We hear from Jason Winstanley, Content Director of Classic Hits at The Radio Network about what his job involves, advice and more.
Â Name: Jason Winstanley
Job Title: Content Director â€“ Classic Hits
Company: The Radio Network
WHAT DOES YOUR JOB INVOLVE?
I am responsible for the Classic Hits brand, both on air and online. That means I make sure the announcers are doing the right things, help choose the music, oversee promotions, make sure the right content is being delivered online, and ensure everything we do is focused on getting our target audience listening and involved with Classic Hits.
HOW DID YOU LAND YOUR JOB?
I started working for The Radio Network in Christchurch after studying at the New Zealand Broadcasting School in Christchurch. I started as an announcer, then moved in to promotions & programming. I moved into management four years ago.
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU DONâ€™T LIKE ABOUT YOUR JOB?
There are always parts of any job you donâ€™t like â€“ but in this job there arenâ€™t many things. Probably the worst part is doing lots of paperwork!
WHAT ARE THE BEST PERKS ABOUT YOUR JOB?
I get to work with some amazing people and go to lots of free concerts. Iâ€™ve also met some incredible performers, including Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Ed Sheerhan, Justin Timberlake, Lily Allen, One Republic, Taylor Swift, and Beyonce.
WHATâ€™S THE HARDEST PART?
Managing people â€“ everyone is different and needs to approached accordingly. In a large team you never feel like you spend enough time with anyone.
WHAT SUBJECTS AT SCHOOL WOULD YOU RECOMMEND STUDENTS TAKE?
English, Media Studies, Journalism
If God is a DJ, Life is a dance floor, Love is the rhythm, You are the music
BEST ADVICE YOUâ€™VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
– Professional: Plan with your head, perform with your heart.
– Personal: Your time is the biggest gift you can give someone
ANY OTHER ADVICE FOR READERS?
Dream big, and work hard getting there.