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Content Director of Magic Radio Network

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are looking for a senior creative leader who can inspire the award-winning Magic team to win new audiences in new ways. By using your extensive experience in the radio industry, excellent contacts with talent agents, and wide-ranging relationships with the music industry, you will collaborate with your colleagues across our portfolio of stations in UK, to grow audiences on every platform.

Having a passion for radio, an ease with talent, and a successful track record of turning creative ideas into entertaining content is essential. You will also have previous experience of leading teams who are knowledgeable in how music radio is currently made and consumed on audio, social, and video platforms.

You must be knowledgeable in the music played across the Magic network, and you’ll have exciting as well as challenging ideas about the opportunities Magic must implement to continue to engage our listeners with new and catalogue artists.

Understanding the strengths of music radio for commercial partners is also key to this role, as is the ability to see new ways of creating content that will enhance the work we do with our sponsorship and promotion teams to deliver compelling activity for both audiences and clients. 

Reporting to the Chief Content and Music Officer you’ll be continuing to bring the existing Magic teams to collaborate more across the Bauer UK portfolio on projects and new initiatives. You’ll be confident leading a team through change and bring your experience to inspire and encourage people to think and work in new ways.

Role Responsibility

  • Lead and inspire teams to work collaboratively on projects and new initiatives that fulfil the company’s objective to win new audiences in new ways
  • Analyse latest RAJAR results and identify areas of focus/opportunities for growth
  • Create new ways of working around the production and delivery of radio shows and content
  • Manage the editorial compliance of the output
  • Build and lead a team of on-air talent and producers to create market leading radio for the target audience
  • Work closely with the sponsorship and promotions teams to deliver compelling on-air activity for both audiences and clients
  • Implement station premium-rate contesting whilst ensuring the highest levels of compliance are executed

The Ideal Candidate

  • Senior Leader with proven success at leading complex teams
  • Experience of working with high profile presenting or performing talent
  • Experience of working at a radio station, music label or digital platform
  • Creating, developing, and delivering complex projects with many stakeholders
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty in a rapidly changing environment
  • Open minded willingness to learn and evolve.
  • Forward thinking and innovative mindset capable of spotting and exploiting new opportunities
  • Strong interpersonal and influencer skills able to work collaboratively and effectively across teams

Package Description

Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life.

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Discounted high street vouchers
  • Internal Bauer Academy – Wide range of learning opportunities to support with your Career Development (Bauer Media Group - Academy: Posts | LinkedIn)
  • Opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension 
  • Cycle to work scheme, tech loan scheme and groups discounts for healthcare insurance
  • Discounted subscriptions on Bauer publications (50%)
  • Thrive initiatives – Wellbeing at Bauer
  • Opportunities to contribute to our Belonging@Bauer and Sustainability initiatives

About the Company

About Bauer Media Group

Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 15,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.

Bauer Media Audio is Europe’s leading digital commercial broadcaster and audio operator. Experts in the power of sound, the company reaches over twenty-five million listeners daily through its market-leading broadcast radio, online services, and podcasts. Spanning 8 countries - the UK, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Poland and Slovakia - BM Audio owns leading brands including KISS, Mix Megapol, Absolute Radio, Radio Norge, Radio Expres, Radio Nova, Radio 100 and RMF.

Belonging at Bauer Mission statement

People are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusivity is part of who we are. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and encourage authenticity, knowing that our differences are celebrated.

What we will offer you

Quite simply, our promise to you is that Bauer Media is a great place to do great work with great people. Our people take an enormous amount of pride in the brands they support. They like their team members, and they feel supported by their managers. We all take collective responsibility for our culture, because we know it has a ripple effect out across our brands. That’s why our culture of inclusion at work, Belonging at Bauer, is at the heart of everything we do. Belonging at Bauer is about our dual goals of being as representative as we can of the audiences we serve, and about creating a working environment where all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work every day. It’s part of everything we do, and everyone who works here is responsible. If you join us, you’ll be an important part of this as well.

Our mental health at work

We’re proud to be the driving force behind the “Where’s your head at?” campaign, which is working to put Mental Health First Aiders on an equal footing with traditional workplace First Aiders. This is a priority for all of us that work at Bauer and we now have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders supporting and working across all of our UK locations.

Bauer Core Values

We are PASSIONATE WITH PURPOSE, creative and commercial…

We know why we are here, and we LOVE what we do!

Our CREATIVE AMBITION and AGILITY takes us further, faster…

You can be as BIG as the space YOU want to fill.


To each other, to our audiences, to our advertisers.


And all ideas are welcome.


We raise it, own it, sort it.

We CARE that everyone feels VALUED and SUPPORTED…

A place where we can all do our best work.


We always have each others back.


For more information about Bauer Media UK please check out our Website https://www.bauermedia.co.uk/

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