Freelance Radio Presenter
Dates of Employment: January - April 2021 (16 weeks with potential of being extended)
Time commitment: Freelance, 20 hours per week (Mornings, 4 hours per day - Monday through to Friday)
Salary: £10 per hour
About Platform B
Platform B is Brighton’s next generation radio station broadcasting online since 2016 and on FM and DAB since the 1st October 2018. Directed by next generation DJs, producers and presenters, this not-for-profit radio station is re-imagining and diversifying the medium with an eclectic mix of music and youth programming from a studio based at the Green Door Store, an acclaimed music venue underneath Brighton railway station. Broadcasts flow from here as well as from multiple venues, public spaces and events across the city.
The Project - The Rising
Platform B has been awarded a grant from Youth Music to Launch The Rising - Brighton’s first youth-led breakfast radio show. The show will entertain, inspire and empower young people living through this extraordinary time with interviews, live music sessions and more. We are looking for three radio presenters and one radio producer to make up The Rising team. All members of the team will contribute towards planning for the show including: track selections, choosing guests to interview, news items (both local & national), topics to discuss on air and more. Outside of the show, all members of The Rising team will receive a monthly mentoring session from a music industry professional. You don’t need any prior experience working within the radio or the music industry to apply for this role - we will be running a training programme in early January 2021 (within paid hours) before the show launches.
The main duties and responsibilities of the Radio Presenter role are:
- Working alongside two other hosts to present a live morning radio show five days a week.
- Introducing music, guests and other items throughout the show
- Meeting with The Rising team to discuss & plan content for the show, including: news items, potential interviewees/special guests, topics to debate/ discuss and other relevant broadcast material
- Researching guests and preparing interview questions
- Interviewing guests (both live and pre-recorded)
- Generating and researching new ideas for the show
- Plan and rehearse shows
- Operate the studio desk and DJ software to cue up and play music
- Ensure the smooth running of the show
- Ensuring compliance with broadcast legislation and OFCOM guidance
- This opportunity is open to young people aged 18-25, as defined by the Youth Music Incubator
- Based in Brighton & Hove or surrounding areas in East Sussex
- A passion for radio and new music
- A broad range of interests including current affairs and politics
- An awareness of the online music landscape and social media trends
- The ability to generate creative and innovative ideas
- An organised team player with great communication skills
- The ability to operate well in a fast paced environment
Diversity and Equal Opportunities
We are especially welcoming of under-represented groups and are committed to making adjustments that would help you in applying or carrying out this role.
We are keen to recruit a diverse team, in particular those who are underrepresented in the radio and music industries. This includes, but is certainly not limited to, applications
- Women, trans and non-binary people
- Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people
- Disabled people
- Neurodivergent people
- Those from less advantaged socio-economic backgrounds
If you require any reasonable adjustments to be made to the application or interview procedures, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: if you need any information in a different format please contact us by emailing email@example.com.
Given current restrictions, you will be provided with equipment to enable you to work remotely should the need arise. Full discussions around safe working will be had during the interview process.
How to apply:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, including in your submission:
- Your full name (in the email subject line) plus ‘Application for The Rising - Presenter’
- A CV and cover letter
- A link to a 10 track playlist featuring your favourite current tracks (this could be via Spotify, Tidal, YouTube, Soundcloud or Mixcloud)
- A link / attachment of a video recording describing an idea for a feature on The Rising (max 2 minutes long) - mobile phone quality is welcome
- A link to any websites, social media accounts or previous work that you feel is relevant (previous experience is NOT required)
DEADLINE: Wednesday 9th December, 11:59pm
Interviews will take place between Monday 14th December - Friday 18th December 2020
About Youth Music’s Incubator Fund
This project is supported by Youth Music’s Incubator Fund, thanks to funding from players of People’s’ Postcode Lottery.
Youth Music is the UK’s largest young people’s music charity, wanting to equalise access to music: they focus on people who miss out because of who they are, where they live, or what they’re going through.
The Incubator Fund will enable music industry organisations to support people aged 18-25 to develop their careers and earn money through working in music. The focus of the fund is on the mutual benefit gained from bringing fresh thinking, creative and entrepreneurial new talent into a workplace or network. It will give 18-25 year olds the opportunity to deliver their own projects and receive support from music organisations through training, mentoring and networking.