Audio mixer/sound design assistant job post


The Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI) is a cross-disciplinary research institute spanning eleven faculties at the University of Toronto that produces cross-sector research and pedagogical resources aimed at exploring the complex relationships between information, technology and society, with the aims of advancing social justice and supporting human-centered design. Our current projects include multiple studies of the various social, cultural and political implications of everyday technologies, from 3D printers and gaming platforms, to touch devices and environmental data infrastructures. We are currently seeking to fill a podcast audio mixer/sound design student position to assist with the production of Season 2 of the KMDI’s Critical Technology podcast, which will include 6 35-minute episodes featuring interviews with experts in areas relating children/youth and digital technology (to be launched in the Fall 2021).


  • Experience recording, editing, mixing, and mastering audio (e.g. Adobe Audition or other)
  • In depth knowledge of podcast styles, conventions, and formats
  • Superb organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; detail-oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated; takes initiative; pro-active
  • Committed; reliable; able to meet deadlines.
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Able to work remotely

Desired Skills:

  • Experience distributing and coordinating access to digital multimedia content
  • Experience organizing, tracking and maintaining mid-sized collections of data files
  • Experience with the procurement and maintenance of audio recording equipment


  • Assisting the Director of the Institute in the production of the Critical Technology podcast
  • Assisting with providing tech support for both local and remote recordings of the interviews, which will include interacting with academic researchers with varying levels of experience/skill in audio recording
  • Producing rough (for review) and finished (for public distribution) episodes of the second season (six 35-minute episodes) of the Critical Technology podcast. Duties will include cleaning, editing, mixing and mastering audio
  • Sound design for each podcast episode, including selecting, mixing sound assets/elements, and selecting, mixing, creating music and sounds
  • Creating, organizing and archiving shared files and folders for each episode
  • Assisting with the podcast distribution

Preference will be given current KMD and Faculty of Information Students.

The successful applicant will be offered a contract of 100 hours, to be completed over the course of the Spring Summer, May 3 – Aug 6, 2021. Pay will be based on experience, $25-$32/hr.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

To apply, submit a CV and cover letter to CLN, Job#174928 by May 21, 2021, however earlier qualified applicants will be given preference.  Also include portfolio, videos, and audio samples. Questions be directed to Professor Sara Grimes (KMDI Director) at