Producer, Asian Network (Nadia Ali Show) - Part-time

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

Job Introduction

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants.  Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.  


BBC Asian Network is a National digital radio station with a strong focus on music, entertainment and news – for our our primary target audience of 18-34 year old British Asians. This young audience accounts for 1 in 10 of all 18-34’s in Britain today.

We have a commitment to new British Asian music, by way of our scheduled daytime music, Specialist music shows and via initiatives such as BBC Introducing. Additionally, we offer original journalism and discussion around the issues that matter to our audience.

For anyone inspired by British Asian culture or their Asian heritage, BBC Asian Network offers a unique platform for creativity, entertainment and impactful debate. We represent and reflect the breadth of our increasingly younger audience with a bold, authentic and agenda-free sound.

Role Responsibility

Radio Producers co-ordinate the content of a programme.  You will control the creative aspects of the show and are often closely involved in the business and technical sides too.  A Producer may not appear on the air themselves but play a key part in creating what listeners hear.  You will be involved in generating and researching ideas for programmes; pitching for commissions; developing content and writing material for scripts, bulletins and links. The successful candidate will source potential contributors and interviewees as well as present programmes for both pre-recorded and recorded output.  You will also develop innovative ways to engage with existing and potential audiences and maintain an up to date understanding of digital platforms.

The Ideal Candidate

In addition to your knowledge of the British Asian audience and youth audiences in general, you will have a good understanding of Asian Network’s output coupled with knowledge and understanding of BBC and external policy and guidelines. You'll have knowledge of techniques of audio and content production and its use on multiple platforms with an ability to develop creative ideas, which engage diverse audiences in a demanding creative environment.  In addition to this, you'll have operational knowledge of broadcast equipment, live radio production and recent developments in programme-making methods.

Package Description

Grade 7-9


12 month attachment/fixed term contract


Part-time - 7 hours per week (1 day)

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 under-represented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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