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Producer – Radio

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A radio producer is responsible for the overall content and production of a radio programme. This includes the initial research, budget, staffing and technical aspects.

They usually work in one type of programme format such as music or talk-based.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

Starting salaries for trainee producers working for a small local station may range from £13,000 to £18,000 a year. With experience this can rise to around £21,000 to £37,000 a year. Senior producers can earn up to £45,000 or more a year.

Many radio producers work on a freelance basis, earning a set fee for a job. This could be from around £150 up to £300 a day.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Employers include the BBC, commercial radio stations, community radio and independent production companies.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland

  Scotland
2022
2961
0.9 %
FALL
2027
2936

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The Radio Academy website has some good careers advice.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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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