, providing overall quality improvement of daily operations
  • Subject matter expert for Pro Tools and audio related troubleshooting needs
  • Create training, instructions, and best-practice documents, as needed
  • Adheres to company policies and procedures
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned

Must be able to Demonstrate

  • Highly developed Pro Tools skills, including a strong background and understanding of audio Post Production, file management and organization.
  • Understanding of Post Production/Dubbing workflows, formats, and requirements.
  • Ability to manage deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and on one’s own initiative.
  • Have an aptitude for analytic problem solving.
  • Demonstrate the ability to focus on details ensuring an error-free deliverable.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn.

Qualifications and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Two years Audio QC, Audio Mixing, or related technical experience
  • Subject to proficiency test related to digital media
  • Knowledge of Pro Tools
  • Experience in dubbing preferred
  • Candidate should be interested in audio and have a “good ear”
  • In-depth knowledge of audio hardware and software
  • In depth knowledge of audio formats
  • In depth knowledge of how frame rates relate to audio
  • In depth knowledge of SMPTE timecode
  • Experience with Mac environments, iZotope RX and plug-ins
  • Familiarity with signal flow and routing, including 5.1 routing within ProTools
  • Familiarity with video hardware and software, including NLE and transcode software
  • Familiarity with video formats
  • Understanding of audio and session formats (.wav, .ptx, .omf,...) and Loudness specifications (ATSC A/85, ITU BS.1770-x)

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