We need people to help us create World-wide radio. We are currently looking to expand our team of volunteers in a number of areas, take a look at the opportunities below and we look forward to hearing from you.
Rotary Radio UK Volunteer Opportunities
Rotary Radio UK is busy building on the initial success of the station. Listener numbers are increasing and our output is reaching the public and individual Rotarians across the country. To keep the momentum going we now need to recruit new team members and are pleased to offer the following opportunities:
Responsible for purchasing new music, loading the music on to the station’s database and assisting in the maintenance of the music output systems. The music manager will work closely with the presenting team to shape the database for their individual needs and assist them loading their own music on to the database. This will involve regular visits to the studios and will initially require a commitment of around eight hours a week on a flexible basis. You will need a good knowledge of all music genres and technical computing skills. Training on the studio software – Competa and Audacity – will be available.
Responsible for managing the rota of presenters and shows. This is essentially an organisation and people management role as you will be compiling the monthly schedule of shows and ensuring each individual from the team of presenters is in the right place at the right time. You will also be in contact with the Media Co-Ordinator so news of “What’s On When” is sent out to existing and potential listeners on a regular basis. This role will require the skills of organisation, diplomacy and sometimes, persuasion. Some visits to the studios will be necessary but most of the role could be conducted from home via telephone and email.
In this role you will assist the Media Manager with output on Twitter, Facebook and our website, arranging regular updates and daily output on Twitter. Knowledge of Facebook and Twitter are thus essential and some understanding of website design and maintenance will also be required. The station is growing and the Media Co-ordinator will need to respond quickly to news as it emerges. Some longer-term planning of media campaigns and output will also be part of the role as will be keeping our website lively and contemporary. Regular visits to the studios will be desirable but most of this role could be conducted from home using social media and telephone.
News Team Members
We are looking to recruit a number of people in different parts of the UK to gather Rotary news, compile concise reports for broadcasting both “on-air” and via social media and to work with the team to produce monthly and weekly news bulletins. Each will be in frequent contact with clubs and Rotarians in their area to encourage them to produce items of interest. Some experience of working in this type of environment is highly desirable. Team members will work from home and communicate by personal visit, telephone and social media.
Technical Team Members
Keeping the station “on the air” 24 hours and day and 365 days a year is a full-time occupation and we are looking for people with technical and computing skills to assist the Studio Manager with this responsibility. Knowledge of broadcasting equipment and software is desirable but training can be given. What is essential is a willingness and ability to take responsibility for the technical side of the station on a rota basis and respond to urgent situations if required. The role will involve visits to the studio but most of the operating equipment and software can be accessed remotely. “Out of Hours” studio visits should not be necessary.
We are building up the team of presenters and will be pleased to hear from people interested in joining the team to present live shows. Previous experience of radio broadcasting is desirable but not essential as training can be given. Most of our output is music based but we are also planning to develop a range of talk shows, quizzes and sports output. You will need to demonstrate knowledge in one of these areas and a willingness to learn. Regular visits to the studios will be necessary for training and then broadcasting. We envisage most shows being broadcast on a weekly or twice weekly basis, including weekends but there will also be slots for people to deliver daily shows. Most shows will be produced from our studio and will either go out live or be recorded and broadcast at another time.
If you would like to apply for any of the positions please send a CV and short covering note to Steve Wood, CEO Rotary Radio UK via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to our studios at Blue Town Heritage Centre, 69 High Street, Blue Town, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1RW.