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The British Forces broadcaster is looking for a talented and multi-skilled Station Sound and Music Manager to join our brilliant team. If you’re excited about the prospect of moulding an excellent music and station sound offering, to make a positive difference to the morale of our audience, then this is a unique career opportunity.
We want you to help to shape our sound within a 70% music, 30% speech format. The audience is a community of interest (the UK armed services and their families) with a core demographic of 18 to 35 with a slight male skew. We have a variety of stations, locally and nationally in the UK as well as overseas.
To be successful in this role you will already be adept at scheduling music across multiple channels, preferably with knowledge of Autotrack 4 software and will have experience of liaising with PRS, MPCS and PPL. You will be accustomed to forging and maintaining great relationships with music labels, industry organisations and presentation teams. You’ll be a natural collaborator, able to identify and work with internal and external stakeholders, adapting your style where necessary. You’ll also be a competent sound producer, that understands how music, promos and imaging makes radio sound even better. Radio presentation skills are desirable but not essential.
You will be able to demonstrate that you’re resourceful, innovative, flexible and reliable, with bags of creativity and enthusiasm.
The base for this job is flexible (including home working), but you will be required to travel on occasion to various locations when required.
We ask a lot from our staff. In return, we’ll give you the chance to influence our future and develop your abilities in a creative, non-commercial, ideas-led environment. There will be plenty of support to develop your talents to their fullest potential and to share your skills and experience with us. We have a generous leave scheme, a 6% employer contribution to a fully portable pension plan and a range of salary and other benefits we’d be happy to chat to you more about.
For the right candidate – this is a rare opportunity to contribute to the production of exceptional radio for an extraordinary audience in a management role.
Please send your CV and a covering letter, explaining why you’re the right person for this role and detail your salary expectations, to [email protected]. It would be helpful if you could also tell us where you heard about this role. If you’re also a presenter, we’d like a demo of no more than 3 minutes, showing the full range of your presentation skills.
Closing date: Monday 7 September 2020
Interviews are likely to be held online in the week commencing 14 September 2020
We thank you for your interest and application. We can’t guarantee being able to respond to all applicants, therefore, if we do not contact you within 21 working days of your application, you have not been successful at this time.
BFBS is a military charity and media organisation with a mission to inform, entertain, connect and champion the UK serving military, their families and veterans.
We have been keeping the serving military connected and in touch for over 75 years, building morale and offering those serving overseas a valuable connection to life back home. We help them feel happier, know what’s going on around the world, share experiences and build communities.
Today, our TV, radio and digital platforms offer entertainment, news, sport and information services to the Armed Forces, their families, veterans and anyone interested in the military.
In recent years, building on our in-depth knowledge of the military and our digital, media and technological innovation expertise, we have also developed value-for-money commercial services for the military and other government clients. These include digital and creative services, a training and development academy, and pioneering technical media and communication solutions that work even in the most extreme environments.
Why work for us?
BFBS is an exciting and rewarding place to work. We are committed to looking after our people, helping them to develop their skills and build successful careers.
So, whether your background is military, media, digital, broadcast – or perhaps something else – if you want to work with talented and passionate colleagues to help us in our mission to entertain, inform, connect and champion the UK Armed Forces, please take a look at our current vacancies.