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BBC Music NI Music Presenter

BBC Music NI seeking music presenters – interested?

BBC Northern Ireland is searching for presenters who can display a genuine expertise and passion for music. They don’t know everything that’s happening, but they think you might. Consider yourself an expert on classical, folk, microtonal Indonesian gamelan, thrash metal, free jazz or vapourwave? Then they want to hear from you.

If you are aged between 18 and 30 on 1st June, all you need to do is make a 60-second video of you (and only you) reviewing a performance, gig or recent recording, in English. They are not looking for filming skills but your video needs to be clear and audible. It should show evidence of your musical expertise and above all be interesting. Having help with the recording is fine, but the video needs to be original, made specifically for this opportunity and the script needs to be your own work, even if it’s ad-libbed.

Pop this 60-second video online on your social media or video hosting platform of choice and email the link to It does not need to be made public but please ensure the video is accessible to them as we may not be able to let you know if they can’t access it. The email MUST include a link to your video and 150 words explaining why you should be selected for this opportunity. It also needs to include your contact details. You should outline your depth and breadth of music knowledge and any other skills you have. For example, if you can read music, have volunteered on college radio, ran a punk night, were an ambient DJ in Ibiza, can speak another language or have a Phd. in German baroque composers.

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Telephone Number:

Link to Online Video:

Why Should You Be Selected, (150 Words)?

Twenty of you will be asked to attend an audition day in BBC Broadcasting house in Belfast. Here you will try out TV and Radio presenting skills, including autocue and scriptwriting with the help of Radio Ulster’s Lynette Faye and Radio Foyle’s Stephen McCauley. While we will retain all of these auditions for further opportunities, we aim to give five of you the further chance to front some of MusicNI’s online content during 2018.

You will need to be ordinarily based in Northern Ireland, and have the right to live and work in the UK. Students studying outside NI should apply but your normal residence needs to be here. You can enter until 11:59 on Friday 1st June. Anything sent after this date will not be considered. You must also be able to attend an audition day in BBC Northern Ireland on 23rd June if you are selected. The full Terms and Conditions can be found here.

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