Freelance Assistant Producer Talent Pool – BBC Audio

Freelance Assistant Producer Talent Pool – BBC Audio

Monday, 23 August 2021, 11.55pm

Job Introduction
BBC Audio has 650 editorial and technical staff who create and deliver more than 100 hours of original audio every day. Our podcasts and radio programmes are heard around the world. We work with some of the biggest names in music, entertainment and journalism. Our sound engineers bring the greatest festivals and sporting events to life.  We collaborate with world class partners to deliver social value. We want to make the world a better and more interesting place. Discover more about us and listen to some of our audio. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcaudio/about.  We produce podcastsradio and music programmesdeliver live eventsprovide creative services and forge partnerships.  This is just a selection of the 22,500 programmes we work on every year. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcaudio/ourwork#creativeservices 

We are looking for Freelance Assistant Producers to work on the output BBC Audio makes for BBC Asian Network.

Role Responsibility
We are looking for freelance Assistant Producers to work with our teams making content for the BBC Asian Network.

If you are obsessed with youth culture - especially music, TV, social media and of course radio - then we are interested in hearing from you. 

BBC Audio are the key suppliers of daytime and evening programmes across Asian Network, 1Xtra & Radio 1. Our portfolio includes Asian Network Breakfast with Harpz Kaur, Bobby Friction, Noreen Khan Show and AJD

BBC Asian Network is the UK’s biggest Asian multi-platform radio station. It champions and celebrates young British Asians with a distinctive mix of music and speech. Its programmes reflect the lives and interests of 18-34 year old British-Asians playing the best in music from Bollywood to RnB, UK Asian Rap to Old Skool Bhangra to name a few! It provides support for British Asian and international artists via an extensive multi-platform approach. The Asian Network offers the best in new music, events, news and current affairs - everything that matters to its audience right now. 

With over a million followers across its social platforms, Asian Network are the leading voice in young British-Asian culture.

The Ideal Candidate

  1. An excellent understanding of Asian music genres not limited to Bollywood and Bhangra but also and insight in to regional South Asian music for example, Tamil, Bengali, Gujarati. You should also be tuned into the mainstream genres such as; RnB, drill, grime, hip-hop and rap.
  2. A keen interest in and good knowledge of young British Asian celebrities, social media personalities and upcoming music artists.
  3. You should have a keen eye on upcoming events in the British Asian/South Asian cultural calendar.
  4. Passion and drive to create outstanding and exciting editorial that celebrates, shapes and reflects the lives of young British Asians.
  5. Knowledge and understanding of digital platforms – particularly how digital and social media can be used effectively for programming.
  6. Creativity. Examples of being able to demonstrate experience of working on a range of creative content with a youth, popular culture and music focus.
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