Producer, Music Team – BBC Asian Network

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December 2, 2021
Mailbox, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Job Introduction

BBC Asian Network’s mission is to entertain and engage a broad range of young listeners with a distinctive mix of contemporary music and speech. We reflect the lives and interests of 18-34 year old British-Asians and look to connect them with the BBC. At Asian Network we play the best music that is relevant to our young audience, from Asian to broader contemporary music. We provide a platform for supporting new Asian artists, with a strong emphasis on live music. We offer the best in new music, events, news, documentaries, social action campaigns and are the leading voice in young British-Asian culture.

Role Responsibility

As Producer for BBC Asian Network Show key responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Head of station/Editor and implementing the network’s music policy, including the creative process that results in the Asian Network playlist
  • Using music scheduling software such as Powergold, to programme a variety of daytime shows across Asian Network as required
  • Work with the Editor and Head of Station to ensure that the station’s DJs deliver the music policy with authenticity, accuracy and enthusiasm
  • Work closely with the Live Music & Events team to develop events and opportunities for live music across the network, as well as helping deliver live music projects to air
  • To spot changing trends within the contemporary music scene and ensure that music policy reflects these as appropriate
  • To forge great links between Asian Network  and the music industry: record companies, artists and artist management, particularly in the UK
  • To represent internally and externally on all matters relating to Asian Network  music & music policy
  • To set and maintain appropriate analytical systems
  • To lead other team members and be the point of call when needed

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Deep knowledge and experience across the full range of contemporary music genres
  • An ability to interpret and use market and audience research data
  • Evidence of establishing and sustaining productive relationships in the music industry
  • Demonstrable passion for broadcasting to the appropriate audience, and knowledge of those subjects which fascinate, entertain and appeal to this audience
  • An innovative and imaginative approach to programme ideas and able to motivate colleagues to take creative risks within parameters
  • Good contacts and ways of finding content from different sources
  • Knowledge of techniques of audio and content production and its use on multiple platforms
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with a variety of people and teams
  • Ability to work flexibly and adapt to new ways of working

It goes without saying that you should also have an interest and passion for BBC Asian Network!

Please click on the job description and read the appendix at the bottom for more information on this role

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: 12 month FTC/attachment
Location: Mailbox, Birmingham

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

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About the Company

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We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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