This week, I’ve decided to focus on the dual roles that someone can undertake in their creative career – being a student and being the Head of Music at Spark 107 FM (it is a voluntary position).
I spoke to Rute Correia, who is the Head of Music at Spark. She’s also completing an MA (Masters) in Radio at the University of Sunderland.
I’d like to stress that Rute’s job is voluntary.
Here’s what Rute had to say!
How did you get into your job?
I am not quite sure to be honest. I joined Spark at the end of June and in the beginning I was doing White Market and producing the Record Collection.
During summer everything was sort of quiet, but as classes started again I began to get more and more involved with Spark. At some point, Scott Hastie (previous Head of Music and current Deputy Station Manager) and I had a conversation about what kind of role I would like to have within Spark’s management and that was a key point on my decision to apply for the this.
I started to have training with the software we use to schedule the playlist and get deeper into Spark’s key commitments regarding music.
At the end of November, I officially applied for the position and got it. (Yeahy!)
What do you like about your degree and your job?
You can follow Rute on Twitter – @RuteRadio.