Music Radio Producer

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March 4, 2021
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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.

Listen values people and ideas and continually strives to be a place where everyone is welcome.

We have a vacancy for a full-time producer to work on some of our BBC music radio output.

Listen’s producers are required to take day-to-day responsibility for the production of one or more programmes and deliver them to the highest possible standard. Developing presenters and programme formats as required within the framework of the network’s priorities.

As a Listen producer you will be expected to continually deliver the highest editorial and production standards and continually develop practical, creative proposals for the content for which you are responsible. The key elements of the job are:

  • Plan and produce your show
  • Communicate with network teams and keep them informed with show prospects and promotion
  • Develop new ideas and formats for shows in line with network strategy
  • Attend relevant network meetings
  • Direct and creatively develop presenting talent
  • Operate studios (during live shows and pre-records) including technical decision-making during live shows
  • All of the above will need to be done whilst upholding BBC values (and Listen’s values) at all times

Who are we looking for?:  You’ll be someone with significant 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 natural propensity to be 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 your element when reacting to fast-changing situations
  • A love of radio
  • A high-level of technical skills and experience
  • Ideas and possess the ability to articulate them effectively
  • An awareness of Ofcom Broadcasting Code

If you think you’ve got what to takes to succeed in this role and that you’d enjoy being part of the Listen team, then we’d love to hear from you. Please send your CV along with an outline (max 250 words) of an idea for a feature that you would run on BBC Radio2  to

Closing date: Midnight 26th March 2021