We're Hiring!
19 August 2021, Posted in: Company news

Love music, love radio? Folded Wing are looking for two brilliant people to fill vital roles in our award-winning team.  We need a Head Of Production – a senior editorial figure who can make world-class, imaginative audio content; inspire and guide younger producers and build connections with a wide range of clients.  And we want a Unit Manager to keep the team running smoothly – talking with clients, managing our schedules, paperwork and studios, and making sure our CEO can focus on growing the company.

Folded Wing produce a range of programmes and podcasts for the BBC and commercial clients – including Jamie Cullum’s Radio 2 jazz show, Romesh Ranganathan’s For The Love of Hip-Hop; New Music for New Parents for BBC Sounds; BBC Introducing for Radio 1 and The Selector for the British Council.  

Both roles require experience, skill but above all passion.  A love of music is at the heart of everything we do. 

Full job descriptions below. If you think you’re the right person to join our team, send a CV and a covering letter to [email protected] putting the name of the role you are applying for in the subject. The deadline for applications is Monday 13th September.

In the covering letter tell us about three things – something you’ve done that you’re really proud of; something made by Folded Wing that you really love – and why; and the radio programme you’d love to make. 

Head of Production – Folded Wing (Full Time)

The role of the Head of Production is to produce and oversee the creation of audio and visual content – for radio programmes, podcasts, mobile and other platforms. They work alongside the CEO to research, find, pitch for and manage new business. They are the creative lead on all FW projects. They will give help and assistance to other team members, ensuring the content they produce complies with all relevant BBC or other regulatory guidelines and legislation. They will be expected to advise on matters of potential controversy and provide editorial advice.  They report to the CEO.

Key Skills

An in-depth knowledge of music and experience of high-quality audio production. Highly organised, able to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision, flexible and multi-skilled. 

You'll have excellent digital production skills and the ability to produce audio and other content to BBC Network standards. You will be comfortable providing support and training to other team members and will have the skills to help manage other members of staff. The ability to represent Folded Wing to a range of clients and artists and maintain excellent relations across the industry.


Reports to: CEO

Responsibilities include

To produce audio and other digital content for a range of clients 

To oversee the creation of audio & visual content 

Support, train and develop junior members of staff

Establish a pool of appropriate freelance and casual production staff for appropriate projects

Help find the most efficient way to produce programmes and content

Keep FW demos and showreels up to date for pitching and client conversations

Understand editorial and legal compliance, and give support to other team members

Develop connections with BBC and other media outlets, and taking lead role in commissioning rounds and pitches

Assisting with the compilation, maintenance and recording of project expenditure, identifying areas of potential overspend

Person Specification

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Skilled at a range of audio, digital and visual production techniques and of operational and administrative systems.

Familiarity with technical equipment and software in Radio/TV production

Detailed understanding of a range of music genres, and a passion for new music

Passion, knowledge, creative thought

Experience of developing new talent and contacts and maintaining relations with clients and artists

Demonstrate trustworthiness and ability to be left to own initiative 

Ability to manage other team members

Unit Manager Folded Wing (Flexible)

The Unit Manager is responsible for general administration and logistical duties across all the company’s production and business needs. They help manage schedules and deadlines for new and existing business, assist with production budgets, contracts for staff, freelancers and contributors, health and safety requirements, archive management and IT.  Manage the diaries and schedule of the CEO and Head of Production. They help production teams with travel and studio logistics as required. Play a key role in managing pitches for new business.

Key Skills

Excellent organisation, research and interpersonal skills. A good understanding of how audio, digital and visual content is made and a knowledge of the media industry.  The ability to work independently, on their own initiative but also to function well as part of a team.  Familiarity with budget and project management tools. Willing to take on new tasks, skills and responsibilities. Ability to communicate clearly inside and outside the company. 


Job title: Unit Manager

Reports to: Head of Production & CEO 

Responsibilities include:

General admin duties and support for all the company’s productions

Managing delivery schedules and timelines for one-off and continuing productions

Managing appointments and new business admin for CEO and Head of Production

Managing internal and external communications for the company

Managing all business data including sensitive and personal information in line with GDPR regulations

Managing Health and Safety provisions for the company

Overseeing production budgets where necessary

Liaising with and booking freelance staff, alongside CEO and Head of Production

Looking ahead for additional staff needs

Research for productions, presentations and new business pitches

Skills, knowledge and experience

A passion for music!

Understanding of how audio and other content made and knowledge of the media industry

Simple budgeting and project management skills

Experience of working within a creative environment would be desirable.

Excellent organisational skills and the communication skills to engage with clients at senior level

High level IT and presentation software skills, ideally with some audio and image software editing.

Close attention to detail and an ability to work to the highest quality standards

Show initiative to deal with problems and overcome obstacles

Ability to work both independently and also as part of a team

Be able to work effectively under pressure, react quickly and meet tight deadlines

Experience of working with external suppliers

Resourceful with a talent for finding solutions