American University of Iraq Baghdad

Radio Producer / Marketing and Communications Department

Job Overview

This position will report directly to the Director of Marketing and Communications.

 

Job Description

Radio producers are responsible for the audio content of broadcasts via radio, the internet, and other mobile platforms. They’re involved in the entire process, from generating ideas to managing the audience response after programs.

As a producer you’ll manage and work with broadcasting assistants, presenters and DJs, engineers, and IT staff. You’ll make sure that shows run as planned and that they’re tailored to key audience demographics.

 

Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities vary depending on the program and station, and producers may sometimes take on a presenting or reporting role. In general, tasks include:

  • Generating and researching ideas for programs and pitching for commissions.
  • Developing content, writing material for scripts, bulletins, and links.
  • Sourcing potential contributors and interviewees.
  • Selecting music appropriate to the program, the audience, and the station.
  • Producing pre-production briefings for presenters, reporters, technical staff, and other contributors.
  • Managing the logistics of getting people, resources, and equipment together at the right place at the right time.
  • Undertaking editing, interviewing, and reporting duties as necessary.
  • Presenting programs or managing presenters for both pre-recorded and recorded output.
  • Checking that copyrights are cleared and understanding media law.
  • Converting text, graphics, video, and audio files into other formats.
  • Contributing to, and making use of, an archive of audio resources which can be re-used.
  • Responding to audience feedback, referring on to other departments as necessary.
  • Producing and making use of user-generated content.
  • Using technology, such as cool edit pro, pro tools, and adobe audition, for editing and production purposes.
  • Ensuring that health and safety standards and trade union requirements are met.

 

What to expect

Most radio producers work as part of a small team, although some have responsibility for much larger program units.

As the media becomes increasingly inter-disciplinary, radio producers may also be involved in generating content for online and other platforms.

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • At least 5 years of experiences in Radio, news editing.
  • The ability to work as a part of a team and independently.
  • Good organizational skills and an ability to cope under pressure.
  • An awareness of current affairs and good general knowledge.
  • A real interest in, and curiosity about, all sorts of people.
  • A lively mind, able to make connections between different ideas and subjects.
  • The ability to get to grips with new subject matter quickly.
  • A willingness to embrace new technology and learn technical skills.

 

Application Procedure:

Applications should include:

  • Cover Letter.
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae.
  • Copies of Passport Data information page.
  • References (contact details) for up to three individuals who are familiar with your work.
  • Copies of all formal academic degrees and certificates.
  • Copies of your Transcripts.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will begin immediately.

Please apply through AUIB website OR send your application and supporting documents to the following email address: [email protected]

 

If an applicant has any relatives working at AUIB this must be disclosed in writing in the cover letter.

If you have not heard back from us after 3 weeks, it means that your application was not successful.

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