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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:

Pay

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.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

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

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
3678
4.3 %
RISE
2029
3837
  United Kingdom
2024
79167
6.2 %
RISE
2029
84039

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:

Training

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.

Trainee Finder is ScreenSkills flagship new entrant programme which offers paid work placements across a range of roles in film and TV. Applications are currently closed for the 2024-25 programme. Recruitment will usually begin around September of the year before placement. Find out more and apply online by visiting the Film Trainee Finder website.

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Courtesy of BBC Careers

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

BBC Recruitment
Website: https://careers.bbc.co.uk/
Twitter: @BBCGetIn

Radio Academy
E-mail: info@radioacademy.org
Website: http://www.radioacademy.org
Twitter: @radioacademy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/radioacademy/

Information on how to break into the world of radio.

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