Assistant Audio Producer – Speech

[please note this is an example job role and not a live vacancy]

In radio, productions are classed either as music or speech. This role is about making programmes and podcasts that involve talking rather than playing music.

This is a middle-ranking role, and is designed here to be working with an independent audio production company, but similar roles exist within radio broadcasting.

Specific Responsibilities can include:

● Working on pitches (presentation of programme ideas) to BBC and commercial radio stations: drawing on expertise and contacts to pull together high quality documents

● Attending pitches and helping to prepare and present compelling written and audiovisual materials

● Working collaboratively to generate and develop ideas with colleagues

● Take responsibility for delivering to tight deadlines while maintaining the highest editorial standards

● Applying audio and video production skills to raise the level of current productions and new editorial proposals

● Identify new potential clients

What makes a good Assistant Audio Producer for Speech?

• An established track record working on successful commissions and making content for a wide variety of outlets you will draw on your understanding of the media landscape to fuel creative development and inventive programme making. Be used to working both alone and collaboratively, proactively completing tasks in order to meet production deadlines and help the team achieve strategic and commercial growth.

• A developed understanding of commissioning opportunities across radio and online. You can demonstrate a strong track record of generating your own ideas and developing ideas with colleagues that have gone on to be commissioned.

• An active interest in speech audio content – scripted and non-scripted – and have a keen eye for potential gaps. You will have growing experience writing high quality pitch documents and development reports.

• A strong communicator with effective planning and organising skills, with the ability to prioritise and consistently deliver to tight deadlines.

• Ability to draw upon your skills, contacts and expertise to offer assistance in the development and production of projects for radio networks and audio platforms.

For information about other roles, go to careers in audio production.