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Nick Taylor

Assistant ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
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Nick Taylor

Assistant ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a Leeds University graduate arts professional with a background in radio production and music. Through my work since graduating, particularly a number of years at the BBC, I have developed skills in a number of different creative fields, from producing full-length radio documentaries to programming and coordinating live events, as well as digital and social media skills.
Projects
  • BBC Radio 1xtra Stories - When Words Collide
    'When Words Collide' was an hour-long documentary I produced for BBC Radio 1xtra. It was presented by Nihal and explored the relationship between hip-hop and spoken word culture. The programme featured interviews with hip-hop and spoken luminaries such as Chuck-D, KRS-One, Kate Tempest, Scroobius Pip and Saul Williams. As producer I carried out all research, arranged, recorded and conducted the interviews independently at a variety of locations and edited the documentaries together, as well as d
  • BBC Radio 3 - Exposure
    Exposure was a series of monthly programmes on BBC Radio 3 exploring the experimental music scenes across the UK. Hosted by Verity Sharp, the programme was made up of a live experimental music showcase recorded in a different town or city each month. As assistant producer for the programme my role involved thoroughly researching the different musicians and groups working in each town or city, making contact with local promoters and working closely with the programme's producers in choosing venue
  • Sunday Feature - Harlem on Fire
    I successfully pitched and am currently producing a documentary for BBC Radio 3 as part of their regular 'Sunday Feature' documentary series, presented by the writer, journalist and broadcaster Afua Hirsch. The programme focuses on a relatively untold story of the Harlem Renaissance (the African-American arts and social movement in New York during the 1920s), that of 'Fire!!' - a short-lived literary magazine published in 1926, created by and for the young black artists of the movement. Featuri
Work history
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    Assistant Producer/ProducerBBC Radio 3
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Assistant producer for Radio 3’s new and experimental music strands including Hear and Now, Open Ear and Exposure. Tasks include extensive research in to UK's contemporary classical and experimental music scenes, helping to generate content ideas and choose music and artists for programmes. Also a regular producer for Radio 3’s live breakfast show - building running orders and live in-studio production, working directly with on-air talent.
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    Assistant Producer and ProducerBBC Radio 3
     - Salford, United KingdomFull Time
    Assistant producer on a number of strands for Radio 3 produced in MediaCity, Salford - mainly Sound of Cinema, Radio 3 in Concert, Hear & Now and In Tune. Have stood in as producer for Sound of Cinema, Saturday Classics and Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts, as well as producing on air and online content for special seasons including Radio 3’s Northern Lights season and the Why Music weekend at Wellcome Collection.
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Skills
  • Audio Production
  • Digital Production
  • Programming
  • Music
  • Project Management
Education
    BA English Language LiteratureUniversity of Leeds
     - Leeds, United Kingdom