Senior PA/Events Assistant

A unique opportunity has arisen for a Senior PA/Events Assistant to join Absolute Radio’s marketing and content team based at One Golden Square, London.

The UK Radio Brand of the Year 2014, Absolute Radio is renowned for its innovation in digital, programming and events, with programmes including Frank Skinner and events including The Isle of Wight Festival.

Reporting to the Marketing Director and Content Director, this is a broad ranging role providing PA support to the Marketing Director and Content Director and additional administrative support to the marketing and events team.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Diary management for the Content Director and Marketing Director
  • Line management responsibility for a Station Assistant. 
  • Writing advanced Presentations for the management team using PowerPoint
  • Minute taking, notes & action points at weekly team status meetings and following up and influencing team members to ensure action points are met
  • Management and administration of payments via Proactis (accounts payment system)
  • Providing support to the Programming, Marketing and Events team as required
  • Assisting at brand events and live sessions often at weekends & evenings
  • Overseeing the Content/Communications/Technology/Marketing day to day admin – ranging from sending out tickets, managing guest lists, booking lunch appointments, team meetings and ad hoc project support
  • Assisting with company- wide award entries
  • Managing the team calendar online & desktop
  • Managing team building events and morale maintaining initiatives
  • Managing an Absolute Radio social media account and supporting the social media team when needed

We are looking for an experienced PA with previous experience in a media/radio environment and outstanding project management and organisational skills.  Excellent communication skills are essential with the ability to influence a wide range of senior stake holders.

The successful candidate will also have the following skills and experience:-

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint,
  • Advanced understanding of Outlook calendar, cloud calendars and diary management
  • Understanding of basic style guidelines
  • Experience of Social Media with an active personal digital footprint

 For a full job description please go to www.bauermedia.co.uk.

 To apply for the role please send a CV and covering letter to Casey.stander@absoluteradio.co.uk by 15th Jan 2015

Brand Marketing Manager – Absolute Radio

A unique opportunity has arisen for a Brand Marketing Manager to join Absolute Radio’s marketing team based at One Golden Square, London.

The UK Radio Brand of the Year 2014, Absolute Radio is renowned for its innovation in digital, programming and events, with programmes including Frank Skinner and events including The Isle of Wight Festival.

The primary purpose of the role is to drive brand objectives across the entire Absolute Radio network.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for delivery of  marketing messages to deliver commercial targets, ensuring all key programming and marketing messages are seeded digitally and regularly updating the marketing director, PR and programming of progress
  • Complimenting marketing activity by creating and implementing in-house on brand activity
  • Updating and maintaining Absolute Radio’s social Media sites
  • Actively creating and maintaining marketing  partnerships
  • Responsible for delivery of traffic & digital targets
  • Working with Digital Content Manager and production team to ensure content is produced and promoted in line with brand strategy on time and within budget
  • Working with developers to ensure brand is effectively delivered on all digital platforms

Proven experience in developing and delivering a brand marketing strategy in both traditional and digital marketing environments is essential for this role. Strong project management skills are a must, as is the ability to build strong relationships whilst managing and influencing key stakeholders. A good understanding of google analytics, HTML and experience of writing blogs and updating social media sites will be required.

The successful candidate will be passionate about both radio and marketing whilst being able to maintain a commercial focus. The ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines, adapt quickly in an extremely busy but fun environment and have the desire to produce award winning content is fundamental for this role.

If you feel you can meet the brief, then please send your CV and covering letter to casey.stander@absoluteradio.co.uk by 19th January 2015.

KISSTORY & KISS FRESH LAUNCH IN LONDON

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Two Brand New DAB Digital Radio Stations to hit the airwaves

KISS FM UK is getting ready to unleash two brand new radio stations across London this December – KISSTORY (Non Stop Old Skool and Anthems) and KISS FRESH (Non-Stop New Beats), giving fans of Hip-Hop, R&B, EDM, House and Garage beatsthe option to go back in time and into the future with non-stop 24/7 tunes.

KISSTORY spins the biggest tune’s from the likes of Jay-Z, Destiny’s Child, Beyonce, Usher, Justin Timberlake, TLC, Eminem, J-Lo, Ne-Yo, Basement Jaxx, So Solid Crew, Wiley, Artful Dodger, DJ Luck & MC Neat.

As the week gathers pace and the weekend draws closer, the team serves up the party vibes  through your speakers with a weekly fix of ‘KISSTORY Dance Anthems’ and it doesn’t stop there.

KISSTORY lives on beyond the radio with huge compilation album releases and massive club nights in London and Bristol. The next events in the calendar come this New Year ’s Eve with two club events from both cities, helping to bring in 2015 in style, while the latest album release is available to download and purchase from stores now.

KISS FRESH is where you’ll find exclusive first plays of some of the biggest club tracks right now from the hottest artists and producers in the industry. Think David Guetta, Chris Brown, Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj, Jeremih, Fuse ODG, Sigma, Clean Bandit and Wretch 32 mixed in with some of this year’s freshest acts like Kiesza, Year & Years, Sigma, Blonde and George The Poet.

The week continues to turn it up into the weekend, playing the best in new dance, house, bass line and hip hop beats with shows from top DJs like Tough Love, TS7 and Mike Delinquent.

With the launch of KISSTORY and KISS FRESH, the KISS FM UK team are searching to find the next KISS FRESH presenter, the ‘KISS Chosen One’ – an incredible platform for all aspiring DJs out there.

Presenters like KISS FRESH’sCharlie Tee know all too well how life-changing the process can be having won the competition last year and you don’t necessarily have to win it to be in it. Contestants like Tinea Taylor, Alex Mansuroglu and Joe Flemons have all gone on to present daily shows on KISS FRESH.

KISSTORY and KISS FRESH will be available in London on DAB digital radio from 12th December 2014, in addition to the online players, Freeview TV and the free to download KISS KUBE mobile app. In order to receive the station’s digital frequencies, make sure you re-tune your DAB Digital Radio to get the most up to date stations including KISSTORY and KISS FRESH. For more information on how to do this, head to www.getdigitalradio.com/retune.

Video entries for ‘KISS Chosen One’ can be uploaded from 5th January 2015 before the live auditions take place at Westfield London City on Saturday 24th- Sunday 25th January 2015. 

For more information and to purchase KISSTORY NYE tickets visit www.KISSFMUK.com

 

CHRISTIAN O’CONNELL INDUCTED INTO THE ARQIVA RADIO ACADEMY HALL OF FAME 2014.

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Absolute Radio’s Christian O’Connell has been inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame. Whilst hosting the event, Christian was taken by surprise as Radio Academy Chairman, Ben Cooper who revealed him to be the eighth inductee.

Christian has been recognised in celebration of winning more Radio Academy Awards than any other broadcaster and for his work in creating some of the most talked-about and creative content in the last two decades.

Also inducted was Radio City/City Talk’s late-night legend Pete Price. Pete’s been a fixture on Liverpool’s airwaves since the 1980s with a show that is a must-listen.

During the special lunch at The Savoy Hotel in London, Jo Whiley, Vanessa Feltz, Trevor Nelson, Nicky Campbell, Alan Brazil and Barry Cryer were also presented with the prestigious honours. Fellowships were awarded to Ben Cooper, Scott Taunton and Fi Glover.

Gloria Abramoff, Interim CEO of The Radio Academy, said:

The Radio Academy are so thrilled to honour these true heroes of the radio industry. All are so deserving of the honour, and we commend their continued excellence in the industry.

 

 

George Ezra, Simple Minds & The Smashing Pumpkins – Absolute Radio Christmas Sessions 2014

It’s the Absolute Radio Christmas Sessions 2014 and man of the moment, singer-songwriter, George Ezra, 80s legends Simple Minds and 90s rockers The Smashing Pumpkins are getting in the festive spirit for three exclusive, live performances from One Golden Square this week and beyond. The sessions promise to serve up  their usual brand of spell-bounding, spine-tingling, stripped down, sets to get everyone in the mood for Christmas. This year’s performers are following in the footsteps of artists from previous years including the likes of Jake Bugg, Tori Amos, Kodaline, Tom Odell, Stereophonics, Ed Sheeran and Mumford and Sons.

George Ezra rose to prominence with the release of his hit single ‘Budapest’ as he continues to top the charts world-wide with his brand of deep vocals and catchy original songs. ‘Listen to the man’, the second single from his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Wanted on Voyage’, features none other than Sir Ian McKellen in the video.

 Simple Minds, the Scottish rockers who shot to fame in the 80s with international hits ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’, ‘Alive and Kicking’ and ‘Belfast Child’, will bring their unique and timeless style to the sessions as the core of the band’s founding members Jim Kerr (vocals), Charlie Burchill (Guitar, Keyboards and more) lead the way. The band’s new album ‘Big Music ‘ has been highly acclaimed as their best in years.

 Billy Corgan’s The Smashing Pumpkins made their mark in the 90s with chart-topping albums including ‘Siamese Dream’ and ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’ which have translated into tens of millions of record sales world-wide. The performance will showcase classic tracks along with songs from their eagerly anticipated 9th studio album ‘Monuments to an Elegy’ out December 9th

 Stay tuned for featured interviews and live sessions on demand via www.youtube.com/ABSOLUTERADIO and listen in to the on-air specials detailed below.

 Absolute Radio Christmas Sessions On-Air Specials

George Ezra - Sunday 7th December 9pm

Smashing Pumpkins - Tuesday 9th December 9pm

Simple Minds - Thursday 18th December 9pm