Audio Operator/A1

  • Freelance
  • New York, NY
  • Applications have closed

Fox News Media

Salary or Budget: $44.24 - $59.14 per hour
Experience required: 3+ years

Fox News Media

FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Audio, FOX News Books, the direct-to-consumer digital streaming services FOX Nation and FOX News International and the newly announced platform FOX Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has also been the most watched television news channel for 20 consecutive years, while FBN currently ranks among the top business channels on cable. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.


We are looking for a Freelance Audio Operator/A1 to join our Fox News family and New York operations team creating daily live and VOD content for Fox News Channel. The Freelance Audio Operator/A1 works directly with the FNC/FBN audio engineer and crew for our live and live-to-tape shows at our New York facility.

This is a freelance-based role, and you must be flexible to work on multiple shows over varied hours and days.


  • Prepare show audio requirements
  • Operate equipment to integrate audio sources and create a full program mix for air
  • Collaborate with technical and news staff to satisfy production needs for live, taped, and automated programming under the supervision of Director and Operations management


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or a related field of study preferred, or equivalent experience
  • Certification in Dante levels 1-3
  • Extensive experience in mixing multiple audio elements in a fast-paced, remote-oriented, live news environment
  • 3 to 5 years of related A1 experience in a live broadcast television environment
  • Proficiency in building and executing effects and shows on the following consoles; Calrec Sigma & Artemis, & Yamaha QL5.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to work well with audio assists, technical associates, directors, and producers
  • Strong knowledge of audio patch bays, Hydra BSP, signal flow, Enco playout system, and the ability to troubleshoot during live production
  • Ability to adapt to a 24-hour news organization/environment and flexibility with your work schedule
  • Availability to travel for remotes if needed

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company’s success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

We provide Freelancers medical/dental/vision insurance and 401k after they meet eligibility criteria and any State required time-off, in accordance with applicable plan documents. Benefits for Union represented employees will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.