In-house recording engineer – XL Recordings – NEW YORK

Website XLRECORDINGS XL Recordings / Beggars

XL Recordings is an independent record label founded in 1989 under the parent company Beggars Group.  XL has work with the likes of Adele, Arca, Beck, FKA Twigs, Gil Scott-Heron, M.I.A., The Prodigy, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Tyler the Creator, Vampire Weekend, The White Stripes and more.

XL Recordings seeks an experienced, self-sufficient sound engineer based in their NY office. Reporting to the Head of US, XL’s NYC in-house engineer will be tasked with maintaining and running sessions in their private full service recording studio, overseeing Studio A (full live room) and B (writing and production). This will involve running recording sessions for signed artists and prospective signings. Candidates should have a strong working knowledge of various technical areas listed below.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Must be highly proficient in Pro Tools, Logic and Ableton
• Provide a high-level of proficiency in trouble shooting computer audio systems and interfaces
• Ability to create and maintain an organized file structure with multiple backups
• Must have a high-level of experience recording vocals
• Some experience with recording bands and / or live ensembles required
• Familiarity with Dolby Atmos mixing a plus

Skills and Experience:
• At least 2 years’ experience in professional studio settings, especially regarding session management and session etiquette
• Excellent communication skills with an ability to communicate clearly with artists, managers, and our A&R teams
• Time management skills needed with an extra focus on punctuality
• Exceptional organizational skills, with a strong ability to balance multiple priorities
• Exhibits passion, knowledge and know how to work across a diverse mix of artists
• Must have experience working across the full breadth of contemporary music genres
• Must be able to develop and maintain relationships with artists and artist management
• Connection to various NYC and international musical communities a plus

Diversity and Equal Opportunity:
Beggars Group embraces the principle of equal employment opportunity for all. We are committed to cultivating a workplace representative of a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. To this end, we welcome applications from candidates from every area of society to further encourage an inclusive company culture.

How To Apply:
Kindly send applications to with “XL-Recording Engineer – [YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME]” in the subject.

Please note, it’s highly recommended that all applications include a cover letter and resume. Cover letter should include credit list and highlight artist/management relationships.

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