Station Sound Assistant Producer, Popular Music Hub
The Pop Hub Station Sound team create the on-air sound for the BBC’s popular music networks; Radio 1, Radio 2, 1Xtra, 6 Music and Asian Network. This includes imaging, trails, verbals and programme production such as Dance Anthems with Greg James and New Music Friday.
We have an opportunity to join the Pop Hub team as an Assistant Producer, based in Western House and NBH in London, W1. This is a key role working across all the popular music networks where accuracy, organisation and good people skills are as important as music knowledge and the latest production skills.
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.
6 Music brings together the cutting edge music of today, the iconic and ground-breaking music of the past 40 years and unlimited access to the BBC's wonderful music archive. Presented by a mix of eclectic and distinct presenters, 6 Music delivers unique programming with credible music and entertainment at its core.
Radio 2 is the UK’s most popular radio station, providing programming across varied musical genres, popular culture and entertainment. The output includes high profile and specialist presenters as well as speech and event production.
BBC Radio 1
Radio 1 aims to entertain and engage a broad range of young listeners with a distinctive mix of contemporary music and speech.
BBC Radio 1Xtra
1Xtra plays the best in contemporary black music, with a strong emphasis on live music and supporting new UK artists. Working closely together Radio 1 & 1Xtra look to connect the BBC with the next generation of young audiences and be the leading voice in young UK culture.
An Assistant Producer is a multi-skilled role which encompasses research, technical operations and radio production work. Assistant Producers generally work to Producers and/or Editors.
The Assistant Producer, Station Sound works across all the Pop networks. You’ll produce, and assist in producing, trails and imaging for all networks. You’ll also provide production support including booking and paying voice over artists, uploading material to social media sites, submitting music reports, archiving work and assisting in writing and co-ordinating verbal trails.
Are you the right candidate?
You will need to demonstrates passion for broadcasting to appropriate audience. Knowledge, understanding and passion of those subjects, which fascinate, entertain and appeal to this audience. A comprehensive knowledge relevant to the Pop Hub’s output (e.g. music, trends, heritage of music and popular & youth culture) is essential. You will also need an enthusiasm for radio and interest in interactive entertainment, with an innovative and imaginative in approach to ideas. You will have a good operational knowledge of broadcast equipment, live radio production and recent developments in programme-making methods. Experience of digital editing systems and multimedia platforms is desirable. You will need experience of writing clear and concise material for scripts and web sites, in a way that appeals to the audience. You will also need a good awareness of multi-media production processes and interactive software.
NB: All applicants are asked to provide a link to their audio demo (Mp3) which should last no more than 3 minutes, showcasing some of their most recent work. A space is provided on the application questionnaire for this.
12 month attachment/fixed term contract
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