Devonstream Playlist Producer/Presenter
This is a six-month, part-time opportunity for a young person aged 18–25.
Devonstream is a not-for-profit online station celebrating audio culture in Devon, south-west England. The station features an eclectic rolling playlist of new and established music, stories, poetry, podcasts and soundscapes. Everything we play has a connection to the county.
Devonstream Playlist will be a series of radio programmes and podcasts that showcase new music from Devon artists, across a wide range of genres. We are looking for a producer/presenter to lead this project and be its public ‘voice’.
The Devonstream Playlist producer/presenter will be the main person organising, managing and presenting the Devonstream Playlist project.
This job includes both presentation and behind-the-scenes project management. It would suit someone with excellent organisation and marketing skills and a desire to develop a career as a presenter, journalist or producer.
- Marketing, using a variety of techniques:
- Creating a campaign that will reach local musicians and encourage them to share their music.
- Creating a campaign that will reach the wider public and encourage them to listen.
- Listening to uploaded music and building playlists containing a good mixture of tracks representing different backgrounds and musical styles.
- Looking out for opportunities to create additional content, for example artist interviews; gig/event listings.
- Planning, researching and recording voice links to connect all of the tracks together.
- Editing the music and links together into a complete programme. Scheduling the programme for broadcast on Devonstream’s playout system.
- Organising their own work and keeping in regular communication with the rest of the team, so we all know what’s going on.
Who are we looking for?
We have no pre-conceived ideas about what the producer/presenter’s voice should sound like. They could be of any gender, from any background.
The job-holder will be the public voice of Devonstream Playlist, but they’ll also need to be an excellent listener. They’ll have a clear and friendly tone, and a great ear for what will work well in the programmes. There might be lots of messages and music to keep on top of, so they’ll need great organisation skills too.
In addition, we’re looking for someone with:
- A love of music and other arts/cultural activity, with respect for all genres and styles
- An interest in (and ideally some knowledge of) Devon’s music scene
- A desire to develop a career in music, broadcasting or a related field
- A keen eye (and ear) for detail
- Basic IT skills (email, web searching, word processing, spreadsheets, etc)
- A commitment to diversity, equality and environmental sustainability
This role will help the job-holder to:
- Develop their team working and project management skills
- Build their professional network in the music and media industries
- Develop a portfolio, showreel or demo that helps them take the next step in their career
It’s important to say that we’re looking for someone with the right attitude and a desire to learn and develop. No formal training, qualifications or previous experience in this industry is necessary. We can teach the successful job-holder everything they need to know and provide all the equipment they will need.
This job is open to 18–25 year olds with the right to work in the UK. Please see our questions and answers page for more details.
This is a six month contract, for 17 hours per week, with a wage of £11 per hour. We anticipate the six month contract will run from May–November 2023. Working arrangements can be flexible, although some travel within Devon will be required. Please see our questions and answers page for more details.
How to apply
The closing date for applications is Friday 14 April 2023.
Devonstream’s Sessions and Playlist projects are supported by Youth Music’s Incubator Fund thanks to funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.