As a community radio station, Vibe 107.6 FM provides fantastic experience and training to aspiring broadcasters, producers, programmers and presenters in the area. At present, we are currently looking for a new Breakfast Presenter (Mondays and Tuesdays) as well as reviewing on-going applications for volunteer Producers.
As a not-for-profit, community radio station, Vibe 107.6 FM provides fantastic experience and training to aspiring broadcasters, producers, programmers and presenters in the area. Previous team members have gone on to work for Capital, KMFM, talkRADIO, Inrix, Heat Radio, Heart, Kiss, Fire Radio and LBC plus TV channels Sky and E!
Due to an external promotion, our dynamic Programming Team has a vacancy for a Production/Programming Assistant. Our ideal candidate will have a passion for radio and understand the Vibe 107.6 FM sound.
Within this role, you will:
• Ensure the station's on air sound meets programming objectives and listener demographics
• Ensure the programming for all show timings is accurately maintained
• Be creative and produce content relevant to the station's demographics
• Support the Programme Controller
• Assist presenters in using the studios and play out systems
You must have the ability to communicate effectively, be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, whilst paying attention to detail. It is essential that you are a self-starter, have the ability to work as part of a team and be flexible in working hours. (We require a minimum commitment of 6 hours per week.)
Specific responsibilities of the Production/Programming Assistant role:
• Ensure the programming for each show is precisely timed through Zetta and plays out accordingly
• Run reports to make sure shows are broadcast as programmed, identifying any necessary remedial action
• Act as the first point of contact for Zetta, GSelector and Airwaves regarding technical issues
• Assist in modifying clocks in GSelector in response to scheduling requirements
• Assist in the recommendation, sourcing and loading of music and content for all playlists
• Work closely with Breakfast and Drive presenters, and assist in setting up shows in programming
• Assist producers with creating content, bidding for interviews, scheduling social media and creating a show
that targets our key demographic
• Work with presenters to ensure the Vibe 107.6 FM sound is consistently delivered
• Assist in the delivery of outside broadcasts or events in which Vibe 107.6 FM is involved
• Upload adverts to Zetta
• Schedule adverts and run reports in Airwaves
You should have experience of using playout software and of broadcasting at some level, as well as some specialist knowledge of theory and the practice of broadcasting. Ideally you will have an understanding of, or live locally to, Watford, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans and South West Herts. With regards to qualifications, you must have at least 5 GCSE's or equivalent.
Please note that as a not-for-profit station, our roles are voluntary. You must be over 18 years of age to apply and live in Hertfordshire or one of the surrounding boroughs. Vibe 107.6 FM is located less than 5 minutes walk from Watford Junction station and within walking distance (approx. 20 minutes) from Watford Metropolitan tube station. Unfortunately there is no on-site parking available but there are a number of public car parks within 5/10 minutes walk.
So if you would like to be considered as our new Production/Programming Assistant, please email your CV and a cover letter detailing why you would be a perfect fit for this role to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Sunday 9th February 2020.
''Being part of the programming and events team at Vibe 107.6 has been so key in developing the skills and experience that I needed to pursue a career in audio production. It is the perfect place to grow within the broadcasting and music industry and really get stuck in with everything Vibe has to offer! I have absolutely loved working with the best team of hardworking and wonderful people, and will forever be grateful to Vibe for helping me to get where I am now!'' Jessica Cooke, Audio Publishing Operations Assistant - Penguin Random Publishing House
The Vibe 107.6 FM Breakfast Show is one our key shows and your voice in the morning is not only setting the tone for the rest of the station, you are talking to a wide range of listeners, so your content needs to be fun, fresh and appealing. You will wake up listeners, entertaining them with the best music playlist, fun features and competitions
If you have confidence, enthusiasm, commitment and the skills to present to a large audience live on air in the morning then our new Breakfast Presenter role could be just for you! It is expected that you will involve your audience through social media, texts and on air. Therefore you will need to put in the time to be creative, take ownership and get really stuck in. People who only want to introduce songs need not apply!
Breakfast Presenter - Requirements:
- Previous experience presenting in commercial/community/student radio, using commercial standard radio broadcasting equipment
- A passion for radio and an interest in Vibe 107.6 FM and South West Herts
- A confident and enthusiastic sounding voice
- A great attitude and the ability to wake up early
- Very good organisational skills, attention to detail and the ability to multitask
- Excellent and fun ideas for content and features
- Knowledge of and enthusiasm for new commercial chart music
- Be punctual and committed (the Breakfast show runs from 6am – 9am)
- Be able to pay attention to detail
- Adaptable to change as well as being quick to find a solution to any problems
Please note that as a non-for-profit radio station, our roles are voluntary and you must be over 18 years of age to apply, and live in Hertfordshire or one of the surrounding boroughs.
"I joined Vibe after presenting on student radio for 2 years and the step up was huge! Vibe 107.6 gave me the platform to improve as a presenter every single week! I have learnt so many new skills which have been so vital when presenting on commercial stations and have also met some amazing people who will stay friends with me for life!" Luke Gregory, Presenter and Content Provider.
So, if you think you have what it takes alongside the experience, please email your CV and a short demo that is similar to the Vibe 107.6 FM sound to email@example.com. In addition, please include a short paragraph on why you want to become Vibe’s new Breakfast Presenter every Monday and Tuesday morning, highlighting your relevant experience. The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday 20th December 2019.
(Vibe 107.6 FM is located less than 5 minutes walk from Watford Junction station and within walking distance (approx. 20 minutes) from Watford Metropolitan tube station).
Previous team members have gone on to work for Capital, KMFM, Juice, Inrix, Heat Radio, Heart, Kiss, Fire Radio and LBC plus TV channels Sky and E!
“I can’t believe that four years has gone by so quickly, it’s crazy - I will miss my three days a week live here immensely. Vibe was my third radio station since I started on air eight years ago, and by far the longest I’ve spent at any station thus far in my career - it is a brilliant place to hone the craft of radio presenting and I have a lot to thank Vibe and its hardworking and brilliant team for. In my time here I was able to sign with Heart as a new presenter and that wouldn’t have been achievable without the access of being able to go live three days a week across Watford & South West Herts. Viva la Vibe!” Olly Stock - Presenter, Skyline Events Live Host and DJ.
Do you enjoy the creativity of being a Producer and would like to help us get the most out of our shows? Then read on....... You will be responsible for creating ideas for features, scripting various links and features for presenters as well as recording clips, interviews and other content. You will also be expected to edit recordings ready for air and manage social media for particular shows, amongst other duties.
If you like the sound of this, then email your CV, indicating any relevant experience with a short paragraph about why you would like to be a Producer for Vibe 107.6 FM to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to know what it's like volunteering at Vibe 107.6 FM? Then read on!
"I joined Vibe 107.6 looking to further my programming and production skills acquired at University and student radio. Since Vibe 107.6 is run close to a commercial station, you get the best training, experience and networking opportuinities to progress your career. Being here has allowed me to learn RCS products (Zetta, G Selector and Airwaves), PhoneBox and studio management awareness, which is so important when you step up to produce in commercial radio" Ryan Thrussell - General Manager, Vibe 107.6 FM and Producer, talkRADIO.
"I have loved my time at Vibe and I cannot be more grateful for the skills it has taught me. It is the perfect place for anyone wanting to learn about radio and develop their talent both on and off air. Everyone is so supportive; I will miss seeing them each week." Louise Gookey - Breakfast Presenter, Rathergood Radio
"I joined Vibe when I was 18, after doing two months of student radio. It's a great place to build up your on-air miles because of the great studio set up, and the way it's run is very similar to that of a commercial station. Vibe 107.6 is one of, if not the best, community radio station to get involved with if your future aspirations are in radio" Chris Ros - Presenter, Capital Extra.
"Volunteering at Vibe 107.6 was a fantastic experience, and played a huge part in my career. The station is run at such a high standard, and volunteering there I got to learn how to do so many things that are now part of my job. It gave me the practical experience I needed to move forward with my career and feel confident in knowing what I was doing. On top of this it's a lovely station to volunteer at! I'm still friends with many of the people I met at Vibe 107.6 FM, and have really fond memories of my time there." Emma Jones - Drivetime Presenter, Fire Radio.
"I knew nothing about radio when I first started volunteering at Vibe 107.6 FM but after 3 years I have left the station to work as a full time presenter for a national radio station! Volunteering at Vibe 107.6 FM has taught me so many skills and has really enhanced my presenting skills plus I've met lots of great people along the way. It's a fab station and is really well known amongst other commercial stations which is a huge bonus! I've enjoyed every minute there and I know that anyone else who volunteers at the station will feel the same!" Rezzy Ghadjar - Presenter, Heat Radio.