- Role Status: Volunteer
- Time Commitment: 10:00am to 2:00pm on select weekdays minimum + other times as agreed. Minimum 2 days per week.
- Location: Future Radio, 14 Woodcock Road, Norwich
- Reporting to: Station Manager
- Start Date: As soon as practicable
- Research local news stories and events to identify potential guests for the show
- Contact and book guests
- Create written cues and scripts for each guest for the presenter to read on air
- Looking after guests whilst they’re in our office and studios once
- Create the daily Crib Sheet for the presenter to read on air which includes the creation of the daily What’s On Guide.
- Work and communicate closely as part of a team.
- Work closely with the Norwich Today Presenter and Station Manager to develop the show
You may also be required to do the following depending on your experience and confidence:
- Pre-record interviews for the show ahead of broadcast.
- Audio editing – including clipping out guest interviews for replaying or audio that has been purchased by the guest.
- Create Mixcloud Listen Again links of guest interviews and posting them on our website/
- Work with the Social Media team to coordinate social media posts.
- Create audiograms (short videos compiled from photos and audio we take from interviews) and posting them on social media channels.
- Communicate with listeners and the community via social media channels.
- Contributing on air.
Don’t worry, full training will be given!
Whilst radio experience is desirable, it is not essential as full training will be given. You will be proactive, organised and able to work independently under a given remit. You will have excellent communication skills, a can-do attitude, and will act as a positive champion for Future Radio at all times. You will also be ready, willing and able to give the time, care and attention that the role requires over an extended period.
- You will need to have:
- Superb communication and presentation skills
- Performance skills and a clear voice
- The ability to generate original ideas
- A personable and confident manner
- A broad range of interests, including current affairs
- Good research and interviewing skills
- The ability to take initiative and make quick decisions under pressure
- Good team-working skills creativity and problem solving skills
Future Radio is part of Future Projects, a charity whose mission is to unlock the potential of communities experiencing hardship and deprivation by delivering high quality services and support which enables lasting change.
Alongside the radio station, Future Projects delivers that mission through Future Support and Future Education.
Future Support is a collection of specialist support services helping those most in need, in areas such as housing and homelessness, welfare entitlements, family support, debt and money advice, health and wellbeing, employability support, loneliness and isolation, and any other challenges being faced by vulnerable people in our communities.
Future Education is a specialist independent school which engages children with complex needs and nurtures them to become successful adults through an academic and therapeutic curriculum.
Future Radio is Norwich’s community radio station, broadcasting 24 hours a day online, via D.A.B. and FM to a potential audience of around 381,000 people across the greater Norwich area. The station is staffed by approx. 70 volunteers and acts as a platform for local communities, promoting talent, supporting businesses and offering training and career development opportunities. Our ambition is to create radio that everyone who considers themselves a resident of Norwich, enjoys listening to, no matter where in the world they are!
You can find out more about Future Projects here.
You will be vital to the work Future Radio does presenting one of our key and most listened to shows on Future Radio. Plus you will be part of a fantastic team at an exciting time for the station!
Working at Future Radio offers tremendous opportunities, valuable work experience, the chance to develop new and existing skills & to build confidence. Plus you’ll get to meet interesting and enthusiastic people with a passion for music, broadcasting & getting involved in their community.
Previous volunteers have gone on to develop careers in music, media, education & training, business, and the voluntary and community sector.
Alternatively you can download an application form here and email it to our Station Manager, Dean Tucker, at firstname.lastname@example.org.