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Local Radio Administrator, BBC West Midlands

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

Job Introduction

BBC WM is an ambitious big city station bursting with personality, both digitally and on the radio.

We broadcast in the extremely strong news and sports patch of the West Midlands which includes Birmingham, Black Country, Solihull and South Staffordshire. We also work closely with News online, BBC Midlands Today and other BBC Birmingham departments.

Role Responsibility

As Local Radio Administrator, you will provide full administrative support to the local radio editor and management team. Day to day you will be responsible for everything from logging music, managing vendor relationships, supporting station events and programmes.  You will look after the Radio Times and online billings, the station schedule, respond to listeners’ telephone enquiries, letters and e-mails as well as organising regular checks on station cars.  

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who has knowledge of and love for local radio, with exceptional organisational, prioritisation and administrative skills. You will have experience of establishing and maintaining office administration procedures and juggling a busy work schedule, but always with the ability to remain calm, organised and focused under pressure. You will need to be an expert in the use of Word, Excel and SAP, previous finance experience is also highly desirable. 

 As well as being a superb communicator with tact and diplomacy, you’ll have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to handle sensitive information discreetly.  Ideally you will have some experience of rotas and managing timesheets.   You’ll love the idea of being part of a busy radio station, and keen to involve yourself in its output.


Package Description

Grade: 4D

12 month attachment/fixed term contract.  Please ensure you have your line manager's approval to apply for an attachment.

Job share and part-time applications are welcome for this role.  Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application. 


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. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC. 

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