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Assistant Producer, at Radio 1 Music & BBC Sounds Music (UK)

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This is a multi-skilled role, working to the Radio 1 Music Team Editor as well as working on tasks set by the Production Manager BBC Sounds. You will share our love of radio and on demand music and will be expected to have an understanding, passion and knowledge of a wide range of music genres featured on BBC Radio1 and BBC Sounds, as well as its brand extensions (such as Radio 1 Dance). The candidate will also require an instinctive understanding and appreciation of modern youth culture and cultural and digital trends.

BBC Radio 1 is the BBC’s UK youth music Station. Teams at Radio 1 entertain a young 15-24 year old audience through music with an emphasis on new UK music and artists.

BBC Sounds is the BBC’s audio app for Music, Radio and Podcasts. This role will involve working on our on demand music offer, placing music mix content at the heart of Sounds output.


  • assisting the team in the provision of the musical output of the network, with particularly emphasis on daytime programming.
  • You’ll also work across the musical output for Radio 1 Dance and any future Radio 1 brand extensions.
  • supporting the team with off-schedule and linear mix production, working closely with the Production Manager and BBC Sounds music producers and APs.


  • experienced assistant producer
  • a passion for Radio 1 and content across BBC Sounds
  • Experience in audio production is essential
  • the ability to multi-task will be important for this role as working across 2 teams

Job Summary

London Location
Full Time Job Type
Salary Competitive


BBC Radio 1 is a British national radio station owned and operated by the BBC. It specialises in modern popular music and current chart hits throughout the day. Radio 1 provides alternative genres at night, including electronica, dance, hip hop and indie, whilst its sister station 1Xtra plays Black contemporary music, including hip hop and R&B. Radio 1 broadcasts throughout the UK on FM between 97.1 MHz and 99.7 MHz, Digital radio, digital TV and on BBC Sounds. It was launched in 1967 to meet the demand for music generated by pirate radio stations, when the average age of the UK population was 27. The BBC claim that they target the 15–29 age group, and the average age of its UK audience since 2009 is 30. BBC Radio 1 started 24-hour broadcasting on 1 May 1991

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