How to get a job in radio
- Start small – try local or community stations.
- Seek volunteer or internship positions. Bear in mind that there can be heavy competition even for unpaid work. If you work as a volunteer, you can find out if you really want this job or not.
- Don’t be picky about the type of work – even manning the phones can teach a lot.
What are the jobs in a radio station?
Radio Station Job Positions
- General Manager. Responsible for the overall operation of a station.
- General Sales Manager.
- Radio Programme Controller / Director / Manager.
- Commercial Production Manager.
- News Editor.
- Community Relations Director.
- Maintenance Engineer.
- Station Announcers.
Why do you want to work at a radio station?
Radio broadcasts community information and gives people ideas of what to do locally with their free time. While other media can also do this to some extent, radio is more immediate than newspaper, billboards or magazines, so radio is best to let people know when things change.
How do the radio stations make money?
Terrestrial radio stations do not charge their listeners for the product they create and distribute. Instead, they make a profit from the ads they sell, the special events they hold, the syndication of their most popular shows and in some cases the special services they can provide to other radio stations.