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Agent

Agents find work for their clients, co–ordinating their contracts, and securing appropriate deals for them. They represent a roster of all types of performers, and cultivate relationships with industry decision–makers in order to persuade them to use their clients. Agents negotiate deals...

Programme

Broadcast Assistant

What is the job? The day to day activities of broadcast assistants differ between music and speech-based radio. The role also varies considerably from station to station, or programme to programme, in terms of the breadth of duties, and the balance between administrative and technical or production...

News

Broadcast Journalist (Radio)

Broadcast journalism is the collection, verification and analysis of information about events which affect people, and the broadcast and publication of that information in a fair, accurate, impartial and balanced way to fulfil the public's right to know in a democratic society. This happens across a...

Advertising

Commercials Producer

What is the job? Commercials production requires a combination of high level radio production skills with an understanding of the creative potential of radio and audio content, in order to market and sell products and services. Mainly based in commercial radio, commercials producers use their knowl...

Marketing

Marketing Executive (Radio)

What is the job? Marketing executives fulfil a range of both analytical and creative marketing functions: commissioning research and interpreting data about radio markets and audiences; maintaining contact databases for the station; designing and implementing innovative promotional campaigns and ev...

News

News Editor

What is the job? News editors have day-to-day control of news output, identifying stories, and selecting and commissioning material for bulletins or programmes. They set and drive the news agenda in line with the approach and style of particular radio stations or programmes and their audiences. N...

Programme

Producer

Responsibilities Producers have overall control on every aspect of a film's production, bringing together the Screenwriters, Director, cast, finances and production team. Their primary responsibility is to foster an environment in which the creative talents of the cast and crew can flourish. Produc...

Programme

Producer (Radio)

What is the job? Producers in music radio work in a range of stations and programmes catering for all musical tastes. Producers in speech radio work in all genres from topical talk shows to documentaries, drama and comedy. Wherever they work, producers are expected to understand the purpose and for...

Programme

Programme Controller/Programme Director

What is the job? Programme controllers are involved in the recruitment, training and development, and day-to-day management of all staff in the programming departments of radio stations, encouraging creativity and commercial awareness in their team. They coach presenters, and review their performan...

Performers

Radio Presenter

What is the job? Radio presenters present live or recorded shows, scripted and unscripted. They can be required to generate original ideas, carry out research, write scripts and links, work from a brief supplied by other members of a production team, conduct interviews with contributors in a studio...

News

Reporter (Radio)

What is the job? Radio reporters identify and research news stories before presenting them on air to a wide range of different audiences. Some of their work is office or newsroom-based, but they are expected to spend much of their time out and about gathering information, witnessing and recording e...

Sales

Sales Executive (Radio)

What is the job? The prime objective is to achieve agreed revenue targets on a regular basis. This involves selling the benefits of radio as an advertising medium to both media agencies and individual clients, requiring both creativity and a natural flair for sales. To achieve this, sales executi...

Performers

Singer

What is the job? Singers may specialise in certain styles, e.g., opera, classical, musical productions, country, rock and pop, etc., or they may be required to sing in a variety of different styles. Soloists are generally expected to arrive at the first rehearsal having learnt their music, and be...

Performers

Stand Up Comedian

What is the job? Stand Up Comedians must be able to formulate ideas for their act, and write their own material. Most of their research is unstructured, e.g., they may work from news items for topical material, or from their particular passions or interests, to develop their act. If they are worki...

Sales

Station Manager

The job title of Station Manager varies throughout the industry but is most relevant to local radio. In commercial radio the job title Station Director may also be used in reference to the manager of a local or national station. In some organisations a Regional Director may have responsibility for...

Advertising

Traffic Manager

What is the job? Radio traffic managers run traffic teams, whose purpose is to accurately schedule commercial airtime and station promotions, and to produce data analysing the effectiveness of campaigns for the sales team and clients. Managers coordinate the work of traffic executives and assistant...

Performers

Variety Artist

What is the job? Variety Artists entertain people of all ages and backgrounds, working all over the UK and in other countries. They usually write their own material, devise their own acts, and run their careers as small businesses. Many make their own props, or source specialist suppliers. As they...