A full-time programming job at Prison Radio Association in London
Posted 24 April 2019, 11.11am edt
An extremely rare opportunity has come up to join the Prison Radio Association’s award-winning production team behind the walls of HMP Brixton. That means YOU could be working for the most exciting and innovative broadcaster in the UK!
We’re the Prison Radio Association (PRA), the charity that runs National Prison Radio, the world’s first national radio station for prisoners.
In recent years we’ve been crowned Independent Production Company of the Year (Audio Production Awards) and Charity of the Year (Third Sector Awards). We’re also nominated for a string of British Podcast Awards this month. We’re at the top of our game, and we want to strengthen.
We’re looking for an exceptional Radio Producer to join our small but incredibly productive team in our headquarters – behind the walls of HMP Brixton.
You’ll spend your time working in close partnership with people who are serving prison sentences to create programmes for broadcast into the cells of over 80,000 prisoners across England, Wales and Scotland.
Quality is our watchword. It’s vitally important that our audience not only listens to National Prison Radio, but feels inspired to take positive action as a result of what we broadcast. We therefore focus on ensuring our programmes are as engaging and tightly-produced as possible. Your role is to instill this sense of pride and professionalism into our team of prisoner-producers, working with them to turn great ideas into award-winning radio.
According to our very latest data, 86% of people in prison listen to National Prison Radio, and 45% listen every single day. An average listener tunes in to National Prison Radio for 9.6 hours per week. This puts our producers in a position of great influence among an audience who are hungry for our content and the support and inspiration it provides.
This is a radio production role unlike any other, and we’re particularly interested in hearing from BAME candidates, and also people who have a deep knowledge or experience of the criminal justice system. We need someone who can produce radio programmes to an extremely high standard, perhaps for the BBC, commercial radio, with an indie or as an independent producer.
This is a twelve-month fixed term contract, and the salary for this role is £27,000.
With the drive to fit into a talented, tight-knit team working in what can be a challenging, exhilarating environment, you will be motivated by the knowledge that your work has the potential to make a real difference.