Job opening: AV Studio Engineer


The Texas Tribune is hiring somone to oversee A/V production in our new events space in downtown Austin and at our other events across the state of Texas. Each year we produce over fifty events before live audiences featuring politicians and influencers big and small – here’s a sampling of last year’s highlights. The engineer also oversees A/V production for other events in the space, including in-house projects and use by outside guests. He or she produces polished online video and audio content from all of our events.

The engineer is also responsible for coordinating A/V needs for our remote events, including pre-production planning with the hosting venue and managing freelance camera operators when necessary. Some travel may be required. 

This role requires a strong technical background in studio spaces and event production. We're looking for a flexible problem solver, who is self-motivated and pays close attention to detail. An outgoing personality and an ability to provide exceptional service is a must. 

Production Duties

  • Manage the technical A/V requirements for the Texas Tribune’s new studio space; 
  • Direct, light, livestream, edit, and deliver high quality video content from the Tribune’s live event program;
  • Be present for all local live events (includes some early mornings, evenings and occasional weekends);
  • Manage and maintain studio’s A/V system;
  • Communicate closely with the A/V staff of off-site venues to ensure smooth production;
  • Hire and coordinate video freelancers when necessary to work the off-site events; and
  • Cut promos and teasers for events at the direction of the Events and Multimedia departments.


  • Strong technical background and deep knowledge of the full spectrum of A/V needs for livestreamed event production;
  • Working knowledge and experience with video post-production tools, preferably with Adobe Premiere and Audition;
  • Demonstrated ability of pre-production technical planning  for multiple events in various stages of the planning process; and
  • Strong communicator.


  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to getting the job done well and on schedule;
  • Demonstrated ability of live stage production experience;
  • 5+ years experience with A/V production; and
  • Must be personable, professional and cool under pressure.


If you'd like to apply, please send us:

  • A cover letter explaining why you’re excited about this position;
  • A resumé; and 
  • Online examples of productions you’re particularly proud of and your role on these productions – past projects, demo reel, etc.

Email your materials, or any questions about the role, to and mention “AV Studio Engineer” in the subject.

About the Tribune

The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit newsroom based in Austin, Texas, dedicated to engaging and informing Texans on politics and policy news. A big part of this is the 50+ live events we host around the state each year. We think our office is a pretty great place to work, and we're proud of the job we've done helping to make Texas politics transparent and accessible to the world at large. Your benefits would include medical, vision and dental insurance; a cell phone stipend; 20 days of vacation per year; and copious amounts of edible treats in the office.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.