Radio Producer

Radio producers who are sometimes called “radio program directors” plan the daily content listeners will receive via audio broadcasts. Broadcasts normally occur over the radio and the internet. They come up with ideas for broadcasting content and then they line up potential contributors and interviewees for the program. They also select any music that will be played during the program. They work mainly behind the scenes but they supervise DJs broadcasting assistants engineers and everyone responsible for the technical quality of the programs. To do their jobs well however they themselves must be skilled in the use of the technical equipment including digital editing of program content. Radio producers are in charge of responding to audience feedback. After each program they work with the station manager to obtain listener ratings and ensure that advertisers are satisfied. The website says that radio producers need a four-year bachelor’s degree in marketing communications journalism andor broadcasting. In most cases they have several years of experience working as radio news reporters editors or DJs at the station. According to the website those coming from different radio stations should maintain recordings of radio programs they have produced and a detailed resume listing prior radio experience including community radio shows or shows produced for college radio stations. Radio producers work long hours and their job involves multitasking under a great deal of pressure. According to the website salaries for radio producers depend on the specific station for which they work and the radios show they run. Earnings can be approximately $60000 annually but this usually increases with experience.

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
Avg Salary: $60000
High Salary: $80000
Low Salary: $40000
Tasks: Decides on the content for radio programs.
Generates programming ideas.
Operates radio equipment.
Prepares programs for broadcast.
Also Called: Radio Program Director
Executive Producer
News Producer
Audio Producer
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