Cahal Naughton

Head of Production

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

Four years professional experience managing, programming and producing live radio within London's underground music scene. Last two years been leading the production department at legendary Rinse FM. A multi-skilled team player with exceptional communication skills, confident in high-pressure environments and experienced working with a wide range of talent and genres. Current career pursuits include live streaming, vision mixing, filming and video editing. Proven academic background in the sciences, specifically Chemistry with degree from world class university.

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Skills

  • Radio Production
  • Social Media
  • Studio Management
  • Admin Skills
  • Music Programming
  • Audio Editing
  • Sound Engineering
  • Video Production
  • Live Streaming
  • Content Management

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Radar Radio

    Radar Radio

    • Radio
  • Rinse FM

    Rinse FM

    • Music

Work history

Currently

Head of Production

Rinse FM

Jun 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Communication with talent prior to live radio broadcast or pre-recorded show. Management of equipment and Tech Spec. Liaise with Scheduling dept. to make sure the shows are locked in - Scheduling of live or pre-recorded radio and video content. Lead the production team in production of live or pre-recorded show ie. mic levels, general sound levels and any special requirements. Assist and support talent whilst delivering shows. Edit shows to completion using Adobe Audition software and upload to online platforms Soundcloud and Rinse website run by Wordpress. Daily upkeeping of Myriad (pre-recorded shows, adverts , new playlist additions, interview beds + talent selections). Update advertising schedule weekly and distribute to radio team. Ensure correct preparation of pre-recorded shows ready for TX. Deliver listenback links to talent after show. Oversee Podcast/Listenback formatting and ensure correct and uniform titling. Responsible for talent in the building. Capturing and posting content for socials. Liaise and communicate with all guests and talent in the space. Management of radio studios + office. Operation of technical systems around playout, recording and transmission. On hand tech support to talent. Show planning and content creation for flagship shows. Editing of bespoke audio content. Technical support. Liaise with social media team to carry out social media whilst operation of live shows. Upkeep of archiving systems, Google Drive + Gmail.

Currently

Radio Producer

Rinse FM

Oct 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Live and pre-recorded FM and digital radio, podcast and music content production for a global audience on London’s biggest underground music station • Managing talent, recording, editing and pre-assembling presenter-led radio shows • Selecting and broadcasting playlisted music • Digital audio editing; handling the creation of all audio assets, and producing content to station and Ofcom regulations • Global contact book of DJs and content producers in urban/electronic music and radio • Creating and managing artwork and visual assets using Photoshop, InDesign and Premiere Pro • General studio management – responsibility for planning live radio broadcasts; project managing future broadcasts, driving the desk and monitoring station output • Taking sole responsibility for the weekly production of a roster of different shows on Rinse FM • Scheduling content for broadcast using professional broadcast software (PSquared Myriad) • Creating, editing and uploading podcasts; managing assistants; working remotely/around the clock as required

2017

Head of Nighttime Radio

Radar Radio

Dec 2016 - Sep 2017
  • Timber St, London, UK
  • Full Time
  • - Lead producer for Boy Better Know, Amy Becker, Big Zuu, Scratcha DVA, Emily Dust & more - Responsible for programming the nighttime schedule (1800-0600) 7 days a week - Major contributor to brand development in the pivotal first 3 years of launch - Reporting updates in weekly meetings - underlining successes & areas for improvement - Continuation of managerial duties

2016

Radio Station Manager

Radar Radio

Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
  • Timber St, London, UK
  • Full Time
  • - Managing talent and production staff so as to uphold standards of broadcast content - Live production at external broadcasts: Bloc., Outlook Festival & BBK Takeover at The O2 - Sourcing music, generating content, script writing, booking guests & controlling social media - Multitrack mixing of live sessions, preparation of equipment, audio editing & creation of assets - Scouting talent - arranging demo recordings and providing feedback to potential DJs - Creating and streamlining office systems using Microsoft Office suite, Google G-Suite apps etc.

Education

2013

Oct 2009 - May 2013
  • Exhibition Rd, London SW7, UK
  • - Modules covered in organic, inorganic & physical chemistry, including thorough laboratory training - Completed a final year lab project on the catalytic properties of Copper complexes

2009

3 Grades at A Levels (Biology, Maths, Chemistry), AS Level in English, and 12 GCSEs (8A*s, 4As)

Graveney School

Sep 2002 - May 2009
  • London, United Kingdom