Audio Engineer Resume Templates & Examples

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There’s a lot that goes into a good audio engineer resume. In fact, we reviewed as many audio engineer resumes as we could find to figure out exactly what goes into a good audio engineer resume. This guide will help you write your own resume. Let’s get started.

Methodology

The goal of this guide is to give you real data what the “must haves” of audio engineer resumes are.

To do that, we compiled and analyzed data from audio engineer resumes and 36 audio engineer job listings to get the data used for this our audio engineer resume guide. 

In addition to audio engineer-specific resume data, we built a database of nearly 1 million resumes and job listings, and we use a propriety machine learning model to understand the anatomy of the best resumes in general.

Quick note: using the data below can help you build a competitive resume, but it’s always important to be creative, unique, and personal to stand out.

If you want more info on our methodology, you can check it out here.

Audio engineer resume objective data + audio engineer objective examples

Pop quiz: do audio engineer’s really need to use an objective? 

In general, whether or not you need an objective or professional summary can depend a lot on your personal career level (check out our article on resume objectives), but this is what our analysis found for audio engineer’s specifically:

  • 33% of audio engineer’s included an objective section
  • 26% of audio engineer’s included a professional summary
  • 48% of audio engineer’s included neither an objective nor a summary

Audio engineer objective examples

A highly creative audio engineer , and a resourceful individual looking for a responsible position to gain practical experience.

A highly motivated audio engineer who aims to make use of their interpersonal skills to achieve goals of a company that focuses on customer satisfaction and customer experience.

Seeking a position as an audio engineer to utilize my skills in sound recording, mixing and mastering to enhance the overall quality of music and audio productions.

To obtain a challenging role as an audio engineer in a dynamic and innovative studio environment, where I can apply my extensive experience in audio post-production and sound design.

To secure a position as an audio engineer, where I can utilize my expertise in live sound engineering and audio editing to enhance the overall sound quality of live events and performances.


Skills for audio engineer resumes

These are the skills that occurred most frequently in in audio engineer resumes, which means they tend to be core competencies or highly desired skills. 

Of course, you should only list skills that you actually have, and you should prioritze skills most relevant to the job you're applying for. But these are good core skills to include on your resume.

To get more detail on building a powerful skills section, take a peek at our article on resume skills.

*Note: to find skills our machine learning model basically looks for common words, so take these with a grain of salt and use your best judgment. 

Most common audio engineer resume skills

Most common hard skills for audio engineer resumes: soundcheck, acqua, labview, rcs selector, sound reinforcement and synthesis, patching, and avid pro tools.


Most common soft skills for audio engineer resumes: communication skills, customer-service skills, interpersonal skills, listening skills, and patience


Other good audio engineer resume skills

  • Audio production
  • Sound editing & engineering
  • Sound mixing & design
  • Sound effect creation
  • Post-production process
  • Live & remote recording
  • Music leveling
  • Dialogue editing
  • Communication
  • Troubleshooting
  • Managing sound quality
  • In-studio recording
  • Creating sound pockets
  • Attention to detail
  • Mentoring artists
  • Team player

Audio engineer skills section examples

Note: these examples are formatted the same here just because it’s simple, but we have more detailed formatting advice (and examples) in our guide to resume formatting.

Audio engineer skills example 1

Audio production | rcs selector | sound mixing & design | sound effect creation | patching | avid pro tools | post-production process

Audio engineer skills example 2

Sound editing & engineering | communication skills | live & remote recording | customer-service skills | music leveling | interpersonal skills | dialogue editing

Audio engineer skills example 3

Attention to detail | communication | patience | listening skills | managing sound quality | customer-service skills | in-studio recording

Work experience for audio engineer resumes

Your work experience section is almost always the most important part of your resume. Because it’s difficult to pull trends from this kind of section, this section is mostly just examples. 

For some advanced strategies for writing about work experience on a resume, refer to our article on building a strong work experience resume section. We also have a guide on writing a resume with no experience if you’re just starting your career.

For now, it’s good to remember that the most important experience for any audio engineer resume is the most relevant experience.

A couple examples for you:

Audio engineer work experience examples

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Audio Engineer

Quad Goals, 2020-2022

Responsibilities

  • Monitor financial markets and the performance of individual securities
  • Contact prospective clients to present information and explain available services
  • Manage the finances of the facility, such as patient fees and billing
  • Oversee the maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, and electrical and mechanical systems
  • Address complaints regarding food quality or service

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Audio Engineer

Sterling Cooper, 2016-2022

Responsibilities

  • Repair or replace malfunctioning components, parts, and other mechanical or electrical equipment
  • Bathe animals, trim nails, clip hair, and attend to other grooming needs
  • Edited audio files and live recordings for clientele
  • Programmed macro functions to increase audio processing speed
  • Presented edited audio files to clients for review and then refined the files

WORK EXPERIENCE

Audio Engineer Intern

Quad Goals, 2009-2012

Responsibilities

  • Works with the technical aspects of sound during the processes of recording, mixing, and reproduction
  • Assist record producers and musicians to help give their work the sound they are hoping to achieve
  • Focuses on mixing together different tracks to mesh and create a new track
  • Manages the entire experience of sound at live performances
  • Mastering and smooths over the results of a mix engineer, making the final product into a whole. Perform multiple file format conversion

Education for audio engineer resumes

For most positions, work experience is more important than education, although it can be important for new grads or for fields in which specific classes are industry-standard. 

So it’s not a big section, but it’s still important, and often, audio engineer job postings list a minimum education requirement. 

Check out our blueprint for education on resumes for our full playbook on education sections.

Data from our sample of 933 audio engineer resumes

  • 9% audio engineer resumes listed an associate’s degree
  • 59% audio engineer resumes listed a bachelor’s degree
  • 27% audio engineer resumes included a masters degree
  • 1% audio engineer resumes mentioned a doctoral degree

Audio engineer resume education examples

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Management Studies

Loma Linda University, 2020

Awards & Honors

  • Cum Laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Class Rank Recognition

EDUCATION

Associate of Applied Arts

Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc, 2016

Certifications for audio engineer resumes

Certifications aren’t a strict requirement for every job, but there are almost always certifications you can get to boost your chances of success. 

If you want to see how to build these sections, we have a guide about certifications on resumes.

We did a little research and found certifications can help audio engineer’s specifically, according to CareerOneStop.

Audio engineer certification examples

CERTIFICATIONS

Avid Certified Professional: Media Composer

Avid Technology, Inc., 2020

Avid Certified Mixer: ICON Mixer

Avid Technology, Inc., 2016

CERTIFICATIONS

Avid Certified Professional: Media Composer, Avid Certified Mixer: ICON Mixer, Avid Certified Operator: Pro Tools | Worksurface

Audio engineer resume action verbs

Using our database of nearly 1,000,000 publicly available resumes, we compiled an index of action verbs and cross-referenced it with our sample of 933 audio engineer resumes and job postings to uncover which action verbs are most commonly used by audio engineer’s and audio engineer employers.

The most common action verbs on audio engineer resumes are: program, process, assist, prepare, and manage.

The most common action verbs on audio engineer job postings are: lead, plan, review, handle, and field.

Other action verbs for audio engineer resumes: 

  • Perform
  • Develop
  • Design
  • Test
  • Direct
  • Create
  • Monitor
  • Track
  • Organize
  • Resolve

Full audio engineer resume example

Lastly, we wanted to give you a couple full audio engineer resume examples.. 

Please note: you can write a better resume than this. This is just a quick illustration to show you how these pieces might fit together. 

If you’d like to see “perfect” resumes, we have a showcase of resume examples.


Audio engineer resume example

Mr. Wesley White Jr.
Audio Engineer

2960 Trainer Avenue, Monmouth, IL


To obtain a challenging role as an audio engineer in a dynamic and innovative studio environment, where I can apply my extensive experience in audio post-production and sound design.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Audio Engineer

Quad Goals, 2020-2022

Responsibilities

  • Complete diverse audio projects for TV movies radio books and marketing purposes
  • Record sounds in-studio and on locations to obtain necessary tracks
  • Keep all equipment in good working order to maximize sound quality
  • Set up equipment on-site including microphones and recording devices

Associate Audio Engineer

Sterling Cooper, 2016-2022

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with clients to determine project scopes and set milestones
  • Utilize specialized software to mix and edit sounds tracks
  • Deliver final audio files to customers to make adjustments as needed
  • Produced and engineered multiple albums; Experience of 5+ years with Digital Audio Workplaces such as Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase and FL Studio

Audio Engineer Intern

Quad Goals, 2009-2016

Responsibilities

  • Set up and tear down audio equipment (mics, interface, computer, and program)
  • Monitor and adjust sound levels through provided interface
  • Regulated volume levels and quality during recording sessions
  • Export audio and prepare podcast for posting

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Technology Specialist-Installation

Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, 2020

Avid Certified Operator: Pro Tools | Worksurface

Avid Technology, Inc., 2016


SKILLS

Audio production | post-production process | collaboration | interpersonal skills | communication skills | soundcheck, acqua, labview | communication


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Management Studies

Loma Linda University, 2020

Associate of Applied Arts

Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc, 2016

What experts say about audio engineer resumes

Before we wrap it up, we want to leave you with some advice from other experts we admire.

“So do I put an objective on my resume, my answer no, you do not put an objective on your resume.” – How To Write an Engineering Resume Part 1


“You’re going to have to tell them what kind of impact you have based on the numbers, so quantify your value that you bring to the table quantify the impact you make quantify your responsibility.” – 5 Common Engineering Resume Mistakes | How To Write An Engineering Resume


“Make sure you only copy key phrases and keywords, don’t copy the entire posting.” – 5 Common Engineering Resume Mistakes | How To Write An Engineering Resume

Want help with your audio engineer resume?

We put a lot of love into our guides, so we hope you found them useful. Hopefully, this will help you craft a top-notch audio engineer resume. If you see anything we missed or anything that could be improved on, let us know!

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Methodology

In addition to our own expertise as professional resume consultants, for every resume guide we write, we curate dozens of recent job postings and resumes to make sure all our recommendations align with current trends for each specific industry and career path. Learn more about our methodology here. 

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Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle has worked in recruiting & HR for 10 years and has taught resume writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has helped build teams at two large startups (Wyzant and, currently, Brilliant) in the last decade, which means she views hundreds of resumes per day. Michelle guides our overall resume value system, ensuring our recommendations are high-quality and effective in the current job market.

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