Claire is a Radio Producer and Music Industry Professional based in Liverpool, UK. Here you can listen to examples of her latest work and find information on how to contact her. Claire has worked for many UK stations and most recently works as a Broadcast Assistant at BBC Radio Merseyside


Claire Burgess

Broadcast Assistant October 2012- Present BBC Radio Merseyside, Liverpool
• Working across the output of the station 

Producer March 2011- August 2012 Heart Cambridgeshire, Cambridge
• Producer of Heart Breakfast with Kev and Ros
• Generating ideas and forward planning content for long-term strategy

• Setting up features and organising shows content on and off air
• Producing and sourcing audio for features, awards entries and promos
• Organising and booking interviews and callers
• Managing Facebook and online output to fit with group policy

Producer July 2009 - Present Radio City, Liverpool
• Producer of Simon Greening’s Sunday Morning Breakfast Show ‘The Weekend Wakeup’
• Setting up interviews/Features and organising shows content on and off air

• Implementing Online New Media Strategy to raise awareness and help build hours and
• Working with the presenter and marketing team to raise the Presenter profile

Regional Advisor May 2009 – September 2009 New Deal For Musicians, UK
• Advised musicians on career development in Birmingham, Manchester
and Nottingham regions
• Monitored work and set targets to generate employment outcomes
• Worked as part of a team to ensure a good quality of service to clients

Producer January 2009 - February 2009 Dubai Eye Radio, Dubai
• Produced a daily current affairs programme ‘Dubai Today’ for Dubai’s biggest
Talk Radio Station
• Booked and managed guests, callers and Presenters
• Provided feedback to Presenters
• Researched news stories/ working alongside Broadcast Journalists
• Produced the documentary ‘What Life Sounds Like’ for broadcast

Creative Assistant July 2008 - Present, Three Ones Music, Birmingham
• Working with Artists to create fan content and build engagement
• Building, updating and maintaining blogs/websites and implementing social media
strategy using Photoshop, Wordpress, Final Cut Pro etc.
• Working with pluggers, journalists and bloggers on a national PR campaign
• Office and artist management
• Tour management including liaising with venues/ promoters on bookings for artists
• Basic bookkeeping using Quickbooks
• Organising music conferences, artist showcases and press events

Personal Assistant July 2008 - November 2008, Gigbeth, Birmingham
• Booked and researched artists and speakers for the festival
• Promoted the festival using new media strategies
• Organised the VIP after party

Producer June 2008, Made In Birmingham Productions, Birmingham
• Wrote and Produced the documentary series ‘Birmingham People’ used as part of Birmingham City Council’s Sister Cities campaign

Presenter & Producer April 2007 Scratch Radio, Birmingham
• Created show playlists
• Presented and produced the new music show
• Programmed using Selector/Linker and used the Master Control play-out system
• Produced and edited features & interviews

Producer & Intern October 2006 - July 2008, Kerrang! Radio, Birmingham
• Produced ‘Fright Night with Yvette Fielding’
• Organised content for the show on and off air
• Wrote and edited audio for broadcast
• Used Selector to programme the stations music, adverts and What’s On
• Used Dalet to construct podcasts/ build shows
• Worked as a Technical Operator on the Ugly Phil Breakfast Show, writing traffic
bulletins, managing callers using Phone Box and reception duties

Researcher October 2006 - June 2008, Galaxy and Heart, Birmingham
• Conducted radio research with listeners in Manchester, Newcastle, East Midlands and Yorkshire Areas
• Managed a team to insure targets are met on time

Programmes Assistant January 2006, Key 103, Manchester
• Assisted in programmes department preparing Sony and Music Week Award entries
• Sourced material for The Mike Toolan Breakfast show
• Contacted competition winners
• Loaded material for ‘The Hits’ radio station using Dalet playout system
• Updated website
• Wrote articles from press releases for newsletter

Co- Presenter June 2005, Rajaphat Community Radio, Kamphaengphet, Thailand
• Co-hosted music shows presenting in Thai.
• Leant how to drive the desk and use computers for music selection.
• Presented afternoon music shows in English showcasing the best in Western music.

English Teacher
August 2004 - August 2005 Project Trust Volunteer, Kamphaengphet, Thailand,
• Teaching 600+ students aged 12-18 conversational English in a fun and exciting way
• Fundraising £3,850 for Project Trust Charity
• Performing Tsunami relief work e.g. Beach clearing, Garden building and translation work

March 2009 Agent 19 Awards, Mumbai
Best Radio Feature
• ‘Steve Stirling’ a radio documentary about a well known Birmingham taxi driver
December 2007 IBDA’A Awards, Dubai
Best Radio Feature
• ‘Our Big Issue’ a radio documentary produced for BBC WM’s about homelessness

KEY SKILLS Good working knowledge of RCS, Phonebox and Master Control
IT (Level2) Intermediate level Microsoft Office
Excellent working knowledge of Adobe Audition, Photoshop and Wordpress

Sept 2005 - June 2008 Birmingham City University, Birmingham
BA (Hons) Media and Communication (Radio) 1st Class Hons

Sept 2002 - June 2004 Sir John Deane’s College, Cheshire
4 A Levels grades A-C
1 AS Level grade B

Sept 1997 - June 2002 Weaverham County High School, Cheshire
10 GCSE’s Grades A-C


Live Music, Marathon Running, Thai Boxing, Extreme Sports and Travel