I’ve posted a twice about the problems we face as Imaging Producers in the current radio environment – the lack of talent, the future of the job. Solutions have been shared and they’ve generated great discussions – but I want to do more about it.
So, since starting at IMGR in February I’ve been working on an idea which I hope will help to find the next generation of branding talent – and prepare them for the multi-platform world we’re broadcasting to.
It’s called Future IMGR.
So what is it? Check out the press release:
Station branding service IMGR is launching the Future IMGR course to help cultivate the next generation of Imaging Producers.The aim is to provide an opportunity to experience what skills are needed to work in the highly creative and competitive world of station branding.IMGR’s Creative Director Chris Nicoll: “we’ve started Future IMGR to help nurture talented young Imaging Producers, giving them access to shadow and learn from some of the best talent in the business. From writing through to creating live site content, our Future IMGR’s will get to experience the full breadth of what it means to be in a busy branding environment.”Future IMGR’s will spend 8 weeks learning onsite in the IMGR London HQ.IMGR’s Managing Director Mark Goodier says: “Imaging is such an important component of contemporary radio and yet it is so often overlooked. IMGR’s Future IMGR initiative is a structured course which we hope will help create station sound stars of the future.”IMGR are accepting applications for 2016 now. Send your CV and a 2 minute mp3 audio demo of your work to Future@IMGR.com along with 3 reasons why you should be our Future IMGR.
I’m really excited about what this will become, and what it will mean – the real chance to get stuck in and see what it takes. And it won’t just be audio production (although that is a core focus), it’s going to be a full creative immersion in all facets of the branding work we do at IMGR across all platforms.
It works two ways. I know we can learn from fresh unencumbered thinkers as much as I feel we can teach. Creative mind expansion for us all, awaits. Come be a Future IMGR!
We’re on the hunt for audio-mangling-creatives-in-waiting to join our Future IMGR course and at our IMGR HQ in London!
This is your chance to experience work heard by millions across the world – from radio stations in the USA to the UK, Spain to Australia and everywhere in between – while learning what it takes to create outstanding Radio Branding. This 8 week opportunity will see you shadowing some of the ‘best-in-the-biz.’
What you’ll need:
- An outgoing and friendly personality.
- Excellent time management skills.
- The ability to identify emerging music and tech trends, life-stye and ‘pop-culture.’
- Creative ideas, and the confidence to realise them.
- A passion for all things audio, especially music and imaging production.
You’ll complete 6 course modules in your time as a Future IMGR as you shadow the various roles at IMGR – walking away with a guaranteed reference.
Bring your ‘A-game.’ Send your CV and a 2 minute mp3 audio demo of your work to Future@IMGR.com along with 3 reasons why you should be our Future IMGR.