The BBC Sounds Music team sits at the centre of all music activity in BBC Sounds. Working as part of the broader BBC Music family the team lead on developing the music mixes format. Curators also support On Demand format trials with Radio Networks, live music propositions, Extensions, and Radio Glastonbury. BBC Sounds brings together the BBC’s live and on demand radio, music and podcasts into a single personalised app. Music mixes are a new on demand music service from the BBC, guiding the listener to new music, soundtracks of the biggest shows and mixes suited to the audiences moods and needs.
The BBC Sounds Music team is recruiting 2 producers (curators) to report to the Editor of BBC Music.
Curators work with the wider Mix Production team to grow the existing Sounds mix brands and develop new formats: targeted and youth audience need states. Curators lead on brand identity, and building strategies to reach audiences in partnership with Radio Production, Music Teams, Marketing, Press and Social. They curate and edit the music within the mix and are responsible for the overall listening experience including imaging, liners and additional audio elements. They will also manage relationships between the mix team and Radio Networks’ Talent and Production. In addition to their mix output the Curator will be expected to contribute ideas on broader music initiatives in BBC Sounds including themed seasons, festival coverage, extensions and new concepts to meet the audience.
The Ideal Candidate
To be successful in the role, you will need to demonstrate the following:
- Experience in using music software such as Dira and TUPAC, to programme a variety of Mixes and Playlists on a weekly basis.
- Evidence in your ability to create strong relationships with Radio talent and Production teams and develop Mix formats connected to them.
- Demonstrate a deep knowledge and experience across the full range of contemporary music genres.
- Developed knowledge of BBC Radio’s output and that of its competitors in commercial radio and streaming services.
- Demonstrable passion for broadcasting to appropriate audience, and knowledge of those subjects which fascinate, entertain and appeal to this audience.
- Innovative and imaginative approach to programme ideas and ability to motivate colleagues to take creative risks within parameters
- Experience in spotting changing trends within the contemporary music culture.
Contract type: 2 x 9 month attachment/fixed term contracts
Location: May be based in London, or MediaCity UK, Salford
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.
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