Broadcast Engineer

Live Radio Production New York City, New York


Broadcast Engineer

New York Public Radio, home to WNYC, WQXR, WNYC Studios, and The Greene Space, is seeking a Broadcast Engineer in our Programming Department. The Broadcast Engineer will run the board for New York Public Radio signature shows as needed, with a special focus on The Takeaway and the WNYC News Department, and will also assist on all other production needs within the Programming Department.

The successful candidate will have a good sense of the New York Public Radio sound, some knowledge of New York Public Radio programs, superior attention to detail, and a background in audio production. The position requires excellent people skills as much of the job will require interfacing with content producers at NYPR.

This position reports to the Director of Programming Operations.


  • Operate the board during local and national live broadcasts including regular live shows, special events and fundraisers 
  • Record live interviews with both in studio and remote guests using ISDN, AoIP or phone hybrids
  • Operate Pro Tools at an expert, facile level
  • Gather and edit actualities and ambient recordings
  • Clean up poor audio using iZotope RX
  • Score  using production music libraries and commissioned music cues
  • Coach hosts and reporters in narrative vocal delivery
  • Participate in content editing meetings and listening sessions
  • Manage and archive audio assets and session files
  • Coordinate with national distribution hub in DC
  • Update news content for breaking news
  • Assemble weekend shows
  • Provide disaster recovery support
  • Provide additional coverage for the following situations:
    • Vacation and sick time for other on-air live broadcast engineers
    • Weekends, when needed
    • Many holidays


  • At least 3 years of experience in radio and audio production
  • Familiarity with the sound of New York Public Radio or public radio generally
  • Fluency in audio editing, knowledge of live on-air board protocols and other systems for broadcast/digital delivery of audio
  • Experience using ISDN, AoIP or phone hybrids
  • Expertise with Pro Tools and IZotope RX
  • Familiarity with the broadcast bundle of Waves plug-ins
  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills and concepts as necessary
  • Ability to work within a highly collaborative team in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills

Additional Information

This is a full-time non-exempt role with an hourly rate of $$30.2808 ($55,111 annualized at 35 hours per week) plus a full benefits package. New York Public Radio offers excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance, vacation, personal and sick time as well as parental leave.

This role will be regularly scheduled to work on-site. Given this, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required unless NYPR has approved a specific religious or medical exemption in advance of the first day of work. At this time, NYPR defines being fully vaccinated as having received two Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations or one Johnson and Johnson vaccination.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between New York Public Radio and SAG-AFTRA.  

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At New York Public Radio diversity, equity, and inclusion is more than a strategy or an initiative; it is an organizational mindset that is reinforced every day. Ultimately, we strive to place our employees at the center of our thinking and pursue inclusive strategies to support and encourage them and create a more engaged, committed, and productive workforce. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are especially important to us as a media organization because a diverse workforce allows us to report with perspective and insight, and deliver a variety of content reflecting the diverse population we serve in New York City and beyond. We believe that diversity is essential to honest, authentic, accurate storytelling and reportage; creating an inclusive workplace in which all voices are encouraged and heard is a core part of our values as an organization. 

Equal Opportunity

New York Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving the goal of equal employment opportunity for all. Applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions without regard to mental or physical disability, race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship status, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, employment status or any protected federal, state or local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.