About Radio Verulam:
Radio Verulam is the local, community radio station for St Albans and surrounds, broadcasting 24 hours a day on 92.6FM and online. It is run as a, not for profit company and is predominantly volunteer-led, with around 90 current volunteers providing everything a radio station needs to be on the air, including creating and broadcasting original content which covers various genres of music, speech, arts, current affairs, topical discussion, and news.
Our mission is: To enhance the daily lives of all sections of the community in our area by providing news, information and entertainment.
Our vision is: To become a widely known and listened to local radio station and internet presence, both of which are recognised within and outside the local community as a professional, engaging and useful service and to form a significant part of the fabric of life in the area, embraced by businesses and individuals.
Overview of a interviews coordinator: To identify guests and contributors, assess their suitability for Radio Verulam programmes and book them into the interviews calendar.
- Manage inbound studio emails
- Help in centralising the booking system for interviews and be the contact point
- Liaise directly with relevant producers or presenters from shows to ensure compliance to the process, minimise conflict of interest scenarios
- Assist with any social media training or production training (he’s very insightful, sharp and efficient)
- Undertaking general research for programmes
- Administrative duties
- Research and prepare material for shows, including arranging guests and interviews
- Maintaining up-to-date contact lists
- Archiving details of calls for phone-ins and competitions
- Archiving past programmes
- Booking resources, facilities, studio time and equipment
- Editing audio packages with digital editing software
- Assisting with time-keeping and the recording of transmissions
- Supporting the production team, working with presenters at the time of broadcast
- Liaising with publicity departments about programme trailers and competition prizes
- Coordinate, organise and manage your everyday tasks to maintain the smooth running of the programme.
Typical time needed : 4 to 8 hours
Essential skills :
An outstanding natural communicator (written and verbal)
You will be highly organised with an eye for detail and seek to make ongoing improvements in your everyday work including listening back to shows and receiving feedback
Confidence, enthusiasm and the skills to work with presenters (live on air)
Knowledge of Audacity for editing (or relevant audio editing)
Regular, weekly commitment
Adhere to volunteer compliance, policies and procedures and codes of conduct
Ideally you’d have these skills but we can train you :
Understanding of radio presentation and playout systems
Understanding of social media – to reach listeners through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
Empathy with our target audience
Location : Studios
Available vacancies? : No current vacancies
We will provide training:
Excellent training and career development opportunities
Be involved in an award-winning local community station
Add real radio experience to your CV
Move your presenting to the next level
Be an integral part of a community organisation
Experience in broadcasting, radio or media is not required for this role.