Kickstart

Through the Kickstart work placement scheme (with support from Exeter City Council) we are looking for two radio production assistants to help us run and develop Devonstream, our online radio station for Devon.

Please read these notes carefully before applying.

Introduction

There are two roles on offer, each part-time at 25 hours per week, for a fixed term of six months. We’ll pay the national minimum wage and provide lots of training and support to help you develop your career, including:

  • Regular career development sessions
  • CV-writing and interview support
  • A free place on our ‘Audio Academy’ scheme, to help develop radio/podcast production skills
  • Opportunities to network with other people in the creative industries

We aim to be flexible employers. Hours can be tailored to suit (within the core hours of 09:00–17:00 on weekdays). We’re based by Exeter’s quay where we can provide a desk and a computer for you – but you may work from home—or another suitable location—for some of the time if you wish (you’ll need a good internet connection with a generous data allowance if you choose to do this). Interaction with colleagues will take place using online tools including email and video conferencing.

You can listen to Devonstream by clicking the link above, and read more about us and our policies on other pages of this website. We encourage you to do both of these things before applying.

The roles

Much of the content on Devonstream will be submitted by individuals and groups from around the county, through our website.

We are seeking people to help us moderate (check) that content, and to help with other aspects of running an online radio station.

(Note that these are behind-the-scenes roles, not on-air/DJ roles.)

Main purpose

To assist with the day-to-day running of Devonstream, our online radio station.

Main duties

Moderating (checking) content submitted for broadcast through the Devonstream website. Tasks will include:

  • Checking the accuracy of submitted information
  • Listening to submitted content to ensure it follows our rules
  • Sharing submitted content with volunteer reviewers
  • Gathering feedback on submitted content from volunteer reviewers
  • Referring any matters of concern to the station manager
  • Contacting the people who have submitted content to let them know whether their submission has been approved or not
  • Loading approved content into Devonstream’s playout system (the software that broadcasts the content online)

Working with the station manager to continually review and improve processes for receiving and moderating content.

Finding and contacting new people and organisations who might be interested in sharing their content on Devonstream.

Posting updates about Devonstream on our website and on social media.

Regular update meetings/communication with the station manager.

Keeping up-to-date with personal development opportunities.

Essential attributes

  • A keen eye (and ear) for detail
  • Basic IT skills (web searching, word processing, spreadsheets, etc)
  • Self-motivation
  • Good problem-solving ability and initiative
  • Respectful, polite and friendly manner
  • Commitment to diversity and equality
  • Good written English

Desirable attributes

  • A love of music and other arts/cultural activity
  • An interest in people’s stories
  • An interest in the media
  • Social media skills

Apply

Does this sound like you? If so, please send an email to . In your email, please share with us:

  • A bit about who you are, including your particular skills, strengths or talents, and how they will help you in this placement
  • Where you would like the skills and experience you gain from this placement to take you in your future career
  • A great idea for how Devonstream could better support creative people in Devon
  • Your favourite thing to listen to—what makes it so good?

You can listen to Devonstream, and read more about us and our policies on other pages of this website. We encourage you to do both of these things before applying.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Applications must be received by 16 April 2021 at 17:00. Applicants must have been referred by DWP/Jobcentre Plus, and must be eligible to work in the UK.