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BBC Radio 1Xtra plays the best in new black music, with a strong emphasis on supporting UK artists. Working closely with BBC Radio 1 and Asian Network, the stations look to connect the BBC with the next generation of young audiences and be the leading voice in young UK culture.
The successful candidate will be working predominantly on 1Xtra programmes, but may also be required to work across the wider Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network Production unit.
You’ll sit right in the heart of 1Xtra, whether in the studio making radio programmes alongside our presenters, making content for social media or working at events. You’ll provide support for producers and presenters, come up with ideas every day and be a champion for the music you love.
Are you the right candidate?
The number one thing you’ll need is a passion for the music played by 1Xtra including grime, afrobeats, hip hop, drill, R&B and dancehall, as well as an ear for other emerging sounds in black music. You’ll know who the key artists and tracks are, and be across all the main talking points in these musical worlds. You’ll understand what young people are saying about music, where they are saying it and what language they using when they chat. You’ll have an eye for everything that surrounds the music (the personalities and fashion for example) and already have ideas how to bring black music and culture alive for anyone listening or consuming 1Xtra though the radio,social media, via on demand or through videos.
You’ll work as part of a production team of presenter and editor so you’ll need to be able to get along with people from a wide range of backgrounds and be happy sharing and communicating ideas within the team. You’ll be expected to learn quickly on the job (don’t worry we’ll provide plenty of training) and deal with the pressure of working in a live radio environment. In addition, attention to detail and working to deadlines is important.
Attachment/fixed term contracts until June 2019 & 1 continuing contract
Interviews will be held on 4th & 6th December 2018
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