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Kick-start: Radio station assistant

Role: Radio station assistant
Contract: Six months 
To apply: Go to your local job centre and enquire under the Kickstart scheme

Radio Exe is Devon’s commercial station, broadcasting on FM in Exeter, Mid and East Devon, and on DAB across Devon’s best bits. We’re available on smart speakers by asking for ‘Radio Exe Devon’. 

We broadcast from studios at Matford Business Park, Exeter, and also provide the Local Democracy Reporter Scheme on behalf of the BBC in Devon.

With the help of the Kickstart scheme, we are able to offer opportunities for six months to three talented young people.

We are looking for someone who wants to help across a large number of functions on the radio station and who thus has a wide range of interests and skills.  

The tasks: 

  • You will use audio software from Audacity and Adobe Audition; we can teach the basics, but it will help if you have the skills already

    Preparing website stories for publication
  • Taking content from our news hub and press releases and turning them into publishable content
  • Producing general web pages

General studio and office duties

  • We need a grafter who’s prepared to wash and polish our station vehicles every week, so we look spick and span when attending meetings and events
  • You’ll answer phones and people contacting us through social media, to answer their questions

Promotional events

  • You’ll attend station events, sometimes at weekends and in the evenings, being the public face of Radio Exe

The skills: 

  • You will need a high standard of written English, including grammar, spelling and punctuation. We can teach some elements, and we will provide regular training sessions in media law. This can be quite challenging and will require a high degree of self-discipline.
  • You will need good computer skills, including MS Office products, but also the ability to use our (relatively simple) content management system
  • You will need to be able to use audio editing software, or learn the basics. If you have video editing skills too, that’s a bonus
  • A good broadcast voice is desirable, but not essential
  • You will need to be able to engage easily with people from all walks of life

To apply: Go to your local job centre and enquire under the Kickstart scheme.

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