Producers and Assistant Producers, Times Radio (casual)

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News UK - Times Radio
November 8, 2021
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We are Wireless. Our people create award-winning national and local radio and podcasts which have become destinations for millions of listeners across the UK, Ireland and beyond. Our success is rooted in delivering content our audiences love.

Times Radio is a new voice in national speech digital radio that has been making waves since launching in June 2020. We have now celebrated our first set of RAJAR audience figures, with 637,000 listeners each week. Now we want to build on that success by expanding our pool of casual Producers and Assistant Producers. Since our launch Times Radio has built up a strong reputation for providing well-informed, thoughtful, intelligent and useful news, analysis and discussion, covering the key stories of the day. We combine the peerless journalistic expertise of The Times and The Sunday Times with the deep speech radio and podcasting experience of Wireless to create a station that listeners are enjoying in ever-greater numbers. We have a world-class line-up of presenters and excellent guests, who enjoy the fact that we minimise interruptions and prioritise conversation over confrontation.

Your role: As a Producer on Times Radio, you will shape and studio produce live news programmes presented by high-profile presenters ranging from John Pienaar to Mariella Frostrup, to create intelligent speech radio that is a compulsive and engaging listen.

As an Assistant Producer, you will work for the programme Producer to originate story ideas and suggest and book guests and treatments.

Day to day you will:

  • Shape the structure of live news programmes, ensuring the right mix of news, discussions and features
  • Come up with topical ideas for interviews, guests, features and discussions
  • Research, book and write briefs for guests and stories
  • Work with on-air presenters to studio produce the live show
  • Respond to audience interaction and breaking news during the show
  • Manage team members, setting them tasks and giving feedback as needed
  • Source and edit audio
  • Take on other production tasks as required for the show
  • Turn around the best news lines for digital and external impact
  • Come up with ideas for future shows

What we’re looking for from you:

  • An experienced journalist who loves news and current topics of conversation (from world affairs to arts and culture), and who oozes ideas on a daily basis
  • A great track record in live radio production and an ear for great audio
  • A creative mind and ability to think differently
  • Strong people skills with the ability to inspire and lead small teams and work closely with presenters
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure
  • A trusted pair of hands with an excellent understanding of relevant compliance and legal issues

What's in it for you?

You will be joining a talked-about radio station where we cover the biggest stories and most engaging talking points. You will help us find informed and likeable guests; working with presenters who are warm and witty - you will contribute to a station that will help listeners hear the world differently.

Equal opportunities:

We are a diverse team and strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential. We want to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised, utilised and celebrated.

News UK is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equal opportunities for all its employees and applicants. We oppose all forms of discrimination in the workplace.

We thrive when we champion diversity and inclusion. We make better decisions, we’re stronger and happier, and it’s the right thing to do.