Live Music Assistant Producer, Live Music & Events, Pop Hub

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Live Music & Events team within Radio delivers all live music and event activity across Radios 1, 2, 6 Music, 1Xtra and Asian Network, working closely with colleagues in BBC Introducing, and BBC Music.  The Live Music Assistant Producer is responsible for supporting the production management and technical and editorial delivery of all live music across the popular music stations.

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Role Responsibility

You will be working to your more senior colleagues produce and deliver Live Music broadcasts for festivals and sessions across the popular music network calendar and work with our partners for the provision of outside broadcasts, collaborating with others to share ideas and knowledge. You will operate broadcast equipment, portable recording equipment, self-operating studio equipment and digital editing and interactive systems. This includes ensuring that the sound quality broadcast is of a high standard. You will visit locations for proposed Live Music recordings and ensure the suitability and safety of the venue in consultation with relevant experts, and ensure all content accurately reflects the diversity of our society in line with diversity and portrayal guidelines.

The Ideal Candidate

You will need the ability to support a team on the delivery of the Live Music creative ambitions of a network to deliver the best content for our audiences, as well as have a proven passion for the range of output across Radios 1, 2, 6 Music, 1Xtra and Asian Network. Passion and interest for Live Popular Music and Events and understanding of the target audiences. You will need a passion and interest for Live Music, from a variety of environments including concerts, festivals and studio with knowledge of the available broadcast platforms. You will have an understanding of operating BBC Radio broadcast and ideally have knowledge Live Music sound equipment and technologies deployed both in studio environments and in OB Units. 

You will have a proven ability to deliver accurate and detailed information to a deadline. Experience of operating BBC broadcast systems for radio is essential as well as experience of dealing with talent, artists and contributors and strong relationships with the music industry. You will also have proven experience for communicating business updates, changes and initiatives and an understanding of BBC guidelines editorial compliance, technical, and health and safety.

Package Description

Band:     C
Contract type:    12 month attachment/fixed term contract
Location:   London

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

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

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.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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