Ben Winter

Management Assistant at XVII Music Group

Level
Junior
Location
The City of Brighton and Hove, UK
Availability
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About me

Hiya, I'm Ben! I'm a Music Promotion graduate with wide-ranging experience within the creative industries, including: - radio (Voice FM, Radio Sonar) - live music (The Joiners, Honeymooner) - music PR (Curious PR) - events (Curious Promotions, SC Productions) Give me an email if you’d like to chat - benwintermusic@gmail.com

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Skills

  • PR
  • PR Campaigns
  • PR Strategy
  • Radio Presenting
  • Radio Production
  • Basic Photoshop
  • Audio Editing
  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • People Person

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Radio Sonar

    Radio Sonar

    • Radio
  • S

    Student Radio Association

    • C

      Curious PR

      • V

        Voice FM

        Work history

        Currently

        Management Assistant

        XVII Music Group LTD

        Oct 2019
        • Brighton, United Kingdom
        • Full Time

        Currently

        Deputy Music Officer

        Student Radio Association

        Jun 2019
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance

        Currently

        Station Manager

        Radio Sonar

        Mar 2018
        • Southampton, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • My role as Station Manager is demanding, with over 100 paid members contributing to our presenting, playlist, sports & news teams. I am responsible for informing an 11-strong committee, and to ensure that they are fulfilling their roles to the best of their abilities. As well as chairing committee meetings, I have also assumed the role of Head of Music, which has seen me chairing weekly playlist meetings. This has massively benefitted the social side of the society, and will put the station in a positive direction after I graduate.

        2019

        Volunteer Coordinator

        Voice FM

        May 2019 - Oct 2019
        • Southampton, United Kingdom
        • Freelance

        2019

        Press Officer

        Curious PR

        Sep 2018 - May 2019
        • Southampton, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • My role at Curious PR largely focuses on plugging client songs to student & commercial radio stations, and to ensure that press releases are of a professional standard. Some of my accomplishments include getting our first client, Southampton-based band Pioneers, on to the Amazing Radio & Voice FM playlists, as well as setting up acoustic sessions on Sound Radio's (Winchester) 24-hour charity broadcast and the Student Radio Association's Chart Show (broadcast nationally across all student stations).

        Education

        2019

        BA (Hons) Music Promotion

        Solent University

        Sep 2016 - Jul 2019
        • Southampton, United Kingdom
        • This course has taught me a wide range of music industry-related skills, and has also heavily encouraged me to apply them to real-life situations. For example, the PR skills taught in my first year have led to me starting Curious PR with some of my fellow students. As well as this, the live music industries unit in second year gave me the skills to promote a gig for rising indie/rock bands Thyla & Beach Riot, both of which I had previously featured on my Radio Sonar show. The micro-industry that the music courses creates for students here is very unique, and I am hungry to apply my learning to even more real-world situations.

        2015

        Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
        • Reepham, Norwich, UK
        • A in English Language - one of the main focuses of this was persuasive & creative writing B in Media Studies - making music videos, understanding intertextuality between all visual aspects of a song's release C in Psychology - pretty irrelevant to be perfectly honest

        Awards

        2019

        Outstanding Contribution to Student Media

        Solent Students' Union

        2019

        Engagements' Choice

        Solent Students' Union