In October and November 2017, Create Jobs ran two Broadcast Training programmes with Somethin’ Else, NTS & Worldwide FM
Create Jobs hosted a 2-week intensive programme (60 hours) on Broadcast for Radio with Worldwide FM, Somethin’ Else Productions and NTS Radio. Through Create Jobs, we recruited 19, 18-25-year-old Londoners – all passionate about music, storytelling, radio and podcasts but struggling to break into this industry. All participants were graduates and 85% of Black or Minority Ethnic Background. 80% identified as female.
The course worked with award-winning producer Nicky Birch, setting a challenge to pitch for and produce a 3-minute podcast based on ‘The Sound of London’. In groups they worked through the process of research, ideation, pitching, interviewing, recording and editing and marketing their product. The resulting podcasts and pitches were inspired and of fantastic quality, demonstrating incredible creativity and newly learnt technical skills. Playback sessions were hosted at the live streaming giant, Boiler Room.
Throughout the course we introduced participants to leading industry employers, producers, managing directors, assistants and all the roles inbetween (eg. Radio 1’s, Jamz Supernova to Jez Nelson, CEO of Somethin’ Else Productions). We also met DIY show producers and presenters (Pink Matter) and more commercial entities such as The Bugle which has now become a sellout live podcast event, with 12 million downloads per year.
To get a real flavour of working environments, we took the groups on tours at Global Radio (Capital Radio, Heart FM, Classical FM, LBC), Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, 6 Music to partners Somethin’ Else productions, NTS Radio (NPO) and Worldwide FM on live radio.
Here is a snapshot of what some of the participants have gone on to do:
Cass Kyeyune is working on a new business at Universal Music Group.
Kanyin Williams is DJing at Soho House and producing weekly shows at NTS.
Connor Gani is on an internship at Global Radio and is Assistant Producer on the Sarah Millican podcast, also producing a weekly show on NTS.
Hadley O’Garro worked on a podcast for our event: NME #Lifehacks, last year, listen here. He is also interning at Pundersons Gardens film/content studios.
Lucy Carasco is working with Radio 4 and producing a weekly Saturday show for NTS and has been asked to join their in-house team on more projects.
Scarlett May O'Malley is doing an internship at Somethin’ Else and has a spot on Transition Radio show, DJing at various events, including the Jeremy Scott launch at Selfridges.