Programme Manager, Absolute Radio Country

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Permanent - Full Time
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Monday-Friday, 0900-1730, 37.5
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Monday-Friday, 0900-1730, 37.5
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Central London
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Package Description

Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life.

Flexible Working

We want to make sure that we find the right people to work in our teams, and we know that the traditional 9-5, five days a week doesn’t suit everyone. So, we would love to hear from you if you feel you’re a great fit for this role and would like to work flexibly. If you are the right person for this role, we’ll find the right working approach for you. 

If you think you’d be great at this job and would love working with us, we’d love to hear from you. To apply, you’ll need upload your CV, a covering letter and 250 words detailing a documentary or special programme or series that you think would sit well on Absolute Radio Country.

Job Introduction

Absolute Radio is where Real Music Matters. The successful candidate will be joining a family which creates entertaining and engaging content for almost five million people across 10 stations. We’re ambitious and forward-thinking, we put our audience first and we want to be the best we can be, with innovation core to what we do.

The Programme Manager for Absolute Radio Country will be heavily involved in the station’s day to day running. Working with Absolute Radio’s Content Director you’ll also help to shape the vision of the station. Working with the music team, presenters and social media team, you’ll be involved in evolving the station’s tone of voice both on-air, through events and across all digital platforms.

Main Responsibilities

  • Music scheduling
  • Programme Production
  • Liaison with record labels, artist management and industry bodies
  • Talent coaching and development
  • Collaboration with digital teams to generate and amplify engaging and innovative content

Person Specification

  • A passion for Country Music
  • Strong music scheduling skills
  • An ability to work individually and within a team to create PR’able ideas
  • Experience in programme creation and excellent editing skills
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines and in a pressured environment
  • Project management skills
  • Experience and confidence in working with on-air talent and developing their skills

About The Company

About Bauer Media Group

Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 15,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.

Bauer Media Audio is Europe’s leading digital commercial broadcaster and audio operator. Experts in the power of sound, the company reaches over twenty-five million listeners daily through its market-leading broadcast radio, online services, and podcasts. Spanning 7 countries - the UK, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Poland and Slovakia - BM Audio owns leading brands including KISS, Mix Megapol, Absolute Radio, Radio Norge, Radio Expres, Radio Nova, Radio 100 and RMF.

Belonging at Bauer Mission statement

People are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusivity is part of who we are. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and encourage authenticity, knowing that our differences are celebrated.


What we will offer you

Quite simply, our promise to you is that Bauer Media is a great place to do great work with great people. Our people take an enormous amount of pride in the brands they support. They like their team members, and they feel supported by their managers. We all take collective responsibility for our culture, because we know it has a ripple effect out across our brands. That’s why our culture of inclusion at work, Belonging at Bauer, is at the heart of everything we do. Belonging at Bauer is about our dual goals of being as representative as we can of the audiences we serve, and about creating a working environment where all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work every day. It’s part of everything we do, and everyone who works here is responsible. If you join us, you’ll be an important part of this as well.

Our mental health at work

We’re proud to be the driving force behind the “Where’s your head at?” campaign, which is working to put Mental Health First Aiders on an equal footing with traditional workplace First Aiders. This is a priority for all of us that work at Bauer and we now have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders supporting and working across all of our UK locations.

Bauer Core Values

Creativity - We create unique, high quality content that delights our audiences.

Ambition - We think big and bold, pushing boundaries and embracing change.

Passion - We approach every day with curiosity, commitment and a lively positive mindset.

Teamwork - We learn from each other and take the time to understand both challenges and opportunities, working together to find the right solution.

Trust - We are open, respectful and honest.

InclusivityWe encourage different points of view and perspectives and value all contributions.

Responsibility - We make measured and thoughtful decisions that support the business vision.


For more information about Bauer Media UK please check out our Website