1 Week, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 31 Minutes ago.


Job Description - June 2022


Established in 2005, SNK Studios is one of London’s leading Audio Post Production houses. We occupy 6 floors on Tottenham Court Road. We create audio for commercials, TV shows and feature films. The building houses stereo, 5.1 and Dolby Atmos suites with three ADR spaces. We also have a separate foreign language Dubbing & ADR team and a dedicated Audiobooks team. Everyone works (and celebrates!) together in a spirit of collaboration and support, which we love. We believe that the people in our company are our strongest asset and we’re proud to have a brilliant team who amaze us every day.

We’re part of the SNK Publishing Group, based in London and New York, which includes Red Apple Creative - a specialist audio creative agency. Clients include major brands like Aston Martin, Hasbro, Paddy Power, Spotify, Disney and Amblin. 

Diversity and inclusion matter to us. They’re not just words. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, physical ability, neurodiversity and experience. We welcome your uniqueness. 

 We’re continually pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and we always celebrate our success along the way.

We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved so far but we’re not stopping there, as we’re now looking for a new Junior Dubbing Engineer to join the Dubbing & ADR team who can also provide additional support for our other teams.


OUR CULTURE (DEFINED BY OUR TEAM)

We're honest and open. A swear jar would bankrupt us all. We're all equal and we laugh at ourselves...and each other. 

We're unconventional, productive and we do whatever it takes to get the job done. We like burgers (meat, veggie and vegan). 

We always make time for each other and our clients. We live and breathe audio. We're people pleasers. We're all very different and we love that about our team. 

We praise each other and recognise achievements. We like going to the pub. We don't quit, we fix. We're kind and caring. We make a difference. We stick together and pick each other up when it's needed.

Some of us like to dance! We say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. We're passionate and motivated. We always leave our clients feeling good.

 

JOB OVERVIEW 

We have fantastic relationships with several major international TV and film production companies and streaming platforms. We handle the mixing of a lot of their foreign re-versioning work; dubbing UK & US programming into other languages whilst also assisting with the recording of original dialogue too. The successful candidate will gain hands-on experience working on internationally acclaimed shows, feature films and documentaries, whilst coming into contact with the exciting audio work the other teams do too.

As a ‘Junior Dubbing Engineer & Studios Assistant’ you will receive lots of valuable training and help support the day-to-day running of these projects whilst also helping the wider studios teams setup sessions and other general ‘runner’ support duties around the facility. 

There are huge opportunities to learn technical skills, work closely as part of a team and begin to understand our client relationships.

You will become an integral part of the company. You may well find yourself moving up the ladder as time passes as have many of our team members.

You’ll need to have a certain confidence, and not get flustered when it’s busy . You’re not a passenger, you’re proactive and you enjoy making things happen. 

You don’t miss deadlines and you are willing to go that extra mile to make sure of it. You’ll be really proud of the work we produce.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Day to day you will:

  • Train on the foreign versioning work, grow within the Dubbing & ADR department and contribute to offering an outstanding service to our clients

  • Help setup and prep for ADR and other day to day studio sessions.

  • Help with technical maintenance and processing of files.

  • Process and edit audio for TV, radio, audiobooks and more.

  • Share tips and tricks with other engineers - no matter how long we’ve been doing this, we’re always learning! 

  • We run an engineer mentorship programme in the business, so you will be keen to take part in this to ensure you’re always learning.

  • Attend occasional out of hours meetings and events, including the monthly engineers and company wide team meetings. 
     

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • A thorough knowledge of ProTools is a must – you will be tested on this during the interview process – including knowledge of EQ, Compression, and how to treat voice files. You recognise when something sounds good and when it doesn't.

  • Familiar with TV / Online specs including loudness / R128. 

  • You will have a good knowledge of video file formats and frame-rates

  • Attention to detail is key, being organised is paramount.

  • You're presentable with great communication skills - good email and phone manners are crucial. 

  • You need to be polite, calm and open to learning new things.

  • A positive, can-do attitude!

  • Good organisation and time management skills.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • This job is ideal for a university graduate with some industry experience - although no degree is necessary – you could be someone who's worked as a freelancer for a while and now wants to be part of a bigger, more established team.

  • You might have worked in ‘Transfer’ or as a ‘Runner’ at another post facility and be longing for some career progression.

  • Good work experience and runner duties on your CV will be an advantage

 

BONUS POINTS

  • Good working knowledge of Izotope RX, Source Connect, Zoom and other related audio software.

  • Familiarity with other software including Google GSuite

  • Fluency in other languages

  • Ability to play a musical instrument 

 

THE HIRING PROCESS

It’s really important that we are a right fit for each other. Therefore we usually have three chats; online, on the phone or in person. This is so we can get to know each other properly which is really important for you and us, as we want you to be with us for a long time so you need to know it’s right for you.  

If there is another way you’d like to do this that will really give you the chance to shine, please tell us if we get in touch to chat.

 

HOURS INCLUDING SHIFT ROTA

To start with, 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday with an hour unpaid lunch, plus occasional out of hours work required. We always make this up to you either via time in lieu or overtime pay.

We may also look to change your hours at some point implementing a rota to accommodate late opening hours of the facility. All candidates must be open to potentially working a couple of later shifts each week c. 1pm-10pm with a break 5-6pm. 

Monthly team and company wide get-togethers will be required out of hours. Christmas parties, summer parties, team outings and general socialising are an important part of what we do.


SALARY AND BENEFITS

The equivalent of a London Living Wage up to £25,000 depending on experience

Probation period: 6 months with benefits starting after probation

Benefits include:

  • Subsidised Bupa medical care

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Various training schemes to help us all be better

  • 28 days holiday plus bank holidays (3 of the 28 days will be between Christmas and New Year)

  • Sound Engineering Mentorship programme

  • Extended Parental Leave policies

 

LOCATION

You will primarily be required to work from the main facility on Tottenham Court Road, W1.

 

APPLY

Please email [email protected] with the subject header “Junior Dubbing Engineer & Studios Support”.  Send us your CV and tell us why you’d like to join us and how you’d add brilliance to our team. 

Applications should be in by 27.06.22

Thank you.

 



 
 

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Land Rover launched their new Range Rover Sport model with a 17-minute presentation video featuring sound design and final mix by our team!



We also produced a Dolby Cinema mix for Land Rover’s private launch event.

Introduced by Chief Creative Officer Gerry McGovern OBE and Chief Commercial Officer Lennard Hoornik, the video also features James Corden, Anthony Joshua and Jessica Hawkins.

SNK Studios Team:
Engineer: Seán Moher
Audio Producer: Tobie Pettitt
Clients: Producer: Greg Hobden (Imagination)
Director: Nick Piper (Imagination)
Composer: Dominic Shovelton

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1 Month, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 40 Minutes ago.


We’re delighted to announce the release of our biggest ever audiobook project, available exclusively on Audible!


Hilda is a series of six audiobooks based on the graphic novel series of the same name by Luke Pearson, which was later adapted into an Emmy award-winning Netflix television show.

Red Apple Creative adapted the script, designed and mixed 3D audio and recorded voice actors at SNK Studios. 22 voiceover actors played 93 characters across 511 pages of script.
 
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Hilda and the Hidden People
Hilda and the Great Parade
Hilda and the Nowhere Space
Hilda and the Time Worm
Hilda and the Ghost Ship
Hilda and the White Woff

SNK Studios Team:
 
Director: Kathleen Moroney
Binaural Mixing: Ben Bell and Luke McPeake
Sound Design: Red Apple Creative and SNK Studios
Senior Producer: Chloe McLaren
Producer: Barnaby Thornton
Executive Producers (SNK Studios): Kathleen Moroney and Sam Dillon
Executive Producer (Audible): Alys Hewer
Scripts adapted by: Catherine Brinkworth, Steve Huthwaite, Pierce Tully, Kathleen Moroney


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Here at SNK Studios we’ve collaborated with actor, producer and musician Idris Elba on his latest TV series, ‘Idris Elba’s Fight School’.

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Team:
Engineer: Seán Moher
Producer: Tobie Pettitt
Runner: Rhys Edwards
 

1 Month, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 58 Minutes ago.


Our team at SNK recorded and mixed audio, including voice over, for a short film screened at the prestigious Prince’s Trust Global Gala, hosted in New York City on 28th April.

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The Gala raises funds for the Trust’s programmes, which organise work opportunities for young people in the UK and over 20 other countries. This year the event also celebrated the launch of the Prince's Trust in the USA.

Team:
SNK Engineer: Seán Moher
SNK Producer: Dan Jenkinson
Runners: Rachel Dodd-Singer

Clients:
Producer: Yoav Segal (Atime Works)

Find out more about our voice over team and facilities


1 Month, 4 Weeks, 52 Minutes ago.


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Our team at SNK Studios recorded ADR for all 8 episodes of the ‘coming-of-age’ LGBTQ+ drama, which is receiving rave reviews and currently holds a perfect 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

ADR Producer, Gabriel Dutru, said, “It was an absolute pleasure to work with the talented cast and sound team. It looks incredible and sounds fantastic, we can't wait to binge-watch this first season!”

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Team:
ADR Mixer: Alistair Bolt
ADR Producer: Gabriel Dutru
Assistant ADR Producer: Jack Gallacher
​Runners: Rachel Dodd-Singer

Clients:
Post Supervisor: Rebecca Davies
Dialogue Editor: Sebastian Dale

Find out more about our ADR team and facilities

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SNK Studios’ Senior Producer, Jack Whitney was delighted with the news: “We’re really happy to have worked with such an amazing team and played a part in such a huge production that has been so popular with audiences and is critically acclaimed”.

Find out more about our ADR team and facilities here: https://www.snkstudios.co.uk/services/adr-studio-london

2 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 28 Minutes ago.


SNK Studios and Red Apple creative team up with STEM and National Science Week.

 


 

As part of our Red Apple/SNK Studios Academy & STEAM programme, we’re committed to inspiring young people from every walk of life to get involved in the audio industry, who may have never considered it before. So we teamed up with STEM Learning and National Science Week to put together an interactive and entertaining session for 12 schools. 

We took over 300 pupils on a ‘Journey of Sound’ from it first being created in nature, to how it travels through the air, gets captured, can be manipulated, enhanced and expressed on film, then finally enjoyed as an emotional experience. 

Director and co-founder of SNK Studios, Seb Juviler and sound engineer Alistair Bolt took the audience on a voyage that crossed biology, physics, maths, computing and, of course, art and creativity. It showed that great audio is where science and technology interact with our emotions. 

It was a huge task, but we got some great feedback including many requests to find out more about the industry and visit the studios - which they can do via our Workplace Visits programme. 

Seb was delighted at seeing months of planning turn into a successful event for local students: “It was an incredibly rewarding experience to inspire the next generation of audio superstars and to show young people a future they may not have considered before.”

Find out more about STEM here https://www.stem.org.uk/  

Learn more about Red Apple Creative here www.redapplecreative.co.uk and SNK Studios here www.snkstudios.co.uk  

Learn more about becoming a Camden STEAM employer here https://www.camden.gov.uk/camden-steam


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Team:
ADR mixers: Al Bolt and James Trusson
ADR Producer: Gabriel Dutru
Assistant ADR Producer: Jack Gallacher
Runners: Rachel Dodd-Singer, Millie Nicol and Rhys Edward


4 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 35 Minutes ago.


Do you love working in PR & Marketing but feel there must be more? 

Do you want to be in a new department that will allow you to put your own stamp on it? 

Do you want to be in a role that will challenge you, and give you responsibility and variety? 

Do you want to use your talent in a unique company that’s in the audio sector which is the industry to be in right now?

 

The Company 

SNK Studios is one of London’s leading Audio Post Production houses. We are an award-winning, world class leader in audio services providing clients with a fully integrated, full-service audio offering to deliver every audio requirement needed.

With our central London HQ and offices in the US, we work with brands, agencies, broadcasters, platforms, film makers, production companies and publishers worldwide who require a seamless, quality, audio service.

Our company client roster includes Cartoon Network, Sky, Disney, and Spotify. We have ambitious plans for the future to lead the market and develop our UK, US and international business.  

Established since 2005 we’ve gone from strength to strength in recent years, expanding both our team and our studio facility that we call home. Our amazing team are the heartbeat of the company and the reason we’ve been successful. We have pledged to invest in them more than ever before through training and development. 

We’ve invested significantly in technology and our studio facility is a centre of excellence in audio at our London HQ with capabilities to support clients all around the world. 

We are committed to developing the audio industry and its future talent and lead initiatives to inspire, train and develop young talent and bring more young people into the industry. In the last few years we’ve also donated time and money to Macmillan Cancer Support, The Malaria Foundation and Crisis and we intend to do a lot more.

Diversity and inclusion matter to us and we are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, physical ability, neurodiversity and experience. We welcome your uniqueness.

We’re part of the SNK Publishing Group, based in London and New York, which also includes Red Apple Creative and includes the following specialist departments: Creative, Music, Media, Digital and Audiobooks.

 

Our Culture - Defined By Our Team

We're creative (standard). We're honest and open. A swear jar would bankrupt us all. We're all equal and we laugh at ourselves… and each other. 

We're unconventional, productive and we do whatever it takes to get the job done. We like burgers (meat, veggie and vegan). 

We always make time for each other and our clients. We live and breathe audio. We're people pleasers. We're all very different and we love that about our team. 

We praise each other and recognise achievements. We like going to the pub. We don't quit, we fix. We're kind and caring. We make a difference. We stick together and pick each other up when it's needed.

We like to dance. We say please and thank you. We're passionate and motivated. We always leave our clients feeling good.

 

The Person We Are Looking For

With an ambitious plan in place, a rebrand and complete new look underway and exciting plans for the year ahead, we are now looking for a skilled, driven and tenacious Marketing and PR Manager to help develop and tell our story and support our commercial drive to grow our UK and International business.

You will have marketing/PR B2B experience in the media, marketing and advertising industries.  Ideally, you will have worked in-house in a dynamic environment be that agency, media owner, platform, broadcaster or production company.  In addition, you may work with a specialist Marketing/PR agency that represents the media, advertising and marketing industries. 

You need to have excellent communication skills, be able to write well, have an attention to detail, work well with all types of people and be a great ambassador for the business.  Ideally, you will already be familiar with the B2B media and have a contact book and the trade bodies that represent the industry.  Alternatively, proven skills in a similar dynamic B2B environment.

You will have experience of working and building  the profile of business brands on social media so Linkedin and Twitter will be key, as well as developing and managing engaging content for our social platforms to drive influencers and target audiences to follow.

It is important that you are a team player, confident and outgoing (both in person or over a video call) and have a positive mindset. You’ll have a track record of running successful marketing initiatives and creating ideas that are clever and engaging. 

You won’t be afraid to put your ideas and opinions forward, but you’re also able to listen to others and give the final decision 100% commitment no matter where it came from. 

You’ll be a strong believer in delivering exemplary customer service which is just as important as the work we produce. You don’t miss deadlines and are willing to go that extra mile to make sure of it. You don’t get flustered when it’s busy and you’re comfortable managing many different projects simultaneously.

If this is you, we can’t wait to hear from you.

 

Key Responsibilities 

To work with the internal leadership team and external Marketing Strategist to create, plan and implement a long-term marketing strategy and plan that supports our Commercial objectives, builds our business brand and drives our thought-leadership and ambition to lead the audio marketplace. 

You will be working across the group as a collective voice on all things audio which includes: 

Studios, Creative, Audiobooks, Music, Media and Digital.

 

Essential Requirements for the job

  • Experience working in a similar role

  • Proven B2B campaign delivery

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent attention to detail, proofing of materials and all communication

  • A high level of experience in using social media as a B2B tool to engage and build business profile including Linkedin as a marketing and sales tool and improving SEO for our new website

  • Overseeing our Group website and ensure it is always fresh with content and up to date working with our in-house creative team

  • Experience of working closely with a commercial team to deliver and support all client and new leads’ Marketing and PR – including client and lead generation newsletters

  • Experience of developing a content plan and making that happen working with the various divisions to bring to life our thought-leadership through blogs, opinion pieces, podcasts and more

  • Good and proven media relations skills with trade and national media and ideally a contact book

  • Confidence to build partnerships and initiatives with industry trade bodies

  • Experience of overseeing Award entries and the submission process

  • Organising and running events to enhance the business profile 

 

Salary & Benefits

  • £40-£45k

  • Subsidised Bupa medical care

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Various training schemes to help us all be better.

  • 28 days holiday plus bank holidays including 3 days to be taken over Christmas

  • Mentoring programme

  • Extended parental leave policy

 

 The Hiring Process

It’s really important that we are a right fit for each other. Therefore we usually have three chats online, on the phone or in person. This is so we can get to know each other properly which is really important for you and us, as we want you to be with us for a long time so you need to know it’s right for you. 

If there is another way you’d like to do this that will really give you the chance to shine, please tell us if we get in touch to chat. 

 

Apply

Please email [email protected] with the subject header Marketing and PR Group Manager Application

Please include a covering letter summarising your relevant experience and skills and enclose an up to date CV with all contact details.  

No agencies please as we already work with our HR partners. 

Thank you for your interest in working with us. We appreciate your time in submitting your information to us.