Audio recording studio operator - Salary and Career
Sound/audiovisual recording operation technicians

Audio recording studio operator - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They operate radio and television station equipment, organize and execute the station's programming schedule, handle audio (soundtracks, music, vignettes, commercials, promotional calls and programs) and manipulate audio and video. They check the technical quality of the recorded and generated content, in addition to managing signal traffic. In the exercise of activities, they mobilize time management skills, as well as communicative skills to interact with technical, programming and commercial teams.

How much does an Audio recording studio operator earn

A Audio recording studio operator earns between $2.381 and $10.568 per month, with an average monthly salary of $4.400 and a median salary of $3.332 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 31 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Audio recording studio operator

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 4.400 52.800 1.100 23
1º Quartile 2.381 28.574 595 13
Median Salary 3.332 39.984 833 18
3º Quartile 8.060 96.718 2.015 43
Higher Salary 10.568 126.819 2.642 56

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • technicians in operation of radio stations, television systems and video producers
        • sound/audiovisual recording operation technicians

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Main workplaces

Sound/audiovisual recording operation technicians they work on radio stations, television stations and in recreational, cultural and sporting activities. They work in the open, indoors or in vehicles, rotating shifts or at irregular hours. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract, who work in teams, under occasional supervision. Some of the activities performed are subject to noise, time pressure and radiation that can lead to stress.

What does it take to work in the field of Sound/audiovisual recording operation technicians

The exercise of occupations requires continuous training within radio and television stations, in order to obtain tacit knowledge linked to the set of equipment to operate, in a process of constant change. The full performance of the activities occurs with experience of one to two years. The required schooling is complete high school.

Functions and activities of Audio recording studio operator

Sound/audiovisual recording operation technicians must:

  • execute programming grid;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • manage signal traffic;
  • arrange programming grid;
  • organize programming grid;
  • handle audio;
  • check technical content quality;
  • manipulate audio and video;
  • run programming grid;
  • treat audio;
  • check the technical quality of the content;
  • organize schedule;
  • execute schedule grid;
  • check content technical quality;
  • communicate;
  • check the technical quality of content;
  • audio treat;
  • audio treatment;
  • check technical quality of content;
  • check equipment operation;
  • organize schedule grid;

  • Activities

    • demonstrate logical reasoning;
    • issue technical opinion;
    • work under pressure;
    • monitor instruments of indicators of malfunction of systems and equipment;
    • execute program script change;
    • master product;
    • type characters;
    • edit audio (soundtrack, music, vignette, commercial, promotional call);
    • adjust programming grid;
    • receive material;
    • monitor execution of programming grid;
    • create frames and/or camera movements;
    • record audio;
    • perform primary maintenance;
    • turn equipment on/off;
    • test equipment;
    • insert logo, graphics, watermark and characters;
    • adequate format of material for placement;
    • demonstrate sensitivity;
    • sound out videos, vignettes and commercials;
    • interact with related areas;
    • select soundtracks;
    • coordinate live program display time;
    • demonstrate initiative ability;
    • report occurrences;
    • apply provisions of the relevant legislation;
    • check routine work schedule;
    • monitor technical signal quality;
    • evaluate received material;
    • organize display, edit, and record content;
    • demonstrate ability to concentrate;
    • teach auxiliaries (lighting, audio and cableman);
    • consolidate display script;
    • perform equipment and systems checklist;
    • check time references;
    • demonstrate visual acuity;
    • check screenplay;
    • mix audio;
    • add special audios;
    • detect problems;
    • separate equipment and materials;
    • check playlist;
    • record content;
    • prepare reports;
    • plan media;
    • check signal;
    • show suggestions on the station's programming schedule;
    • elaborate text for character display;
    • monitor accessibility features (closed caption, pounds and audio description);
    • inform affiliates about schedule (time and/or show schedule , interval configuration);
    • disclose the schedule for different media;
    • select signals to service products;
    • trigger contingency and/or redundancy system;
    • coordinate show and commercial showtimes;
    • align transmission and/or reception equipment;
    • configure audiovisual equipment;
    • check characters and graphics before they are displayed;
    • manage time;
    • receive schedule change notification;
    • organize display, edit and record content;
    • manage intercom between receiving points of signal generation;
    • mount playlist with contents to display;
    • work as a team;
    • synchronize time references;
    • synchronize schedule with network;
    • check signal;
    • demonstrate dedication;
    • manage intercom between receptive points of signal generation;
    • capture audio;
    • distribute audio;
    • switch transmission and/or reception equipment;
    • disclose audience;
    • demonstrate diffuse attention capacity;
    • tuning display script;
    • monitor audio and video quality;
    • archive final content;
    • report;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • prepare stage equipment and resources;
    • generate content;
    • level modulation;
    • adjust video levels and/or standards;
    • check the material captured;
    • conduct programming according to the schedule established by the broadcaster;
    • operate display systems (table, vt, computers and playlist);
    • monitor entry and exit signals;
    • record measurements and/or occurrences;
    • check work routine schedule;
    • change playlist;
    • install microphones, cables, cameras and lighting;
    • connect/disconnect listener line;
    • start maintenance;
    • select images;
    • sequence playlist;
    • check contents to be displayed;
    • demonstrate auditory acuity;
    • monitor audience;
    • edit programs;
    • position microphones, cables, cameras and lighting;
    • check equipment configuration;
    • demonstrate organizational skills;
    • channel signals;
    • communicate exhibition scripts to related departments;
    • select signals to meet the programming grid;
    • demonstrate self-control ability;

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