News: We’re hiring a Junior Studio Producer!

We’re delighted to announce that we’re looking for someone new to join the Melodic Distraction team.

Backed by the government’s Kickstart scheme, we’re looking for one person between the ages of 16-24 to come on board and take on the role of Junior Radio Producer. This placement is for those who are currently unemployed and on Universal Credit so please only apply if you fit this criteria. Applications must be made through your local job centre DWP. 

If you’re obsessed with music, local culture and supporting the North-West’s creative community through radio then head to your local Job Centre and speak to a job coach to receive an application.

Junior Radio Producer

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to get involved in the music and broadcasting industry to gain core skills in a relaxed but professional studio environment. Training will be provided to successful candidates on how to operate a radio broadcast studio. 

The role includes:

  • Live radio production in a studio environment.
  • Greeting radio hosts and ensuring their show runs smoothly throughout.
  • Live streaming of audio and video content.
  • Management of remote radio broadcasting.
  • Mastering of pre-recorded radio shows.
  • Social media posting to promote shows while live in the studio.
  • Supporting colleagues on the coordination of some communications and content creation related to the radio station when necessary.

Experience is not required to apply for the role and all training will be provided by a senior member of the Melodic Distraction team. What we’re looking for is a genuine passion in music, radio and supporting grassroots cultural outlets. Whilst experience is not required to apply for the role, we would like to know if you have any prior understanding of the following areas:

  • Prior experience working in a busy, ever-changing, environment.
  • Experience with computers
  • Experience music editing software such as Reaper, Garage Band, Ableton.
  • Experience with image editing software such as Photoshop.

The role will run for a 6 months period at National Minimum Wage for 25 hours per week. We especially welcome applications from women, an LGBTQI+ background, those with a disability, Black, Asian or any other ethnic minority background as these groups are traditionally underrepresented in the radio industry. 

Our Ethos

The ethos behind the Melodic Distraction is one of inclusivity. We want the space to be welcoming to all people regardless of age, gender, identity, race, sexual orientation or ethnicity. The successful candidate will be expected to be a part of cultivating this environment along with the rest of our team.

Kickstart Referral Deadline: 28th February
Application Deadline: 6th March