About Keith Jacks

As a well-qualified audio professional with strong production, project management capabilities and excellent communication skills. Throughout my career, I’ve demonstrated the creativity, know-how, discipline, and determination to start up, orchestrate, and deliver successful media initiatives from concept to conclusion. As a hands on producer, I am passionate about all aspects of the creative process including engineering. I also have a world class home studio to supplement any workplace requirements. My most recent position with Sports Business Media Group was exactly this, I managed the Media division developing Podcasts and Video content. I vetted show pitches, helped to develop the concepts, reviewed, edited scripts, and coached on air talent. I started a Film Division of my production company where I Produced several short films that have been recognized in film festivals. My ability to multi-task is second nature. I rarely have a single project on my plate and I’ve never allowed any project to miss a deadline. Portfolio available at www.t-r-p.net Please also consider some of my essential qualifications:
  • My most recent position developing Podcasts from end to end, concept to final mix, content and creative.
  • Extensive work on films as a Producer, Sound Designer, Composer and Mixer
  • Staffing, budgeting, designing Video and Audio Production Facilities
  • Proven history of consistently mastering recordings and mixes in sound and music productions at all stages, evident by receiving numerous Gold and Platinum awards.
  • Comprehensive blend of creative, financial, technical, analytical, and project management strengths for planning and carrying out successful project plans, while mentoring and leading teams/freelancers.
  • End-to-end organization and direction of projects from concept to conclusion; fastidious attention to details with careful planning and oversight applied to each phase of project execution.
  • Utilization of leading-edge technologies and tools to research, identify, monitor and produce original audio programs and best practices.
  • Industry AdvertisingEventsFilmMediaMusicPodcastingTelevision
  • Sector AudioMusic ProductionOriginal ContentSeries DevelopmentStrategy
  • Preferred Job Title ConsultantCreative DirectorEntrepreneurFilmmakerFounderHead of ProductionProducer
  • Companies Powerplay Studios, Quantum Sound, The Ranch, Chung King, Bloomberg, AT&T Wireless

Summary

I am an award winning Audio Engineer (5 gold and platinum records) Several award winning short films for which I’ve Produced, Sound Design and Composed original music. I’ve managed teams to produce visual media, podcasts, and social media content. I designed and built my home studio and several others. I pride myself on being as current as possible with gear and technology. My superpower is being in the moment and unraveling the complexities of a production or project, bringing order to chaos and executing the agreed upon vision. My strength is all things audio and the ability to delegate to others when need be.

Experience

  • 1986 - 2021
    Third Rail Productions

    Owner / Freelance

    Freelance Audio Engineer for studios like, Quantum, Quad, Chung King, PowerPlay, etc. Working with artists, Najee, Michael Bolton, Donna Summer, KRS One, Eric B and Rakim, Ronny Jordan, etc. Conducted recording, mix sessions, post-production in the Pro Tools based digital / analog studio The Red Room. Client service include advising companies, recording studios and film makers in audio project management, operations improvements and video production. Advised on launch plans, content strategy, marketing strategy to maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace. Review, edit, scripting, casting and acquisitions for projects. Negotiating with talent, talent management. Account management, deadline-driven and operating budget conscious. Processing P.O.’s and Invoices. Key player in budget development focusing on maintaining profitability. Social media content production for optimum listener / viewer engagement. Passionate about content creation for digital marketing and advertising campaigns. Producer, Composer, Sound Designer, Mixer - BollyDreaming, Stranded, Unknown, The Misadventures of Six and Songo, I’m Not the Hero

  • 2017 - 2018
    Sports Business Media Group

    Director of Audio Media and Technology

    Focus on strategically direct creative, technical specifications for audio and video teams. Managing Producer of all podcast series daily and weekly. Creatively mix all content for music and sound design, establishing brand and consistent quality product. Established strategic platform partnerships. Reviewed and research news content for Podcasts, vetting show pitches reviewing scripts with editorial team and reporters. Coaching and directing narrators and guests. Strategically source and implement servers and computers for end users as well as creative and productivity software. Interface with numerous stakeholders for interviews and process development. Collaborating and supervising across functions, program development and determine marketing strategy. Setting and maintaining schedules of staff, facilities and locations. Delivering on time, providing feedback, QC, logging updates, budget management. Interviewing, scheduling. Oversee staff, vendors, training and mentoring. Hiring of freelance writers, reporters and producers.

Education

  • Full Sail University

    Music and Video Production

    Studied Audio Engineering, Video Production, Sound Reinforcement, and Studio Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Berklee College of Music

    Music Production and Engineering

    Studied Music Production and Engineering, left to attend Full Sail for more practical, hands on experience.