V2 Radio – Breakfast Presenter & Programme Controller
This role is a combined opportunity and salary is dependent on which element you decide to apply for. Candidates for a Breakfast Presenter role will be considered independently.
Start Date: from 22nd August 2022
What makes V2 Radio unique and true to proper local radio….
V2 Radio is a proper local radio station serving across Sussex. We have a broad appeal to an audience passionate about local issues, news and events together with a mix of familiar music from the last 5 decades. Programmes are presented by veterans of the broadcasting industry, already well known to listeners in Sussex, with a wealth of experience of providing radio services locally, nationally and internationally. V2 Radio has a strong community ethos - getting involved in local events, the arts, and festivals, being visible through regular outside broadcasts and supporting local businesses and charities.
Our vision is to be the largest independent commercial radio station in Sussex and we’re passionate about developing our workforce to collaboratively achieve both personal and organisational goals.
About the Breakfast Presenter and Programme Controller role at V2 Radio…
The successful candidate will be an ambassador for V2 Radio developing and promoting our online and on-air output across the Sussex area. You’ll be shaping the sound and feel of the station to match and entertain our growing audience. Commercially you’ll also be liaising with our Sales Team to ensure there’s a cohesive harmony between our Programming and Commercial operations.
For the Breakfast Presenter element…
As our Breakfast Show presenter, you will need to create that touch of radio magic to the style of output and embody the heart & soul of V2 Radio. You will need to inform, provoke & entertain our listeners, thus creating a relationship like no other with them. We are looking for someone who is confident & creative, is adaptable, calm & able to work well under pressure. Good organisation, communication, team-working and problem solving are also required.
• Meeting with station management to discuss programmes/shows/features
• Organising meetings, interviews, and schedules to develop content
• Undertaking relevant background and competitor research
• Interviewing guests via the telephone or in person
• Presenting traffic, weather and/or news summaries
• Research topics and background information for items to be featured on the programme
• Liaise with other members of the production and technical teams
• Keep the programme running to schedule, responding positively and quickly to problems or changes and improvising where necessary
• Attending outside broadcasts and events
• Need to be aware of the target audience the station is aiming for and to present in a style that meets those needs
• Stamina, enthusiasm, determination, and perseverance to succeed.
For the Programme Controller element…
The successful candidate will have a track record of leading and inspiring teams with excellent inter-personal, organisational, motivational and creative skills. The ability to develop and bring out the best in others is a key asset, as well as experience in developing partnerships both internal teams and external organisations.
You will have significant media and radio programming experience and a flexible and collaborative approach. You’ll need strong editorial judgement and an instinct for ways to reach new listeners. Additionally, you should be comfortable with adopting a strategic approach to aid the commercial success of the station.
• Ability to generate original ideas, and to think creatively about how to communicate them
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• Thorough knowledge of the Radio market, different station and programme styles, and audience demographics
• Sound editorial judgement, business, and basic finance skills
• The ability to work effectively under pressure, react quickly, and meet tight deadlines
• The skills to be able to manage creative teams, and encouraging acceptable creative risk taking
• Ability to coach and to develop talent in others
• Ability to give and accept feedback, and manage performance through constructive reviews of output
• A thorough knowledge of the law, ethics and industry regulation relating to radio presentation
• Knowledge of when it is necessary, and how to acquire, the relevant clearances and licenses, including copyright and music clearances, plus a knowledge of what can and can’t be said on air
• Knowledge of the requirements of the relevant Health and Safety legislation and procedures
• A good level of IT skills – particularly good word-processing and data handling skills
How to apply…
Apply now by sending your CV and an MP3 demo of no more than 3 minutes, showing the full range of required skills to Alex Berry, Managing Director. Please also clarify which element of the available role you are applying for - send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also include a covering letter telling us why you are the right person for this role and detail your salary expectations too.
If you have any questions or require more clarity about the role and what to expect, feel free to call 01243 963962 and speak to Alex.