Minimum Class XII, preferably with a background in physical sciences
Certified training for Sound Engineer (programme aligned to MES/Q3402 released by Media & Entertainment Skills Council)
Minimum 0-2 Years of work experience, with experience as an apprentice installing studio equipment
The tasks a Sound Engineer is expected to perform include:Recording or mixing sound sources to create end-products that meet the quality standards and requirements of production
Well-versed with principles of sound and acoustics
Proficient in using and handling various types of sound equipment (input and output devices)
Adept in creating good signal-to-noise ratio, amplifying certain sounds while limiting ambient noises to a safe and appropriate sound level
Well-versed in aligning sound equipment to the appropriate polarity, acoustic impedance, frequency, etc.
Knowledge of audio metering devices used to meter, monitor and level sound, mitigating sound-quality deviations
Proficient in placingoutputdevicessuchasamplifiers,speakers,headphonesetc.inanoptimumwaytoensurenointerferencecausedwithinputdevices
Ability to maintain all health and safety guidelines while using various devices
Training in sound mixing, editing, production and sound editing software
Knowledge of operating various sound equipment and software
Well-versed with sound and acoustics principles
Ability to select sound sources to meet production requirement
Well-versed in applying various mixing techniques and treatments to create quality end-products that meet production requirements
It is a desk job
May need to handle a team of Assistants
Travelling is not a part of this job role
Part-time and contractual jobs maybe available
Work from home option is not available
Working hours are 10/11 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary company to company
Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe
This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous
Health risks include long hour of working, stress, extensive use of computer, sitting for long hours, etc.Occupational hazards include shoulder back pain, neck pain, fatigue, eyestrain, headache, risk of metabolic syndrome, etc.
For freshers INR 20,000 to INR 25,000 per month
For candidates with 1-2yearsofexperience-INR25,000 to INR 35,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
Overview of Media and Entertainment Industry in India
The Media and Entertainment industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. The television segment in India accounts for over 40% of the revenues. It also contributes to above 35% of the revenues to the Indian advertising industry. The film industry, on the other hand, has seen a tremendous growth and has become a brand name in the recent years. This has helped it to enter the international market.
The current employment across Media & Entertainment sector is estimated to be over 1 million persons (in terms of direct employment only). The Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) on Entertainment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13% to 14% between 2008 and 2022.
Thus with the growing private spending and demand of entertainment and recreation activities in India the demand for professionals working in production of films, shows etc is bound to increase. It is expected that the total employment in the Media and Entertainment industry would increase from about 1 to 1.1 million persons in 2008 to about 4 to 4.1 million persons in 2022, an incremental human resource requirement of about 3 million persons in various professions like Sound Assistant, Sound Engineer, etc.
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