Music Producer Cover Vacancy – Listen
We have a vacancy for a full-time “cover” producer to work across a range of our most high-profile shows.
LISTEN is one of the UK’s leading audio production companies. We produce content for brands and broadcasters, formulate strategies for clients, and deliver the highest possible quality of content to millions of listeners around the world. We have 25 years’ experience behind us and a huge passion for the future of audio.
We make thousands of hours of content each year. Our radio output spans BBC and commercial networks from BBCR1, BBCR2, BBCR6M, BBCAsian Network to Scala and Greatest Hits.
The role in its initial phase is specifically designed to provide “cover” and support, as and when needed, for other Listen producers – as such, you might be needed on Radio 2 Early Breakfast one week and Panjabi Hit Squad on Asian Network the next. The cover producer will additionally provide permanent AP support to the full-time producer of The Huey Show (Radio6 Music).
Needless to say, that the cover producer will need to be flexible and adaptable and act confidently moving from show to show in a peripatetic manner.
The producer will take day-to-day responsibility for the production of the show and continually deliver it to the highest editorial and production standards - developing practical, creative proposals for the content of the show within the framework of the network’s priorities.
Key elements of the producer’s role:
- Plan and produce the show
- Communicate with network teams and keep them informed with show prospects and promotion
- Develop new ideas and formats for the show in line with network strategy
- Attend relevant network meetings
- Direct and creatively develop the presenter
- Operate studios (during live shows and pre-records) including technical decision-making during live shows
- All the above will need to be done whilst upholding BBC values (and Listen’s values)
Who are we looking for? You’ll be someone with producer-level credits on BBC and/or commercial network programming and you will have:
- Excellent communication skills
- A great ability to develop and manage presentation talent
- Already developed skills in editing using Pro Tools, BBC VCS, Audacity and/or Reaper
- A meticulous nature – particularly when it comes to forward planning, booking contributors, writing scripts and delivering paperwork
- A passion for and knowledge of a wide range of subjects from music to arts, current affairs, pop culture and politics
- A self-starter when it comes to making new contacts and maintaining good relationships with network commissioners and talent (and agents)
- An understanding of the importance of health and safety practices and what is required to achieve best practice in this kind of role
- A natural ability to stay calm under pressure
- The kind of personality that means you’re in your element when reacting to fast-changing situations
- A love of radio
- A high-level of technical skills and experience
- Loads of ideas and the ability to articulate them effectively
- An awareness of Ofcom Broadcasting Code
Listen values all people and ideas and continually strives to be a place where everyone is welcome.
If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this exciting role, then we’d love to hear from you. Please send your CV to email@example.com
Closing date: Midnight 27th September 2021