Producer (Curator) x 2, BBC Sounds Music Mixes

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July 1, 2020
London or Salford
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The BBC Sounds Music team sits at the centre of all music activity in BBC Sounds. Working as part of the broader BBC Music family the team lead on developing the music mixes format. Curators also support On Demand format trials with Radio Networks, live music propositions, Extensions, and Radio Glastonbury. BBC Sounds brings together the BBC’s live and on demand radio, music and podcasts into a single personalised app. Music mixes are a new on demand music service from the BBC, guiding the listener to new music, soundtracks of the biggest shows and mixes suited to the audiences moods and needs.

Curators work with the wider Mix Production team to grow the existing Sounds mix brands and develop new formats: targeted and youth audience need states. Curators lead on brand identity, and building strategies to reach audiences in partnership with Radio Production, Music Teams, Marketing, Press and Social. They curate and edit the music within the mix and are responsible for the overall listening experience including imaging, liners and additional audio elements. They will also manage relationships between the mix team and Radio Networks’ Talent and Production. In addition to their mix output the Curator will be expected to contribute ideas on broader music initiatives in BBC Sounds including themed seasons, festival coverage, extensions and new concepts to meet the audience.

To be successful in the role, you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience in using music software such as Dira and TUPAC, to programme a variety of Mixes and Playlists on a weekly basis.
  • Evidence in your ability to create strong relationships with Radio talent and Production teams and develop Mix formats connected to them.
  • Demonstrate a deep knowledge and experience across the full range of contemporary music genres.
  • Developed knowledge of BBC Radio’s output and that of its competitors in commercial radio and streaming services.
  • Demonstrable passion for broadcasting to appropriate audience, and knowledge of those subjects which fascinate, entertain and appeal to this audience.
  • Innovative and imaginative approach to programme ideas and ability to motivate colleagues to take creative risks within parameters
  • Experience in spotting changing trends within the contemporary music culture.