BBC Radio 2, the most listened to station in the UK, combines popular music and culture with a diverse range of specialist music, documentaries and comedy. The station also boasts an award-winning blend of top name presenters including Chris Evans, Simon Mayo, Steve Wright, Jeremy Vine, Ken Bruce, Terry Wogan, Graham Norton, Dermot O’Leary, Johnnie Walker, Claudia Winkleman and Paul O’Grady.
Jeremy Vine presents the weekday lunchtime show on BBC Radio 2. He’s on air Monday to Friday from midday until 2pm featuring news, views and live guests.
Claudia Winkleman presents the weekly Arts Show on Friday evenings at 10pm. It is a lively and unpretentious look at the latest films, plays, dance events, books and exhibitions, alongside an eclectic selection of music.
This placement will be Monday to Friday for four weeks working alongside the Producers of the Jeremy Vine programme and the Radio 2 Arts Show. Tasks will include preparing programme notes, answering calls from the public, helping prepare audio, watching live programme broadcasts and working alongside the programme team on other tasks.
The Ideal Candidate
BBC Radio 2 is looking for applicants with a demonstrable interest in broadcasting, journalism, news and the arts. In particular, you should listen to BBC Radio 2 and have an awareness of the Jeremy Vine and Arts Show. You should have good interpersonal skills. You’ll need to be highly motivated, work well in a team and be adaptable. Knowledge of the internet as well as IT skills would be advantageous. Please note that this is not a placement for people who would like to gain on-air or presenting experience.