Specialist Music Radio Producer

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Listen
Published
May 16, 2022
Location
Birmingham
Category
Job Type
England  
Remuneration
Paid
Closing Date
2022/06/03

Description

Have a passion for BBC Asian Network? Are you based in Birmingham? If you answered yes, carry on reading...

 

Listen needs a specialist music radio producer to develop and produce programming for BBC Asian Network in Birmingham.

 

Who are we?

The APAs 2021 Production Company of the Year.

Listen are the UK’s leading audio production agency working with the world’s biggest broadcasters, talent, brands and platforms on award-winning radio and global podcasts. Our clients include BBC, Audible, Spotify, Amazon Music, BMW, Vodafone, MTV, Comedy Central, Sky Bet and many more.

We passionately believe in the power of audio to tell the most compelling stories. We have produced over 3,500 hours of content in the past 12 months, enjoyed by millions of listeners all over the world.

 

The role

Salary Range: £26,500 to £34,000 (per annum pro rata)

 

Fixed term contract: 6 months starting 1 July 2022.

 

Listen’s Producers are required to take day-to-day responsibility for the production of one or more programmes and deliver them to the highest possible standard. Developing presenters and programme formats as required within the framework of the network’s priorities.

 

As a Listen producer you will be expected to continually deliver the highest editorial and production standards and be pre-emptive with practical, creative proposals for the content for which you are responsible. The key elements of the job are:

 

  • Plan and produce your show
  • Communicate with network teams and keep them informed with show prospects and promotion
  • Develop new ideas and formats for shows in line with network strategy
  • Attend relevant network meetings
  • Direct and creatively develop presenting talent in a broadcasting environment
  • Operate studios (during live shows and pre-records) including technical decision-making during live shows
  • All of the above will need to be done whilst upholding BBC values (as well as Listen’s) at all times

 

Who are we looking for? 

You’re someone with key producer-level credits, ideally on BBC, local and/or commercial network programming:

  • You have excellent communication skills
  • You’re great at developing and managing presentation talent
  • You can edit using Pro Tools, BBC VCS Dira, Audacity, Logic Pro X and/or Reaper
  • You’re meticulous by nature – particularly when it comes to forward planning, booking contributors, writing scripts, and delivering paperwork
  • You have a passion for and knowledge of a wide range of subjects from music to arts, current affairs, pop culture and politics
  • You’re a self-starter when it comes to making new contacts and maintaining good relationships with network commissioners and talent (and agents)
  • You understand the importance of health and safety practices and what is required to achieve best practice in this kind of role
  • You are happy working outside of standard office hours, including weekends
  • You have a natural ability to stay calm under pressure
  • You are in your element when reacting to fast-changing situations
  • You love radio
  • You possess high level technical skills ad experience
  • You have ideas and possess the ability to articulate them effectively
  • You are aware of Ofcom Broadcasting Code

 

Values

Listen values all people and ideas and continually strives to be a place where everyone and every view is welcome. Diversity and inclusion are of great importance to us. We welcome applications from the widest possible range of people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.

We are signatories of the Equality in Audio Pact, a host company of the Multitrack Fellowship scheme, and offer Diversity & Inclusion training to our team through Creative Access.

 

Location

This role will require working remotely (at home) and in BBC Studios (Mailbox) in Birmingham.

 

To apply

Please send your cv and a covering note letting us know why you think you’re perfect for this role to musicradiojobs@listen.co.uk

 

Deadline for applications is midnight on the 3rd June 2022