Producer, Music Radio

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Somethin' Else
March 18, 2021
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Somethin’ Else creates award-winning radio, podcast, TV, social and online content for an extensive and growing range of brands and broadcasters. We produce radio programmes for the BBC, commercial radio, podcasts and Audiobooks for a large, global audience.

We are looking for a producer to join our team to work on two specialist BBC radio projects for radio 1Xtra.

We are looking for experts in Black music and culture. The right candidate will live and breathe Black music. The best candidate will be regular radio listeners, and they will have the creative drive to grow young, diverse audiences on the programmes they work on.

We are particularly interested to hear from candidates with a strong knowledge of reggae, dancehall, R&B and Hip Hop.

This role will include live and pre-recorded programming, including use of studios at New Broadcasting House. The ideal candidate will have national or major network experience (in commercial or BBC Radio) and a passion for the specialist music covered on the show.

However, if you do not have radio experience but have a strong creative track record in social media or TV, then please do apply.

You must be able to demonstrate a brilliant knowledge and understanding of the shows you wish to produce, the music they feature, the BBC network and their audience and have previous experience delivering high quality social media and video content. You must also have excellent audio editing skills. In addition to regular programme production you would be expected to contribute to wider creative projects in radio, TV, social and other content production. Full training will be provided on unfamiliar systems, if required.


  • music programming
  • music reporting
  • studio production
  • talent management
  • client liaison
  • social media management
  • script writing
  • editorial judgement
  • managing assistant producers
  • generating ideas


  • previous experience as a network/national radio producer
  • used to working in a team and supporting co-workers, as well as managing assistant producers
  • strong editorial judgement and knowledge of the BBC’s editorial guidelines
  • excellent talent management skills
  • strong social media management and strategy skills including a good knowledge of Photoshop
  • good connections within the music industry
  • creative flare for ideas generation, both for a weekly show, and as part of the bigger picture.
  • excellent organisation skills
  • strong client liaison skills

For those selected for interview, the interview process will involve up to two interviews which will be conducted remotely via Zoom. This role is paying up to £30,000 per annum.

If you are interested in the role, please apply here by uploading your CV and a cover letter (or a piece of media if you’d prefer) explaining why you would like to work for us in this role. Applications close at midnight on 28th March 2021.

 Somethin’ Else is committed to equal employment opportunities and to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workforce. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of society and are open to discussing flexible or part-time working arrangements. 

 We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, people with disabilities and women, as they are under-represented in the business. If you have a disability or a need that we can accommodate in our hiring process, please let us know.