Work Experience - Bolton FM

Opportunity Provider: Bolton FM

Technical / production assistant at Bolton FM

Two week unpaid work experience placement (potential to be extended)

Reporting to the Technical Director/ Business Development Manager

A basic technical knowledge is preferred but “hands on“ training will be provided, so previous radio/ media experience is not essential.


  • Have an understanding of the objectives, key commitments and format of the station.


  • Assist in reviewing the stations output and refresh and devise new content
  • Assist in coaching presenters and producers, sit in on review sessions with them to evaluate their work and seek ways to improve station output.
  • Work with and update the stations scheduled play-out system, ensure correct play-out of the scheduled and live programming, having an understanding of the technical systems used.
  • Maintain and update the music catalogue, ensure music is selected which appropriate to the programme, the audience and the station.
  • Identify new and update existing station imaging in line with the station brand to maintain the on air sound.
  • The opportunity to take part in pre-production briefings for presenters, reporters, technical staff and other contributors.


You will also gain experience of:

  • Editing, interviewing and reporting duties as necessary.
  • Contributing to generating and researching ideas for programmes, developing content and writing material for presenter reads, adverts and links.
  • Helping to source potential contributors and interviewees.
  • Contributing to and make use of an archive of audio resources which can be re-used.


In providing a technical support there are no strict hours, and work can be arranged to suit the individuals specific availability.

Based in : Bolton
Open to: Across GM
Opportunity available: Please contact for details
Close date: 31st March 2019
Is this opportunity ongoing? Yes
Opportunity Category:
Listing status: Live

Contact details
Contact person: Keith Harris
Telephone: 01204 375408
Office 6
Bolton Market

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