Freelance Content Assistant, BBC Music Introducing - Scotland
We are looking for a Content Assistant who shares our love of music and radio to work on the brand new show ‘BBC Music Introducing in Scotland’.
BBC Music Introducing in Scotland will champion the next wave of unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar Scottish talent. The new show, hosted by Shereen Cutkelvin and Phoebe Inglis-Holmes, will launch on Friday 9th October and can be found on Radio Scotland and BBC Sounds from 8-10pm on Friday evenings.
If you are obsessed with youth culture - especially music, gigs, social media and of course radio - then we are interested in hearing from you.
This is a production position working for BBC Introducing.
At BBC Music Introducing, our sole purpose is to push forward unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar UK talent, from spoken word poets, Grime MC, DJ’s/producers, singers or bands. You will need to have passion for new music and grassroots gigs and venues in Scotland.
We are dedicated to giving new artists career-propelling opportunities. We are coming up to one million tracks (and counting!) uploaded to BBC Music Introducing, and over 250,000 registered artists. The journey starts with airplay on BBC local radio, then onto Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, 6Music, The Asian Network and Radio 3. We also give artists the chance to perform on the legendary Introducing stages at key festivals including SXSW in Texas, Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Latitude, Winter Jazz Festival in New York, Reeperbahn in Germany and many more.
Our platform has elevated some of the UK’s most prolific artists such as Chvrches, Nao, Loyle Carner, Celeste, Easy Life, Lewis Capaldi, Idles, Arlo Parks and Georgia.
The successful candidate will be expected to have an understanding, passion and knowledge of a wide range of the music genres and understanding of all 6 BBC Radio networks (Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, 6Music and The Asian Network) that Introducing works with.
As a Content Assistant (CA), you'll be a key member of production, providing a mixture of administrative and creative support as needed to enable the team to produce first-class content for our audience.
You are a key point of contact between programme makers, our contributors and audiences. The role allows you to be creative in making social media content for the show, putting on events and panels, coming up with features and ideas for on air and building on other skills you already have, whether that’s filming, photography, producing or presenting.
The role will involve listening to the uploader on a weekly basis to find new up and coming talent of all genres. Using your knowledge of music you will work with the team to forward artists for national and international festivals as well as airplay on Radio 1, 1Xtra, 6 Music, Radio 2, Radio 3 and Asian Network. You could be the first to hear the next global success.
The role will also involve management of social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok) using your creative input and skills to increase the following on these social accounts.
This support could take a range of forms, including uploading and maintaining website content, editing audio, video and/or images, you will be key in the delivery of our PRS legal requirements (Performing Rights Society – Music Reporting) and ensuring the acts being played are a fair representation of diversity and gender balance, keeping in-line with the BBC’s 50:50 initiative.
We don't expect you to know how our systems work, we will train you when you join. We are looking for someone who is keen to learn, excellent at planning and organisation but above all is passionate about supporting new UK artists and venues.
The role will rapidly familiarise you with the end-to-end process of commissioning, producing, and delivering content on a large scale, enabling you to work towards future progression into content production roles.
This is a new position for the station so there's an opportunity for you to shape the role
Are you the right candidate?
This position would suit somebody interested in building a career in radio content production/presenting and/or the wider music industry. We’re looking for someone and who can already demonstrate an interest in Introducing, music and radio, this need not have been professional - you may have produced content as part of a school, college or university project, work experience, voluntary work or have gained experience of working at a uni radio station, creating blogs and YouTube videos. You will be expected to have an understanding, passion and knowledge of a wide range of the music coming through the Scottish music scene.
You will have excellent problem-solving skills and a keen eye for detail, especially with written material and images.
As this role will involve working proactively to meet time sensitive demands, with a wide range of stakeholders, you should also have excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a team. Using your initiative will be encouraged!
You should have good online literacy and be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for the latest technologies and content formats.
You could be unearthing some of the future headliners. This is an unmissable opportunity. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please note that the application process will only ask you to upload a CV. Once the role has closed, we will then ask you to answer 3 role specific questions in a video application. If you are uncomfortable with this or need any reasonable adjustments please contact Resourcing@bbc.co.uk
Should you have any queries or want to find out more about the role before you apply, please contact Millie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Contract type: Freelance position
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