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OpenFM – Press Release – Feb 2010

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It’s a new day for Irish radio as OpenFM aims to be Dublin’s first gay cultured radio station
Dublin – Ireland, February 1st 2010. Ready for a new sound on radio? In June/July 2010, subject to BAI approval, OpenFM will become Ireland’s first gay cultured radio station broadcasting across Dublin and we’re now hiring!
OpenFM aims to highlight the gay culture of Dublin. The station will endeavour to educate, inform, entertain and open the minds of its listeners. Our mission is to encompass and celebrate diversity.

The station will include a variety of programmes that will showcase the different tastes and interests of Dublin’s LGBTQ community. Leading up to and during the Dublin Pride week we will feature from the many events happening across Dublin and provide a guide to what’s on. On the day of the Dublin Pride Parade the station will dedicate its broadcast to the event. With on-location live coverage throughout the parade and culminating at the post parade show.

Liam Cahill Deputy head of OpenFM said “OpenFM aims to provide the LGBTQ community and beyond with a station that isn’t afraid to counter perceptions about what gay people may be like. I firmly believe OpenFm will rattle the airwaves and give people something they haven’t heard anywhere else”.
Everybody wants to be on radio but what about volunteering as part of an exciting radio team? OpenFM is currently seeking people with relevant media and radio experience. Do you think you can handle being on air, being knee high in research, or producing a hard hitting debating program? If so, this station is for you. Details overleaf.
About us:

OpenFM is an independent not-for-profit organisation working in conjunction with the Dublin Pride Committee. It has an independent board made up of 9 people who have a variety of experience within radio.

With approx. 60,000 members of the LGBTQ community in Dublin, Open FM has a unique edge on other radio stations as it aims to inform and educate the wider Dublin community aswell as entertain.

Contact Information:
For more information please contact:
Sam Lyons
Co Station Manager, Open FM
Or
Liam Cahill
Co Station Manager, Open FM
Liampcahill@gmail.com
Or
Emma Carroll
Programme Director, Open FM
radioemc@gmail.com
Additional information can be found by emailing: Openradiofm@gmail.com
OpenFM is currently seeking people to fill the following roles.*

Researchers

OpenFM requires individuals to fill the role of researcher. The role involves working with producers in the gathering of stories and program ideas, vetting callers, organizing guests and, helping with the overall production and quality of the broadcast.
Producers
OpenFm requires individuals to fill the role of producer. The OpenFM schedule has a fine mix of talk based and music driven shows therefore you must be flexible to work on both formats and eager to work hard in maintaining a quality broadcast at all times. The producer, depending on the shows format, will be responsible for the creation, organization and direction of live radio programming, screening/briefing callers, keeping the show on time and within format, suggesting and implementing ideas, arranging guests, and editing live and pre-recorded audio pieces for broadcast among many other duties.
Web Designer:
OpenFM aims to be innovative and creative within the online sphere. We’re currently seeking a web designer who can work as part of a team to make the stuff dreams are made of. Think you have it? You must have at least two years experience designing websites and using the appropriate programs.
Head of Marketing
OpenFM prides itself on being Dublin’s first gay cultured station. Therefore, our head of marketing will be charged with promoting a young, progressive, modern station to both a LGBT audience and beyond. You have to be quick with numbers and fast on your feet have at least one years experience working in or within a marketing environment.
Marketing Officer
You could be one of many but you’ll be working within a marketing team that is driven and focused on communicating definitive message. Your main job is to ensure OpenFm’s marketing strategy is targeted and understood by our audience. You will report daily to the head of marketing and Open’s management team.
Press relations officer
OpenFm is currently seeking a press relations officer. Your main job will be to handle any press relations quires and ensure all aspects of the media are being used to promote the Open brand. This opening is perfect for any recent journalism graduates of students who are looking to get a feel for press relations.
Head of music
OpenFm is currently seeking a head of music. You will be charged with one of the most important jobs within the station – deciding the music we play. OpenFm’s target audience ages from 15-35 and includes all sizes and ages of the LGBT community and beyond. Yes, you might be thinking Gloria Gaynor would be a perfect fit right? Wrong. OpenFm will be the home of the best in brand new music from Ireland and around the globe, with the odd classic thrown in to complete our mix. So, are you good at mixing indie, pop, dance, rock and, some old classics together? If so, this job is for you. You must be able to work within a team environment and have experience using editing equipment. Also, a good knowledge of music is essential! Got what it takes?
Head of production
OpenFM is currently seeking a head of production for the station. You will be charged with the creation of OpenFM’s jingles, promos, beds and, sponsorship spots. You will be playing a part in how the station sounds which is vital to reach our target audience. You must have at least two years experience working within production, either in college or within the industry, and have a good knowledge of radio and editing. *
Deputy head of production
For you it’ll be how the station sounds! You hear that sting which plays between each song? Well, you’ll be charged with helping create it. Your main job will be the ensure quality at all times and having a sense of humour is kind of essential.  At least one year experience working within production is preferable and a good knowledge of radio and editing.  *
Deputy head of news
OpenFM  is seeking a Deputy head of news. OpenFM has a unique news style with some bulletins containing diverse topics delivered in a quick and informative fashion. The Deputy head of news will report directly to the head of news and work with the Open production team to produce a news service which is fast and quick but doesn’t delve into the area of tabloid. You should have at least one or two years experience working within news, have a broad interest in news and current affairs and, be willing to work as part of a team. *
Reporter/ broadcast journalist
Do you want to be the next step in the OpenFm newsteam? Reporters by nature are tasked with gathering large quantities of information, selecting the most important and then telling a story. We need reporters who are able to work within several fields such as politics and sports. You should have a large interest in news and current affairs, have worked within news and, are eager to tell a story.
Sports Journalist
OpenFM is currently seeking a sports journalist. Charged with reporting who scores what, where, when, and, why your main job is to report on sporting events and deliver them within a bulletin. Want to have a go? You must have at least one years experience working within radio and have a big interest in sports.*
DJ’s
DJ’s and presenters are one of the most important parts of any radio station. At OpenFM, we want you to be funny, quirky, informed and most of all sound good. OpenFM’s day time schedule includes a mix of music and talk but from drive time onwards it’s all about the music. Do you have what it takes?*
Head of Sales
Openfm is currently looking for a head of sales. You must be target driven and able to work as part of a diverse team.  Experience working within radio is essential.
*Demo required.
Please note all roles will be held on a voluntary basis.

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