Music Radio Broadcast Assistant – Independent Production company

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

This is an entry level role.

This role typically involves providing practical assistance to producers and presenters to ensure that shows run as smoothly as possible. The Assistant undertakes key administrative activities as well as assisting in planning, researching and producing live and pre-recorded radio programmes.

This role is designed for working with an independent audio production company, but similar roles exist within radio broadcasting.

Responsibilities would normally include:

• undertaking general research for programmes

• general administrative duties to support the team

• arranging and overseeing guest visits

• maintaining up-to-date contact lists

• producing transcripts, programme logs and running orders

• recording programme costs

• archiving past programmes

• booking resources, facilities and equipment

• editing audio packages with digital editing software

• assisting with time-keeping and the recording of transmissions

• supporting the production team

• contributing to the creative input of a show

• Any other ad hoc duties required by the department/production team

What makes a good Music Radio Broadcast Assistant?

• good organisational skills

• a flexible attitude

• strong written and oral communication skills

• a keen interest in music

• a keen interest in radio

• computer literate and technically minded

• the capacity to work as part of a team

• the ability to plan, prioritise and work under pressure

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