Head of Production – Radio X

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Global is one of the world’s leading media & entertainment groups and Europe’s largest radio company.  At Global, we work hard, we’re obsessed about the detail in everything we do and most of all we’re proud to be known for employing some of the best talent in the industry.

As the country’s leading commercial radio business, Global is home to some of the biggest and most loved media brands in the UK; Heart, Capital, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X​, Capital Xtra and Gold. Every week, Global brands reach more than 31 million people, including more than 25 million on the radio alone.

Global has more than 1,600 people working at 25 broadcast centres around the UK and offices in New York, Paris & Hamburg.  We’re a dynamic company who look for like-minded and passionate people to join the business.

Overall Purpose
The Head of Production at Radio X will be responsible for the crafting of the sound, voice, and tone of Radio X. Working closely with the Managing Editor and Executive Producers, you’ll be at the creative front of this exciting brand, producing station imaging, trails for station and client lead activity, sponsorships and more.

What you’ll be doing
Radio X is a station which houses outstanding talent in a rock’n’roll landscape. From artist focused programming to long form station activity, as the Head of Production at Radio X, you’ll write and produce imaging and trails which reflects the music we play and content we produce, as well as maintaining and developing imaging for the broader station sound. The Head of Production at Radio X works closely with the Branded Content department to write and produce commercial activity, finding the perfect balance between meeting client objectives and delivering brand integrityAs Head of Production, you will manage a small team of audio producers, delegating work whilst recognising and developing your team’s individual skills. You’ll also manage, direct and record voice over sessions with on-air talent and station voices. Working alongside the Managing Editor, programming team and commercial programmers, you’ll be be responsible for assessing, prioritising and planning the production workflow to meet the demands of the on air output. You will be across the housekeeping of station’s playout system, network drives etc, and be responsible for production admin including music reporting etc

You’ll have these skills and experience
Whilst your key skill should be a deep working knowledge of Pro Tools, you should also have a catalogue of creative radio writing work behind you. You should also be familiar with radio playout systems.You will have regularly worked closely with talent, and coached, produced and directed voice over sessions. You should have previously managed and coached a team, recognising and developing skills and ambition. Time management is key in this role, and you’ll have demonstrated an ability to prioritise workload within tight deadlines.Radio X is an exciting national radio station and brand, with high profile talent on air and expertise off air: we expect the Head of Production at Radio X should be at the top of their game.

On top of that, you’ll be someone who…
As Head of Production at Radio X, we’re looking for someone who is passionate about the music we play. You’ll love the indie bangers as much as you’ll be hungry to hear the next new thing. Radio X is also the home of some of the most talented broadcasters in the country, and you’ll be a fan of the content the station produces, understanding how it sits on the station, works as on-demand podcasts, and dove-tails with the music we play. Dedication, attention to detail, and the will to be the best are a must.

Supporting material
With you application, please include a 2-3 minute show reel of your recent work. We can accept a link, or an mp3.

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