Job Vacancy: Digital Studio Engineer

Job Title

Digital Studio Engineer


Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Position Type


Company: Calibre Audio Library

Calibre Audio Library brings the pleasure of reading to people who have sight problems, dyslexia or other disabilities through a free nationwide postal, and internet service of audio books.  We offer a choice of nearly 11,000 titles fiction and non-fiction, including around 3,000 titles specifically for the under 16’s. We are a national charity, set up in 1974, and are not supported by any local or national government organisations; we rely entirely on voluntary donations to continue our valuable work.

We have 42 members of staff helped by volunteers, and this team provides the workforce to supply a constant service to around 14,000 members. We have a strong culture of mutual co-operation and strive to maintain a happy working atmosphere.  Our offices are situated on the eastern outskirts of Aylesbury, just behind the Holiday Inn on the A41.

We are continuingly developing our services to provide members with a choice of formats to listen to our audio books. These currently include USB memory stick, MP3 CD, streaming and our new download App and service.


Department: Production

Reporting to: Head of Literature and Audiobook Production

This is a full time position, 35 hours per week, 9.00am to 5.00pm with a one hour lunch break. Monday to Friday.

Main role and responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Archiving and Editing pre-recorded audio files using Pro Tools on a Mac system, compressing files and ultimately creating master discs
  • Assisting with the recording and editing of announcements and related audio content as required.
  • Assisting the Head of Editorial & Audio Book Production in a variety of other relevant duties

Experience & Key Skills:

Be familiar with using Pro Tools and Apple Mac & Windows systems along with appropriate IT skills. In particular, should be competent in:

  • Pro Tools HD and LE systems with 96 and 1622 A/D interfaces
  • Apple Mac & Windows computers.

Be comfortable working without constant supervision.
Other duties that may be required from time to time


The salary band for this position is £25,000 to £27,000 dependant on experience, and is paid monthly in arrears.


Ideally, have a recognised qualification in digital sound engineering, or relevant experience.

To apply

For more information or to request a job description and application pack please contact David Pipkin, Head of Personnel and Administration, at:

Calibre Audio Library, Aylesbury, HP22 5XQ

Telephone: 01296 432 339

Or email: