Managing Editor, National Prison Radio

A full-time programming job at Prison Radio Association in London
Posted 20 December 2019, 1.08pm est


The Prison Radio Association (PRA) is an award-winning charity that has revolutionised the way we communicate in the criminal justice sector.

We developed and run National Prison Radio (NPR), the world’s first national radio station for prisoners. NPR provides practical advice, support and inspirational content to people in prison, encouraging the audience to see prison as a place of positive change. The service is available in the cells of over 80,000 prisoners across England, Wales and Scotland via in-cell television.

We are also developing digital media to offer audio and video to people impacted by the criminal justice system outside prison, such as the family and friends of people in prison.

We also create bespoke campaigns, films, podcasts and audio packages for a wide range of clients, including national BBC radio networks, statutory bodies, government departments and the wider charitable sector. In recent years we have been named Production Company of the Year at the Audio Production Awards, and won Gold at the ARIAS.


National Prison Radio is the charity’s core activity, playing a vital role in the day-to-day lives of people in prison across England and Wales.

The Managing Editor is a key member of staff who manages the overall direction and quality of programming on National Prison Radio. They also manage and oversee our production base in HMP Brixton, including a team of staff and prisoner producers.

Responsibilities include managing the National Prison Radio schedule and playout system; overseeing the overall sound of the station; ensuring content is of exceptional technical and editorial quality and complies with the relevant broadcast guidelines.

In addition, the Managing Editor will manage the charity’s key relationship with HMP Brixton, being in charge of completing the administrative and operational tasks that are needed to ensure the smooth running of the project.

This job closed on 17 January, 2020 so we’re afraid you can no longer apply for this role.
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