Producer / Co-Ordinator

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Express FM
September 21, 2020
Job Type
Closing Date


As our city starts to emerge from lockdown, we want to help Portsmouth tackle the challenges of the months ahead. We want to use our output, our training capacity and our partnerships to promote wellbeing. With support from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, our project is called Connecting for Wellbeing. We plan to:

  • broadcast creative, sensitively produced, messages around mental health, finance and other issues, scheduled across all output
  • broadcast special programmes looking at all aspects of wellbeing (mental, physical, financial, social)
  • be the media partner for other organisations’ events (physical or virtual) that support wellbeing
  • encourage Portsmouth people to engage in community activities and create their own
  • celebrate the good things about life in Portsmouth, and ask the questions that will help tackle the less good
  • train volunteers to contribute to the project, boosting their confidence and transferable skills along the way

The Producer / Co-Ordinator role

Reporting to the Station Manager, you will:

  • work alongside radio station colleagues and external partners to plan and execute the project
  • create or commission the output described above
  • recruit and train volunteer contributors
  • keep the project focused, and keep a record of what it achieves

The post is offered as a full-time role, but flexible working is welcome. It’s a fixed-term contract of 6 months, starting as soon as possible. The salary is £1,500 per month.


JOB TITLE:    Producer / Co-Ordinator 

(D=desirable, E=essential)


  • Educated to at least ‘A’-level (or equivalent) D


  • Accustomed to working without supervision on own initiative E
  • Accustomed to dealing effectively with a wide range of people E
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in professional or volunteer radio E
  • Familiar with broadcast technical equipment and procedures E
  • Has made radio feature content E
  • Has presented live self-operated radio output D
  • Has delivered radio skills training to groups or individuals D

Skills and Abilities (all E)

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and spoken
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Able and willing to work flexibly to meet the demands of the work (including working outside office hours)
  • The ability to spark and sustain enthusiasm
  • The imagination to create something new and different

Values (all E)

  • A commitment to our Core Values, as published in our online ‘Public File’
  • Open-minded
  • Has a clear vision of the sensitivities of the wellbeing subject areas and of radio’s potential to make a positive difference

To apply email Station Manager Miles Henson You should attach:

  • your c.v. (including details of two referees who we can contact after the interview but before appointment)
  • a covering letter, explaining how you meet the Person Specification for this job.
  • An mp3 audio attachment of a 40 second public-information radio spot, voiced by you, aimed at helping people who may be suffering from anxiety. This will be text-only so it's a simpler style than we're likely to transmit, but we want to hear what approach you will take to making this kind of content (i) genuinely helpful and (ii) suitable for repeated transmission in mainstream output.

The closing date for applications is October 1st 2020.  Short-listed candidates will be asked to attend for interview in Portsmouth and we would ideally like the successful applicant to start work during October. Any job offer will be subject to a successful Disclosure and Barring Service check.