BBC Radio 1 aims to entertain and engage a broad range of young listeners with a distinctive mix of contemporary music and speech; BBC Radio 1 aims to entertain and engage a broad range of young listeners with a distinctive mix of contemporary music and speech. Working closely together the stations look to connect the BBC with the next generation of young audiences and be the leading voice in young UK culture.
The successful candidate will be expected to have an understanding, passion and knowledge of a wide range of music genres featured on BBC Radio1; and an instinctive understanding and appreciation of modern youth culture and cultural trends.
This is a multi-skilled role working to the Radio 1 Music Team Editor and ultimately to Radio 1 & 1Xtra’s Head of Music. The Assistant Producer will be expected to develop the required range of skills through a combination of formal and informal training opportunities.
Are you the right candidate?
You will need a deep knowledge of, and passion for, music relevant to Radio 1’s young target audience. You will have a passion for broadcasting and an understanding of those subjects, which fascinate, entertain and appeal to young audiences. A good understanding of the Music Industry, particularly in the UK is important, along with experience of music scheduling software, digital editing systems and multimedia platforms. Good music industry contacts and ways of finding content from different sources is also key to this role.
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Contract type: Continuing contract
Location: NBH, 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.
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