East Herts Radio is seeking presenters
Written by Mickey Gocool on 16 January 2017
East Herts Radio currently has vacancies for Online Radio Presenters with or without experience in Broadcasting to join our presenter team.
East Herts is committed to providing quality radio shows to our listening audience. So we are looking for individuals with PERSONALITY, DRIVE AND ENTHUSIASM and the ability to be able to Present a show. That involves doing a fair bit of talking into a live microphone to your audience. You will need a “Radio Personality Voice” in order to engage your listeners. This could be something you can practice at home by listening to the current presenter styles of Commercial Radio Stations.
It is quite important really as being a “DJ” is not about playing your favourite records or CD’s as we use automated software so timings are very important.
Being a Presenter is about being able to host an Engaging, Informative and Entertaining show so this is an ideal opportunity for a student wishing to get into TV, Radio broadcasting or behind the scenes in the media industry.
All Presenters will need to know their way around a computer as well as being able to keep to schedule set by the Programme Controller. Accurate logging and the ability to read News, and Travel updates are an essential part of presenting.
Volunteers are an essential part of community media.
Most community radio stations are looking for volunteers to help out with all the things that go into the running of a busy, active local radio station – including programme assistants, journalists, producers, IT support, writers, interviewers and much more. From students looking for work experience to retired people looking to give something back to the community. People from all walks of life get rewarding experiences from community media.
You don’t have to make a big commitment; you can volunteer as little or as much as you’d like. Whether you want to pop in for a few hours once every couple of weeks to produce a specialist feature or join our busy core team of programme assistants and producers, our door is open to you. No prior experience of radio is required – just a willingness to learn and the enthusiasm to get stuck in!
Past volunteers with community radio stations have gone on to work with major radio companies and organisations like the BBC, Global Radio, Bauer and UKRD. But you don’t have to have ambitions in the media to get involved – all you need is the enthusiasm and drive to do something for your local community, no matter how big or small.
Send us details about yourself along with an image of your head and shoulders and tell us why you would like to join our presenter team and what contributions you can make