Magic Broadcast Assistant

  • UK
  • London
  • Applications have closed.

Bauer Media

The BA will assist the Magic programming and breakfast show teams in the production of relatable, shareable and memorable content to increase time-spent-listening, reach and awareness.

Relatable – you will learn to know our audience inside out; you will be able to identify the stories, topics and cultural hot-spots which resonate most with our audience; you will understand how best to frame any topic so that it is delivered in a way that appeals to these listeners.

Shareable – to grow an audience we need to be more than just entertaining, we need to create content which can reach new listeners; content which can live outside the 6am-10am broadcast and be shared online, shared on social media and shared by word of mouth.

Memorable – every show should include moments that will be remembered by the listeners so we drive recall; the listeners should remember what Magic Breakfast did and want to tell their friends about it.

The role is based in Bauer Media’s national radio hq in One Golden Square, a vibrant centre of excellence which is home to great radio brands, passionate individuals and powerful teams working together to create radio and digital content which excites and delights audiences across the UK.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Be on the continual look out for content from all avenues relevant to the audience
Producing and editing features for broadcast
Script, record, edit and prepare for broadcast pre-recorded segments
Managing scripting and studio work for features and competitions
Offer creative ideas for show features and links
Working with the digital & social team to engage the audience and create compelling content
Writing scripts
Editing clips for promos
Maintaining audio archive with key worded database
Preparing highlight reels
Researching for links, features, projects and interviews
Taking calls and selecting the best listener generated content for broadcast
Hosting interviewees and studio guests
Operate the studio when other members of presentation and production are broadcasting from a remote location
Holiday cover for show producers
Assisting producers and presenters in the broadcast of shows and features
Administrative support, such as prize fulfilment and travel logistics


Desired Attributes

Able to work anti-social hours, specifically at breakfast time
A desire to understand the target audience so that you can create content with greatest appeal to those listeners
A desire to keep asking yourself ‘could we make this even better?’
An up to date interest in current entertainment culture and mainstream arts
Able to master operation of studio equipment to a high standard
A confident communicator with the ability to turn ideas into practical solutions
Ability to work well under pressure
Able to multi task
Team player
Excellent organisational skills & ability to thrive in a fast paced environment
Experience of working in a radio studio
Experience of using digital editing software, preferably Adobe Audition
An understanding of audio playout systems, preferably Zetta

The hours of this role will be 7am to 3:30pm weekdays, but may be subject to change in future.

If you are interested, please contact us by email at with a copy of your CV, along with a covering letter telling us why you would be perfect for the role.

Closing date for applications is: Wednesday 20th March 2019.

Please note: Magic is also recruiting a new ‘Production Assistant’ role, the details of which can be found at , you are welcome to apply for both roles.


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