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Dabster Productions is an independent production company based in Edinburgh. We write and produce unique programmes for the national BBC Radio stations and we make podcasts and digital content for a wide range of clients including The Guardian, Amnesty International and The Radio Academy.
This summer we are searching for the right people to join our existing production team to work on four of our highest profile projects.
Building on the successes of previous years, at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival and Fringe we are producing:
E4 Udderbelly Podcalf – a daily live entertainment show recorded in a two hundred seat theatre with guests from across the Fringe, syndicated online. Eighteen live shows in August.
Pleasance Comedy Festival Podcast – a daily magazine podcast curated and presented by the very best of the Pleasance’s programme.
Hardeep at the Stand – our returning comedy series for BBC Radio Scotland and Radio 4Extra.
Another Project We Can’t Tell You About Yet – but it’s a brand you know, like and want to be a part of.Responsibilities:
Recording: Professionally record audio at comedy venues throughout the Edinburgh Fringe; at all hours and lots of it. Conducting interviews, vox’s and other location audio recording.
Editing: Preparing rushes for your exec. producer to approve and finalise. Constructing features, packages and interviews. We use Cubase. Knowledge of digital editing essential.
Writing: Daily scripts, briefs, interviews, liners and web content.
Ideas: We don’t want a robot, we want someone with creative ideas and ambition.
Online: Publishing podcasts, updating social media, promoting clients brands.
Talent Management: We work with the biggest names in comedy and entertainment in the UK; you need to be nice to them. A working knowledge of the current comedy scene will be useful for when you’re booking acts too.
Running: At some point it’ll be your turn to get your hands dirty – we all do it.Who are we?
We’re professional radio producers, sound engineers, copywriters and presenters; we’re good at what we do and we’re very much lifestyle producers.
We work hard, we love it and there’s always time for tea and biscuits before, during and after the work in hand.Who are we looking for?
Someone who has read this far and already got ideas bouncing around their head.
A talented editor that has a strong eye for a story and a passion for excellence. We’re looking for someone enthusiastic about radio and podcasting, who knows their comedy and has been to the Edinburgh Festival before. The right person will have the flexibility to work at odd hours including weekends throughout the whole of August.
You might not fit the above description exactly, but we’re up for hearing what you can do. In certain cases we’ll offer training where necessary.
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Posted on Thursday 21 June 2012