Broadcast Assistant

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A broadcast assistant helps the producer and does the administration needed to plan and put on a radio programme. They research for background information on topics that form the content of radio programmes, and help with different aspects of planning and producing the programmes.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual salaries vary, depending on:

Salaries for broadcast assistants with the BBC are usually around £19,000 a year rising to around to £29,000 with experience (outside London). Starting salaries in local radio stations tend to be around £13,000 to £16,000 a year.


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Getting In

Entry is very competitive and many jobs are short-term contracts.

What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:


Getting On

More Information

Ready to launch your career at the BBC? The BBC talent schemes could kick start your passion into a job that you love. Follow @BBCGETIN Instagram to stay up to date. Have a look at BBC Careers Kick start your career.


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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

BBC Recruitment
Twitter: @BBCCareers

Radio Academy
Twitter: @radioacademy

Information on how to break into the world of radio.

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