Programming Assistant

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Vibe 107.6 FM
April 17, 2022
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This role is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to gain real hands-on experience of working behind the scenes in radio. 

The main objectives of the role are being responsible for Vibe 107.6 FM’s on-air sound:

  • To ensure that the station’s on-air sound meets programming objectives and listener demographics.
  • To ensure that the programming for all show timings is accurately maintained. 
  • Support the Assistant Programming Manager
  • Assist presenters in using the studios and playout systems. 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensure programming for each show is precisely timed through Zetta and plays out accordingly.
  • Run reports to ensure shows are broadcast as programmed identifying any necessary remedial action.
  • Be the first point of contact for Zetta, GSelector and Airwaves regarding technical issues.
  • Assist in modifying clocks in GSelector in response to scheduling requirements.
  • Assist in the recommendation, sourcing and loading of music and content for all playlists.
  • Help produce shows when necessary.
  • Work with the presenters to ensure the Vibe 107.6 FM sound is consistently delivered.
  • Help deliver outside broadcasts or events, in which Vibe 107.6 FM is involved.
  • Upload adverts to Zetta.
  • Schedule adverts and run reports in Airwaves.

Person Specification

You will have a passion for radio and understand the Vibe 107.6 FM sound. You must have the ability to communicate effectively, be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines and pay attention to detail. In addition, it is essential that you are a self-starter, have the ability to work as part of a team and be flexible in working hours.

With regards to qualifications, you must have at least 5 GCSEs or equivalent and it is desirable that you have 3 “A” levels or equivalent.

It is vital that you have experience of using playout software and of broadcasting at some level, as well as specialist knowledge of the theory or practical experience of broadcasting. Ideally, you will have an understanding of Watford and South West Herts.

Please note that as a non-for-profit radio station, this is a voluntary role and you must be over 18 years of age to apply. 

If you would like to be considered for this role, please email your CV and a cover letter detailing why you would be a perfect fit for this role to by midnight on Sunday 22nd May 2022.

Previous team members have gone on to work for Capital, talkRADIO, talkSPORT, BBC Radio, Heat, Heart, Kiss, LBC and TV channels Sky and E!