Profession radio producer

Radio producers are responsible for organising the making of radio shows. They oversee aspects of radio shows such as content, audio production, resource planning and personnel supervision.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Project management principles

    Different elements and phases of project management.

  • Copyright legislation

    Legislation describing the protection of the rights of original authors over their work, and how others can use it.

Skills

  • Develop creative ideas

    Developing new artistic concepts and creative ideas.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Develop program ideas

    Develop ideas for television and radio programs in accordance with the studio's policy.

  • Perform market research

    Gather, assess and represent data about target market and customers in order to facilitate strategic development and feasibility studies. Identify market trends.

  • Evaluate broadcast programs

    Evaluate new and existing television and radio programs for suitability and assess the need for changes using information such as audience surveys and feedback.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Obtain relevant licenses

    Comply with specific legal regulations, e.g. install the necessary systems and provide the necessary documentation, in order to obtain the relevant license.

  • Realise health and safety policies

    Ensure updating of health and safety (HSE) policies for their application in organisational procedures.

  • Negotiate with artists

    Communicate and negotiate with artist and artist management about prices, terms and schedules.

  • Apply organisational techniques

    Employ a set of organisational techniques and procedures which facilitate the achievement of the set goals set such as detailed planning of personnel's schedules. Use these resources efficiently and sustainably, and show flexibility when required.

Optional knowledge and skills

broadcast equipment monitor programming interview people supervise sound production assess sound quality select scripts edit scripts create script for artistic production manage digital archives brand marketing techniques types of audiovisual formats manage feedback audio editing software edit recorded sound prepare broadcasts develop programming schedule multimedia systems assess financial viability identify music with commercial potential select music

Common job titles

  • Producer/announcer
  • Wwpr-fm 105.1 new york, angie martinez, producer
  • Head of talk
  • Reporter/producer
  • On-air talent
  • Assistant producer, radiolab special projects unit
  • On-air talent (part time)
  • Producer
  • Temporary assistant producer, mpr news talk shows
  • Associate producer, video production