New radio careers site launches

By | Published on Wednesday 13 July 2011

Route Into Radio

Wanna work in radio? Well, do you? I mean, do you really? Well, Skillset has teamed up with the Radio Academy to launch a new website for people considering a career in broadcasting, whether on air or behind the scenes.

Tip, go work for Radio 1, with 700,404 people just working on the lunchtime show, it can’t be that demanding. Though you would have to be in the same room as Fearne five days a week. Scrap that, go work for a commercial FM outlet, where not only will you get to present an eight hour overnight show, you’ll also be put in charge of opening the mail, managing the website and cleaning the studio every Wednesday night. Sorted.

In related news, did you know we occasionally publish real advice for aspiring radio DJs? Look, here were some tips Eddy TM and Marsha Shandur offered way back in 2009.

Anyway, this new website. You’ll find lots of tips there too, including more from Shandur, plus BBC Surrey’s Danny Pike, 5Live’s Aasmah Mir, Radio 1’s Scott Mills, and on behind the scenes stuff Radio City’s Euan McMorrow, All Out Productions’ Jo Meek and Folder Media’s Matt Deegan. Check all this out.