How to not mess up your work experience placement

Today’s post comes from the genius audio producer that is Tim Johns, who is currently Reporter/Producer for The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2.

I did a talk on this subject at this year’s Student Radio Conference in Cardiff.

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Yes, some of it is blindingly obvious, but I thought it needed saying because I see people come in for radio placements/internships/shadowing at Radio 2 a lot.  And so often, people get the little things wrong.

tim johns.jpgDon’t be useless at making phone calls

If you’re asked to pick up the phone and book a guest, take a deep breath and go for it. You need to be charming and persuasive. It can be slightly daunting making this first phone call in an open-plan office but if you come across badly and the guest says “no” that’s not great.

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Episode 8 – How to get your work on BBC Radio 4

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Radio Feature Production, Pocasting & Content Marketing

The latest episode features two big names in the world of podcasting.

Eleanor McDowall is the Senior Producer at Falling Tree Productions, and series producer of Short Cuts on BBC Radio 4. If you haven’t heard it, I would thoroughly recommend you take a listen; presented by comedienne Josie Long, the radio programme/podcast showcases the new short features made by audio producers around the world. And if you want to get your work onto the radio, it’s a great place to send your stuff.

Chris Marr is the founder or Learning Everyday Ltd  & creator of the Marketing Academy Podcast. His philosophy is that content marketing is an integral aspect to any business, creative or otherwise, and aims to help as many people as possible benefit from the benefits of content marketing.