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Volunteer at radio station in Brisbane!

Brisbane's youth independent radio station wants volunteers - and that means you!

Submitted 12/5/2006 By MC Views 13859 Comments 0 Updated 12/8/2006

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Photographer : Dave Lewis
Switch is a youth independent radio station in Brisbane.  We're a dance-influenced radio station, playing all the latest dance, pop, and remixed top 40 tunes, PLUS heaps of urban music for that extra bit of soul.  We're young, funky, and extremely crazy.  Our aim is to help young people set foot into the radio industry, and most importantly, use our station as a vehicle to pronounce issues regarding Brisbane's youth.  Right now, we're looking for some young, dedicated people who would like to gain experience in the radio industry as a volunteer for the station.   

To volunteer, just send me back an email with your resume, cover letter, and I'll contact you for an interview so you can start straight away. Once you've got the position, you'll just need to become a member (which only costs $20 a year), and will include benefits such as VIP competition prizes, discounts, free CDs, free movie tickets, and heaps more.  And all for $20, PLUS you'll make heaps of good contacts. Therefore these positions are really good for journalism or PR students, but are open to everyone. 

Please pass this on to anyone you know who would be interested. 

If you would like to apply for the volunteer positions, please send a resume and cover letter to mc@switcham.com

Below are the available positions:

Voice talents:
  • Complete voice overs for on-air sponsorship messages, sweepers, stingers (last two are very short messages, like station identifications).
  • Preference for male voice talents (we have an influx of female voices at the moment!)
  • Let me know ASAP and I will contact our sound guy.  You will be notified when your voice is needed J
Segment Producer :
  • Co-ordinating Youthlink and Jobline
  • RE: Jobline - Source positions for Jobline from different organisations, and script them so they can be put into production
  • RE: Youthlink - Research organisations that cater for our youth demographic, and script them so they can be put into production. Only required for one day a week
Community Liason Officer:
  • Prepare Community Service Announcements (CSAs) - write out live reads or prepare them for recordings
  • Contact community organisations for future CSAs
  • Keep a direct link with community organisations and the station
Membership officer:
  • Deals with putting info into database
  • Keeping database up-to-date
  • Co-ordinate membership payments, ensure transfer of correct funds
  • Sending out renewals
  • Keeping database up-to-date
  • Will become a portal between members and the station