BBC Introduction to Radio Operations – 1 week training course

Applications are now open. See below on how to apply.

Kick-start your technical and operational career by learning about the process of making live speech radio news and sport programmes, and join our talent pool.

Do you have a passion for the technical side of broadcasting? Would you like some radio-specific training at the BBC?

BBC Production Operations (Audio) are running a one-week‘ Introduction to Radio Operations’ course offering a fantastic opportunity to train with the BBC. The aim of this free course is to encourage entry-level operational skills, and build and develop a talent pool of potential sound operators, engaging people from a diverse range of backgrounds to reflect our audiences.

You’ll learn about the role of a Studio Manager and Studio Director (the sound operators for network radio) and have the chance to operate mixing desks and other broadcast equipment. BBC trainers will help you develop your technical knowledge, and the week will culminate in candidates keeping a mock radio station on the air - putting your desk driving skills into practice and applying the principals you will have learnt throughout the week.

The BBC is looking for people with a technical curiosity, passion for radio, and a desire to work in the technical operating side of broadcasting. You’ll be committed and eager to learn and have demonstrated proactivity in furthering your operating skills and technical experience - for example through involvement with a community radio/TV station, theatre sound, mixing bands, or doing some DJ-ing.

The course will be run by the team working on BBC Radio 5 live in Salford. Some of their most powerful and original content is driven by our listeners. Sound operators work closely with their journalist colleagues to produce our output technically, both on radio and online.

Applicants will need to be available from:

21st Jan – 25th Jan and 25th Feb – 1st Mar 2019.

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