Tue 03 Mar, 2023

National Prison Radio seeks new Managing Editor

An extremely rare opportunity to become Managing Editor of National Prison Radio, the multi award-winning radio station for people in prison. 

We’re the charity that developed and runs National Prison Radio, the world’s first national radio station for people in prison.

Last year we picked up a Gold Award at the radio industry’s prestigious ARIAS. In recent years we’ve been crowned Independent Production Company of the Year (Audio Production Awards) and Charity of the Year (Third Sector Awards). We’ve also been nominated for a string of British Podcast Awards.

We operate out of two prison bases, HMP Brixton and HMP Styal.

National Prison Radio is the world’s first national radio station for people in prison. It aims to support people through their prison sentences, and prepare them for life after release. 

According to our latest research, 84% of people in prison listen to National Prison Radio, and they listen for an average 11.1 hours per week.

We’re looking for a Managing Editor, National Prison Radio to lead us into the future. A key member of the team, this person will manage the direction and quality of programming on the radio station, and also oversee our team of producers across both production sites.

The charity is at a moment of renewal, with several transformative projects in development. National Prison Radio sits at the heart of these initiatives. The person who fills this role will lead the National Prison Radio production team, have creative responsibility for the direction of National Prison Radio and oversee everything that comes out of the speaker.

We’re obsessed with high-quality production, and we aim to inspire our audience to take positive action as a result of listening to our programmes. We therefore focus on ensuring our content is as engaging and tightly-produced as possible. Candidates will need to demonstrate a solid background in management, with high-level format development and production skills.

Ours is an organisation unlike any other, and we’re particularly interested in hearing from candidates who, along with the required professional experience, have direct experience of the criminal justice system. 

We’re a driven, tight-knit team working in what can be a challenging, exhilarating world, and you will be motivated by the knowledge that your work has the potential to make a real difference.

How to apply: Please download the job description. Then download our Job Application Pack and email copies of your completed Application Form, Diversity Monitoring Form and References Form to recruitment@prison.radio. 

Application deadline: Sunday 23 April 2023

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