Will you make the 30 in 2013…?
The Radio Academy has begun its annual search to find the most exceptional professionals under 30 working in UK radio.
Our industry is full of brilliant people, but we want to find thirty young people who don’t just do their job well, but go the extra mile. Those who make the list will be widely recognised as the industry’s brightest stars and will be announced at the Radio Festival in October.
It doesn’t matter which sector or discipline you come from. We want to hear from producers, sales people, journalists, presenters, production assistants, PAs, technicians, commercial producers and support staff.
The critical qualification is that you are exceptional.
We want to hear about your greatest achievement in radio!
- If you work in programming, tell us about a brilliant piece of content. It could be a news report, music show, contribution, OB, built speech item, or something else amazing.
- If you work in sales, what did you do that pulled in that elusive client or achieved exceptional revenue figures?
- If you work in on-line, how have you used the medium to re-invent radio, enhance a radio show or build awareness amongst consumers?
- If you are technical, what have you achieved to set new standards, innovate or exceed existing practice?
- If you work in another discipline in radio the same principles apply. Maybe you have been an amazing leader or superlative team player who has achieved something very special. What matters is that your contribution is above and beyond just doing your job. It could be a superb piece of editorial, a compelling commercial, a terrific technical innovation or social action that really made a difference.
Need a bit of inspiration?
If you want a bit of inspiration before you start writing your 250 words, click here to see a .pdf of last year’s booklet, featuring each of the final 30 and the 250 words that convinced the judges.
And why not have a read of this feature in the BBC’s Ariel magazine on one of last year’s 30, James Carpenter.
We’ve also got some fantastic podcasts you might want to have a listen to:
This edition of RadioTalk is packed with some invaluable advice about how to get yourself onto this year’s 30 Under 30 list of incredible talent. John Myers talks to Paul Robinson, the chair of the judging panel, about what it takes to make the 30. Also joining John and Paul is James Carpenter, who made the list last year on his second attempt.
In this RadioTalk, one of our 30 Under 30 for 2012, James Carpenter, tackles the increasingly important question of how radio stations keep younger listeners for longer.
James and producer Tom Billington speak to George Ergatoudis (Head of Music, Radio 1), Andy Roberts (Group Programme Director, KISS/Bauer Media), Rod McKenzie (Editor of Radio 1 & 1Xtra Newsbeat), Hattie Pearson (Xfm) and Greg James (Radio 1) for their thoughts on that perpetual challenge.
This RadioTalk from December 2012 is a 30 Under 30 special. James Carpenter (one of the 30 for 2012) talks to two of the judges, Paul Robinson and Lorna Clarke. They discuss the 30 Under 30 for 2012, the judging process and what made that year’s top 30 really stand out. They also discuss their own experiences of getting into radio and give some brilliant advice about what young people need to do to get their foot in the door.
A classic edition of RadioTalk from October 2011, following the announcement of the inaugural 30 Under 30 list, hosted by, produced by and featuring 5 members of the Class of 2011. Hosting this special edition of RadioTalk is Charlene Guy – a presenter from BFBS who has spent the last 7 years travelling round the world with the army and embedded everywhere from Afghanistan to The Falklands.
Joining RadioTalk veterans Jimmy Buckland (Head of Strategy, UTV) and Carina Tillson (then Head of Compliance and Regulatory Policy, Global Radio) is Jonathan Jacob (SPI Account Manager, First Radio Sales) who may be familiar to those who follow The Earshot Creative Review blog and podcast. Find out how they heard the news, what they think makes a #RA30 and what advice they’d give to aspiring radio stars of the future.