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


  • Copyright legislation

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

  • Project management principles

    Different elements and phases of project management.


  • Develop creative ideas

    Developing new artistic concepts and creative ideas.

  • 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.

  • Apply organisational techniques

    Employ a set of organisational techniques and procedures which facilitate the achievement of the goals set. Use these resources efficiently and sustainably, and show flexibility when required.

  • Manage budgets

    Plan, monitor and report on the budget.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Negotiate with artists

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

  • 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.

  • Develop program ideas

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Source: Sisyphus ODB