I was offered a work experience opportunity with BBC Coventry & Warwickshire radio station from September 2-13, 2019 after applying online under the BBC Work Experience Opportunities in Regions within Radio career hub.
On day one, producer Terry Goodwin had me on the field immediately to gather Vox Pops for the station.
Other duties that I had were as follows:
- Provide assistance to reporter Richard Williams in a BBC live report.
- Write cues and scripts for the presenter(s).
- Provide assistance to producer Sally Johnson by answering phone calls for presenter Phil Upton for the Drive Time show.
- Gather Vox Pops daily for executive producer Catherine Hardy.
- Shadow presenters Trish Adudu, Phil Upton, and Vic Minnett and news reader Tom Cooke.
- Provide assistance to producer Jenna Benson by setting up interviews for the Vicapedia segment for the Vic Minnett Show.
- Provide assistance in radio production by utilising the Dira! software, which included Open Media, Highlander, and Startrack.
- Create audio clips from the Vox Pops I recorded using the Myriad recording device and then edited the audio clips on Dira! Startrack– the audio editing software.
- Produce my own news package to pay tribute to those lives that were lost in the September 11th terrorist attack in America.