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Fran Hartley

Radio Producer, Music Journalist and Playlister

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsRadio Producer - Radio Broadcast Assistant - Radio Commercials Producer

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About me

Hi! Firstly I am a creative, and a vibrant joy to be around. Secondly I am a radio nerd and music enthusiast. I am extremely passionate about what I do, which is to materialise charming radio content and curate top knotch playlists, usually of new and unsigned music. As mentioned above, I love music. I used to play the drums which went well for a while, until I realised that I was better at critically listening to and writing about music than conducting it. But that's okay, rock-stardom isn't for everybody. Instead of drums, I discovered I was a dab-hand at presenting radio, thus The Hartley Jam was invented. This is a specialist music radio show that I wrote/produced/playlisted and presented during my time at University on their student radio station. I have now graduated, and am looking for a position in both the radio and music industry. With me you will get a very loyal employee, and a hardworking addition to your team. (And definitely a boost in morale!). I am very keen to get involved in the professional media world, and really want to exploit, develop and improve the knowledge and skills that I have gained during my five years of working in and studying Radio Production.

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Skills

  • Radio Production
  • Presenting
  • Blogger
  • Music Writing
  • Artist Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Myriad Playout
  • Djing
  • Journalism
  • Skateboarding

Work history

2015

Producer

Soho Radio

Nov 2014 - Dec 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • - Produced three specialist music shows weekly; Eddie Piller's Eclectic Soul Show; Tasty Time With Tasty Lopez; The Soho Jams Show. - Improved the shows with new features. - Responsible for the broadcast and technical operation of the shows. - All the social media and online representation of the station on-air. - Uploading shows as podcasts and writing appropriate copy alongside them. - Interviewed artists and collected audio at Glastonbury Festival on behalf of the station.

2015

Head of Marketing

Smoke Radio

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
  • Harrow, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • - In charge of the station’s branding to increase listener figures, and a member of the committee for a year. - Created events posters that suited the stations style and target audience. - Moderated online posts made by presenters. - Part of the team that won Gold for Best Station at the SRA's.

2016

Producer

Smoke Radio

Sep 2013 - Jun 2016
  • Harrow, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • - Presented and produced my own weekly specialist music show, The Hartley Jam; included two live interviews weekly. - Playlisting, sourcing artists and other contributors for live interviews. - Creating unique jingles and beds, editing and keeping the station sound in mind at all times. - Involved in outside broadcasts such as at Student Pride, where I presented and conducted interviews.

2013

Producer

Radio Skyline

Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • - Re-branded the entire station including creating a style guide. - Created a station playlist and scheduled appropriate shows for our audience. - Presented various specialist music shows; The Rice Hour; Sex, Love & Madonna; Beatles Summer Special. - Produced Sam & Luke's Breakfast, daily; included two presenters and features needing user generated content. - Led the team toward an effective all-day Children In Need broadcast, including inviting external speakers, and receiving audience donations for Samaritan's Purse charity.