Curriculum Vitae


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BBC Radio 2: The Chris Evans Breakfast Show – Broadcast Assistant (Jan ‘12 – present)

In this multi-skilled live production role on Europe’s biggest Breakfast Show, I develop feature ideas and make creative on air and online content. We have just posted record RAJAR figures for the show and the station.

I also produce the Chris Evans Best Bits podcast. I saw a more than 200% increase in downloads from an average of 160,000 to 500,000 in my first month.

BBC Radio 2 – Broadcast Assistant (Nov ‘10 – Jan ‘12)

Working on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show, Steve Wright In The Afternoon, Sunday Love Songs, Elaine Paige On Sunday, Vanessa Feltz and Richard Madeley.

BBC Local Radio – Broadcast Assistant (July ‘08 – Jan ’12)

Leeds | York | Lincolnshire | Humberside | Three Counties

Complete production and admin assistance across Breakfast, Drivetime and shared regional Late Evening programmes.

BBC Introducing – Assistant Producer (Sept ‘07 – May ’11)

West Yorkshire: Oct ’09 – May ’11 | Lincolnshire: Sept ’07 – Sept ‘08

I lead a small team that set up BBC Leeds’ first Introducing show. I managed the transition from pre-recorded to live shows. I developed innovative ideas for a new show to the station, which won awards for our use of social media, and I was committed to creative projects such as my own summer campaign that utilised user-generated-content.

The show collaborated with BBC TV and hosted the BBC Introducing stage at Leeds Festival, from which we broadcast a multi-regional OB and produced content for BBC 6 Music.

BBC 6 Music – Intern (Aug ‘09)

As the successful applicant in a highly competitive process I worked on 6 Music’s Introducing show with Tom Robinson, helped further the show’s online presence, produce online content and develop use of MusicBrainz.

BBC Radio 4 – Freelance (Dec ’09 – Jan ‘12)

I edited and mixed documentaries and series for BBC Radio 4’s religions output. I work well to a specification and deadline, and contribute to the creative process.

The Hits Radio – Presenter (June ’10 – Aug ‘10)

Weekend swing presenter, presenting afternoons on the UK’s biggest digital radio station (at the time).

Global Radio: Podcasts & Content – Leicester Square (May ‘09 – June ‘09)

I edited podcasts for LBC 97.3 and external clients, prepared audio for various Global stations, and gathered download statistics for analysis. I assisted in major video productions of online content for Capital FM, XFM and Galaxy, working with artists such as The Saturdays, Estelle and Tommy Sparks for major brand clients.

XFM: Assistant – volunteer (Feb ‘09 – Dec ‘10)

The Dave Berry Show – Sept ’09 | The Weekender and X-Posure: Feb ‘09 – Dec ‘10

I gathered and edited podcast material, participated in Sponsorship & Promotion production meetings, and developed skills in technical operations. I was a key researcher and contributor to the book ‘The Xfm Top 1000 Songs Of All Time’.

LSRfm – Leeds Student Radio (Sept ‘08 – May ’11)

Deputy Station Manager: May ’10 – July ‘11 | Drive Producer: May ’09 – May ’10 | Presenter: Sept ’08 – May ’10

Part of a small management team leading the UK’s biggest students radio station. We won Gold in the Student Radio Awards for Best Station 2009. I received two nominations in the Student Radio Awards ‘09 for Best Newcomer and Best Specialist Music Programme.

Radio Festival Radio – Producer (Oct ‘10)

I was part of a small team of producers running the digital pop-up station covering the Radio Academy’s Radio Festival. I was the studio producer for live shows at Breakfast and Drivetime.

Siren FM (community radio) – Music Coordinator & Presenter (Oct ‘07 – July ‘08)

I managed all music on the station, leading playlist meetings, building playlists and sourcing new music. I also presented a variety of shows including Breakfast and Drivetime, and trained others in technical aspects of radio and on-air skills.

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE:

BBC Radio 1 (Aug/ Sept ‘09)

Absolute Radio (Nov ’10 – Jan ‘11)

BBC Three Counties Radio (Aug – Sept ‘10)

Galaxy Yorkshire (April ‘09 – March ‘09)

EDUCATION:

2011 – First Class Honours Degree BSc Creative Music and Sound Technology at Leeds Metropolitan University.