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Senior Engineer - Audio - (Tri-State Area)

Penguin Random House Audio, part of the Digital Publishing Group, is seeking a highly motivated Senior Audio Engineer to join its Post-Production & Engineering team. The Senior Engineer will be responsible for coordinating the onsite operations of our four in-house studios in Manhattan, supporting technical and logistical needs of all titles in recording, editing, QC, and other related stages. Seeking candidates with in-depth experience in spoken audio recording, editing, and VIP sessions. Strong skills in communication, organization, prioritization, and willingness to adapt and grow will be critical for success.




  • Record, edit, process, mix, master, and format audio for various media formats
  • Collaborate with producers, directors, voice talents, post-production managers, and other division staff
  • Ensure high quality and consistency of audio deliverables according to spec 
  • Troubleshoot and maintain audio and related computer equipment and software 
  • Stay updated on the latest industry trends and technologies 
  • Schedule and perform pickup recordings 
  • Recruit, hire, and schedule freelance recording engineers for sessions and provide training and tech support 
  • Coordinate, support, and/or perform offsite recordings when necessary
  • When necessary, train other production staff for in-session norms and etiquette
  • Vet outside studios and home studios and communicate findings to all relevant parties
  • Review audio files and provide guidance in improving the quality according to our specifications
  • Perform onsite office admin duties such as building access, lunch orders, ordering supplies, keeping studios tidy, etc. 
  • Backup Coverage: Metadata vetting, runtime announcements, and archiving



  • At least 5 continuous years of in-session and hands-on experience in professional voice recording and sound editing 
  • At least 3 years of experience in working with high-profile celebrities, authors, politicians, and other VIPs
  • Diverse recording experience in high-stakes environments addressing room acoustics, various instruments, recording techniques, microphones, and audio processing gear (old and new) 
  • Proficient in Pro Tools, Reaper, Adobe Audition or similar software 
  • Proficient in noise reduction techniques and software 
  • In-depth knowledge of audio formats, standards, metadata, and best practices 
  • Fluency in using cloud services for storage, shared work, automation, etc. 
  • Must be highly organized to work in a large team and high-volume environment with dozens of different stakeholders 
  • Strong communication, teamwork, flexibility, adaptability, and problem-solving skills 
  • Working proficiency with database and automated workflows 
  • Passion for audiobooks and creativity 
  • Any coding, IT admin, or project management experience a plus 


The salary range for this position is $67,000 - $75,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to company results. 



Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children's publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 300 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children's Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at<>

Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 267611

Date:  Feb 2, 2024

New York, NY, US, 10019

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Media Publishing, Cloud, Audio Engineering, QC, Publishing, Technology, Engineering, Quality

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