REBECCA GRISEDALE-SHERRY

LONDON

I am an award-winning radio and podcast producer of 15 years, who has produced live and pre-recorded programmes for the BBC and independent production houses.

 

As producer of Now Playing @ BBC 6 Music I grew the audience to its highest ever reach.  As producer of The Surgery on BBC Radio 1, I grew reach by 17% with a targeted social media strategy.  I have years of experience producing talent like Vanessa Feltz, Gemma Cairney, Katie Thistleton and Dotun Adebayo, and have a particular interest in arts, culture and current affairs.

 

I currently produce The Media Podcast with Olly Mann, and work with BBC Radio 1's podcast team and BBC Radio London.  I also work on podcast development for clients like Platoon.  I am a fully trained BBC journalist, and have covered stories from London to New York.  I am also a vinyl DJ and music lover @x_ray_bex.

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REBECCA GRISEDALE-SHERRY

WORK HISTORY

July 2017 - present

Freelance audio producer for clients including the BBC, PPM Productions (The Media Podcast with Olly Mann) and Platoon.

June 2016 - June 2017 Producer - Somethin’ Else

As producer of The Surgery on Radio 1, I planned, booked, scripted and studio produced the weekly teen advice show in the year Radio 1 focused on mental health as part of their My Mind And Me Campaign.

Leading a team of four (excluding two presenters), I grew the audience reach by 17%.

As producer of Now Playing @ 6music, I created, booked and studio produced each week's musical theme and wrote a corresponding blog for each week's programme to encourage the audience to share stories for the show. The audience grew in my first quarter to it's highest ever reach.

Both roles involved high-level talent management and relationship development, as well as strong Editorial judgement and an understanding of what makes social media content shareable.

January 2013 - June 2016
Broadcast Journalist - BBC Radio London

Editorial lead and studio producer on BBC Radio London programmes including Breakfast, Drive and Vanessa Feltz's mid morning phone-in. As Breakfast Day Producer, I found stories, chased case studies and guests, scouted locations for reporters, wrote scripts and recorded pies for air. As Vanessa's producer, I scoured newspapers and social media to pick the stories which would get the phones ringing, find case studies to illustrate each item and studio produce the show. I also compiled, edited and complied Vanessa's weekly podcast.

May 2008 - December 2012
Broadcast Assistant - BBC Radio London

Researching stories, booking and briefing contributors, taking and vetting calls in the studio, meeting and greeting guests etc.

April 2008 – May 2008
Broadcast Assistant - BBC World New York Bureau

I spent a month working with the radio news team in New York chasing stories, recording interviews, producing on air content for international BBC platforms.

September 2007 – March 2008

Producer - BBC Radio London Late Show with Jumoke Fashola

Set up and live studio production of late night talk show with expert guests and callers, researching topics and talking points, booking and briefing contributors etc.

January 2005 - September 2007 Broadcast Assistant - BBC Radio London

Researching stories, booking and briefing contributors, taking and vetting calls in the studio, meeting and greeting guests etc.

music / arts / current affairs / social justice / live entertainment / podcast production / outside broadcast