Current Available Roles – Updated March 2o23
Brum Radio is growing: we are putting out more programming, more podcasts, and more mixes than ever before. To help us organise all this, we need more people behind the scenes as well. People who ‘get’ what Brum Radio stands for as an independent radio station and of course, people who love radio. If you think your skills and enthusiasm can help us build and grow the station, then please get in touch.
Please note we are unable to take on people for work experience/or work placements. We cannot offer volunteer roles to anyone under the age of 18.
Please note ALL roles are on a volunteer basis. At the moment we are especially looking for:
Head of Production
We are looking for a talented team-lead and problem solver to be our new Head of Production. In this role you will lead the production team, making sure all shows across the station run smoothly. You are a soundboard for our producers and are closely involved with content production – ready to step in to produce a show, should the producer be unable to.
- Live studio production,
- Listening to and sometimes outputting the shows you’re responsible for,
- Pitching or developing new feature/ show ideas
- Managing staffing and recruitment,
- Giving staff and presenter feedback,
- Analysing performance and figures,
- Future planning,
- Attending management meetings,
- Lots of problem-solving.
As it is quite a big job to take on, we would be happy to make this a shared position, with two people working closely together and each taking on a share of the work.
To apply please email your CV with the heading PRODUCTION HEAD to email@example.com
Head of Music
- Managing the playlist process for new music
- Working with your music team in dealing with all submissions and making sure that all relevant genres are covered
- Working with producers and presenters, ensuring they are sticking to our music policy
- Forward planning around the station’s music policy
- Liaising with labels and other external partners
- Ensuring that we are adhering to our music licence in terms of the music we play.
Like all roles at Brum Radio, this is a volunteer role. To apply please email us (including your CV) with the heading HEAD OF MUSIC at firstname.lastname@example.org
For several of our shows, we are looking for talented, enthusiastic producers. In this role, you will be responsible for one or several shows. You help set up the running order, organise guests, look after social media, upload the show to our listen again facility, and generally make sure the show runs like clockwork.
Do you have good interpersonal skills and an organised and creative mind? Do you have experience with social media? Are you able to donate your free time on a regular basis so you can take good care of ‘your’ show(s)? Do you have a real affinity with radio? Then please get in touch.
To apply please email your CV and a cover note with the heading SHOW PRODUCERS to email@example.com
We are looking for a graphic designer to join our team to help create marketing and social media assets to promote our Radio and Podcast content each week.
It’s a fun fast moving volunteer role between 3 and 5 hours a week and you will have a hand in controlling the appearance of the Brum Radio brand.
Strong Photoshop skills are a must.
To apply please email your CV and a cover note with the heading GRAPHICS to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our studio equipment is constantly in need of looking after, updating and improving. Is this something you have experience with or are interested in learning about? Our ideal studio technician likes a challenge: you enjoy being a troubleshooter and you are not fazed by a sudden buzz on the line. It would also be good if you live local to our Digbeth studio.
We would like our studio technician to do regular maintenance checks on our equipment and help us get updates and improvements in place and become an essential member of the team.
This role is perfect for anyone who likes working in a broadcast environment or who is looking to gain some hands-on experience in a studio.
To apply please email your CV and a cover note with the heading TECH to email@example.com
We are looking for a talented station guest booker to find guests for Brum Radio’s shows and podcasts. These will be musicians, authors, artists, comedians, presenters and more. You will be in charge of finding the perfect match between guest and show, of knowing who will be in town, who has something to promote, or who could bring some great conversation to the table. You’ll work closely with our producers in planning guests for their shows and podcasts.
Our ideal guest booker is a great and confident communicator, is not afraid of the phone, knows how to write good emails, can be patient (and tenacious) when necessary and doesn’t easily take no for an answer.
Does this sound like a challenge you would enjoy taking on? Then please get in touch.
To apply please email your CV and a cover note with the heading GUEST BOOKER to firstname.lastname@example.org
We currently have a slot available for a daytime radio presenter. You will have Radio experience and will become an important part of the schedule and the station team to help deliver our high-quality programming online.
To apply please email your CV and latest demo with the heading DAYTIME RADIO PRESENTER to email@example.com