Fri 11 Nov, 2020

We’re hiring! Two excellent radio production colleagues wanted.

Two opportunities have come up to join the Prison Radio Association’s award-winning production team.

We run National Prison Radio, the world’s first national radio station for prisoners.

In recent years we’ve been crowned Independent Production Company of the Year (Audio Production Awards) and Charity of the Year (Third Sector Awards). This year we won Gold at the radio industry’s prestigious ARIAS. We’ve also been nominated for a string of British Podcast Awards and this month we’re nominated for SIX Audio Production Awards!

Do you want to join our team?

We’re looking for a Producer and Assistant Producer, both initially home-based, to help us create a brand new sports show for National Prison Radio in a project funded by Sport England.

The Producer will be full-time and be able to demonstrate some specialist knowledge of sport, with an interesting contacts book. You’ll also make additional partnership productions across a range of subjects. This is a varied and rewarding role for the right person.

The Assistant Producer will be part-time (3 days per week), supporting the Producer. This is a great opportunity to learn and develop production skills in a fascinating work environment.

Both roles are primarily home-based, but you will work in close partnership with people who have served prison sentences, and as coronavirus restrictions are eased you’ll also visit prisons as part of the production process, creating programmes that will be broadcast into the cells of over 80,000 prisoners across England and Wales.

We’re obsessed with high-quality production, because we want our listeners to value National Prison Radio’s output. We aim to inspire our audience to take positive action as a result of listening to our programmes. We therefore focus on ensuring our programmes are as engaging and tightly-produced as possible.

According to our latest data, 74% of people in prison listen to National Prison Radio, and they listen for an average 10.6 hours per week. This puts our producers in a position of great influence among an audience who are hungry for our content and the support and inspiration it provides.

These are roles unlike any other, and we’re particularly interested in hearing from candidates from under-represented backgrounds and also from people who have lived experience of the criminal justice system. We need people who can produce radio programmes to an extremely high standard, perhaps for the BBC, commercial radio, with an indie or as an independent producer.

With the drive to fit into a talented, tight-knit team working in what can be a challenging, exhilarating environment, you will be motivated by the knowledge that your work has the potential to make a real difference.

How to apply: Please download the Producer or Assistant Producer job description.

Then download our Job Application Pack and email copies of your completed Application Form, Diversity Monitoring Form and References Form to

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Application deadline: 23:59, Wednesday 25 November 2020

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