Content Producer (Get Creative), BBC Radio Wales
Radio Wales is working with Get Creative , a campaign run by a group of cultural organisations to celebrate and support the everyday creativity happening in homes and public spaces. From guerrilla gardening in your street to paint by numbers in your local library, via nail art, yarn bombing and singing in a choir we’re building an actively creative UK that caters for every one of every age, background and ability.
Get Creative aims to inspire people to try something new at home or at a Get Creative event and to encourage people to share their own examples of everyday creativity. The campaign works with Get Creative Champions to create participatory events that are accessible for everyone and to develop local networks that create new collaborations and relationships.
Get Creative aims to engage with those who would benefit most from involvement, including people/listeners who feel the arts don’t currently form part of their lives. It will be a universal offer, particularly focusing on communities across Wales suffering multiple levels of disadvantage. It will have an older focus (50+) bearing in mind BBC Radio Wales demographic target audience.
Get Creative are looking to employ a Content Producer who would be based in Radio Wales on a 2 Day per week basis, on a 12 month contract. The post will be funded and Line Managed by Get Creative
Please contact the following for further details
- To produce regular themed ‘arts’ focused campaigns e.g. features, stories, interviews, discussions, case studies, promotional trails.
- To organise and co-ordinate a flag ship Get Creative Festival event for May 2019.
- To establish a Get Creative network of partners, stakeholders and groups
- To identify ‘cold spots’ and areas of multi disadvantage
- Organise meetings, interviews and campaign treatments
- Undertake relevant background campaign research
- Operate technical equipment and software e.g. editing software
- Identify a wide range of partners and supporters for involvement in planning/development.
- Produce a broad array of outreach activities to tie into campaign themes
- Work in effective collaboration with a wide range of campaign partners/stakeholders.
- Establish a small team of advisors to help with campaign planning and development e.g. co-production method
- Work with partner agencies to recruit a small cohort of volunteers to support programming
- To archive audio in an accessible format for easy ongoing promotional use or evidence.
- Produce all necessary health and safety paperwork including risk assessment.
- Produce campaign briefing papers, treatments and project reports in line with reporting requirements of funders/partners, including weekly updates for BBC Radio Wales and VA.
- Effectively brief BBC staff/volunteers on key campaigns to secure their support and buy-in.
- Produce back-up information sheets and contact data bases for signposting purposes.
- Maintain a local database of contacts/partners
- Produce or identify appropriate back-up support/resources
- Ensure that suitable promotional content is available for social media platforms e.g. photos, illustrations, case studies, personal testimony, quotes, audio.
- Monitor and evaluate output – through VA’s online system, ‘The Difference We Make’ and by linking into Nick Ewbank Associates – the current evaluators for Up for Arts/Get Creative.
Financial and compliance
- To lever-in pro bono or in-kind support wherever possible and to keep a record of this for accountancy purposes.
- To work with VA to lever in more financial aid or pro bono support for this project.
- To work collaboratively with VA colleagues to meet the organisation’s overall objectives.
- To attend regional staff team meetings and VA’s annual away day.
- Undertake any other tasks, training or appraisal recommendations as appropriate.
Common requirements of the post
- To contribute to the development and maintenance of a professional working environment within Voluntary Arts.
- To ensure adherence to Voluntary Arts policies and procedures, with reference to Equal Opportunities, Safeguarding, Health and Safety and GDPR.
- To work in a flexible manner and be willing to take on other duties as reasonably requested.
- To provide excellent customer care when dealing with external clients, partners and the public.
Are you the right candidate?
- Significant experience of speech-based radio, including editing content.
- Excellent ICT skills
- Good organisational and communication experience
- Experience of developing campaigns from conception to completion
- Good problem-solving ability, including finding solutions to difficult issues
- Excellent presentation skills
- Significant experience of running events or outreach activities
- Commitment to ‘grass root’ arts engagement and development
- Experience of managing and supporting volunteers
Special conditions of the post
- May need to work evenings or weekends to tie in with campaigns.
- Post based within BBC Radio Wales – Cardiff.
- 15 hours per week (flexible working structure and rota)
Content Producer (Get Creative), Radio Wales
Contract: 12 month contract – 2 days per week based in Cardiff – funded by Get Creative/Arts
For this role / Ar gyfer y swydd yma:
(d) Welsh language skills are not necessary / Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol
Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English. / Mae modd cyflwyno ceisiadau yn Gymraeg, ac ni fydd cais a gyflwynir yn Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na chais a gyflwynir yn Saesneg.
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