Head Of Production
Love music, love radio? Folded Wing are looking for a brilliant person to a fill a vital new role in our award-winning team.
We need a Head of Production – this full time role will be a senior editorial figure who can make world-class, imaginative audio content; inspire and guide younger producers and build connections with a wide range of clients.
Folded Wing produce a range of programmes and podcasts for the BBC and commercial clients – including Jamie Cullum’s Radio 2 jazz show, Romesh Ranganathan’s For The Love of Hip-Hop; New Music for New Parents for BBC Sounds; BBC Introducing for Radio 1 and The Selector for the British Council.
This role requires experience, skill but above all passion. A love of music is at the heart of everything we do.
Full job descriptions below. If you think you’re the right person to join our team, send a CV and a covering letter to
firstname.lastname@example.org (With job title in the subject)
In the covering letter tell us about three things – something you’ve done that you’re really proud of; something made by Folded Wing that you really love – and why; and the radio programme you’d love to make.
The role of the Head of Production is to produce and oversee the creation of audio and visual content – for radio programmes, podcasts, mobile and other platforms. They work alongside the CEO to research, find, pitch for and manage new business. They are the creative lead on all FW projects. They will give help and assistance to other team members, ensuring the content they produce complies with all relevant BBC or other regulatory guidelines and legislation. They will be expected to advise on matters of potential controversy and provide editorial advice. They report to the CEO.
An in-depth knowledge of music and experience of high-quality audio production. Highly organised, able to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision, flexible and multi-skilled.
You'll have excellent digital production skills and the ability to produce audio and other content to BBC Network standards. You will be comfortable providing support and training to other team members and will have the skills to help manage other members of staff. The ability to represent Folded Wing to a range of clients and artists and maintain excellent relations across the industry.
Reports to: CEO
To produce audio and other digital content for a range of clients
To oversee the creation of audio & visual content
Support, train and develop junior members of staff
Establish a pool of appropriate freelance and casual production staff for appropriate projects
Help find the most efficient way to produce programmes and content
Keep FW demos and showreels up to date for pitching and client conversations
Understand editorial and legal compliance, and give support to other team members
Develop connections with BBC and other media outlets, and taking lead role in commissioning rounds and pitches
Assisting with the compilation, maintenance and recording of project expenditure, identifying areas of potential overspend
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
Skilled at a range of audio, digital and visual production techniques and of operational and administrative systems.
Familiarity with technical equipment and software in Radio/TV production
Detailed understanding of a range of music genres, and a passion for new music
Passion, knowledge, creative thought
Experience of developing new talent and contacts and maintaining relations with clients and artists
Demonstrate trustworthiness and ability to be left to own initiative
Ability to manage other team members