BFM: The Business Radio Station

TEL: +603-7710-9000 (studio)
SMS: +6016-201-9000

Career Opportunities

BFM is looking for dynamic, creative team players. If you like the challenge of working in a entrepreneurial environment where you are stimulated and challenged, please check out our open positions below to see if your background and experience would be a fit. Send your resume to careers@bfm.my, and indicate the position you're applying for.

Current Openings

1. News Writer and Producer

We are looking for a news writer and producer to cover the news affecting Malaysian markets and minds.

Responsibilities:
  1. Draft news stories from wire services and online sources for on-air bulletins.
  2. Research news topics and call sources for comment, pull and edit clips and read the news on air.
  3. Develop a roster of contacts throughout Malaysia to draw upon for interviews and background.
  4. liaise with other news producers to air the most newsworthy stories and clips fit for broadcast.

Interested and qualified candidates can send their CV to careers@bfm.my with the words 'Newswriter/Producer Candidate' in the Subject line.

2. Assistant Administrator Ad Traffic and Sales

BFM 89.9 is looking for an Assistant Administrator Ad Traffic and Sales. This role is to support the entire sales team in the efficient running of the ad traffic and sales operation.

Responsibilities:
  1. Enter sales orders into radio advertisement system (airwaves) and integrate airtime schedule with the radio broadcasting system (RCS).
  2. Ensure advertisements are successfully played on-air/online during appointed periods.
  3. Run advertisement reports for the management and support client requests for advertisement verification.
  4. Responding to and handling sales enquiries and referring these to the head of client services for further action.
  5. Handling client requests while the sales team is out of office.
  6. Maintain accurate records of all pricings, sales, and activity reports.
  7. Ensure payment of accounts receivables by clients in a timely manner.
  8. Support, co-ordinate and monitor sales team activities.
  9. Support, co-ordinate and monitor sales production activities.
  10. Understand company capabilities and service, and effectively communicate BFM’s positioning, aspirations and all its product offerings to the client.
  11. Provide high-level of professional sales administration and traffic management to the client and the sales team.

Interested and qualified candidates can send their CV to careers@bfm.my with the words 'Assistant Administrator Ad Traffic and Sales' in the Subject line.

3. Assistant Producer on The Evening Edition show

BFM's evening flagship show, The Evening Edition, is looking for an exceptional producer to join their team.

The job requires the following skills:
  1. Research skills, to find the best guests Malaysia and the world have to offer;
  2. People skills, to persuade and prepare great guests;.
  3. Organisational skills, to keep our daily show humming on schedule;
  4. A team attitude, as it is a team effort each and every show;
  5. creativity, to continually generate new and fresh ideas; and
  6. Self-discipline, to work independently and efficiently on all of the above.
The person should have:
  1. A university degree;
  2. Ideally some experience outside of academia in a deadline-driven environment;
  3. Excellent English and writing skills;
  4. Social media experience and interest; and
  5. A genuine interest in radio and its potential to open minds and influence Malaysians.
  6. Excellent organizational skills
  7. Excellent time management.
  8. MUST listen to BFM and specifically the Evening Edition
  9. A keen interest in the programme's general editorial agenda. (News, Current Affairs, Social Issues, Music, Pop Culture, Community)
  10. The ability to work under pressure (deadlines, undertaking technical responsibilities, sudden programming changes)

Interested and qualified candidates can send their CV to careers@bfm.my with the words 'Evening Edition Assistant Producer' in the Subject line. The cover letter should outline why the candidate is an ideal fit for the programme and the station and suggest three ways they would improve the show if they were to join the team.

4. Health and Living Trainee Producer

BFM's afternoon show, The Bigger Picture, is looking for an exceptional trainee producer to join their team. If you have an interest and understanding in Health and Science, have research and people skills to find the best guests in Malaysia and the world has to offer, then you might just the talent we're looking for.

The job requires the following skills:
  1. an interest in communicating health and science topics to the public.
  2. people skills, to persuade and prepare great guests.
  3. organisational skills, to keep our daily show humming on schedule.
  4. a team attitude, as it is a team effort each and every show.
  5. creativity, to continually generate new and fresh ideas.
  6. self-discipline, to work independently and efficiently on all of the above.
The person should have:
  1. a university degree.
  2. able to work in a deadline-driven environment.
  3. excellent English and writing skills.
  4. exposure to current developments in the field of health and science in the local and global environment.
  5. social media experience and interest.
  6. a genuine interest in radio and its potential to open minds and influence Malaysians.

The cover letter should outline why the candidate is an ideal fit for the programme and the station and suggest three ways they would improve the show if they were to join the team.

Interested and qualified candidates can send their CV to careers@bfm.my with the words 'Bigger Picture Assistant - Health and Living Producer' in the Subject line.

5. Events Coordinator

The Events Coordinator will be responsible for the design, development and execution of all timely and relevant events which appeal to our listeners as well as entrepreneur-related programmes and outreach.

The role will encompass topic research, speaker acquisition, content development for new programmes and outreach. Our signature events include the Enterprise Breakaway and Innovation@Work.

The ideal candidate will have directly relevant experience in events and/or project management but also have the intellectual interest and capacity to develop innovative and engaging programmes from scratch. They will have the ability to engage and attract potential sponsors with exceptional content and speakers.

Responsibilities:
  1. Brainstorm ideas, and design programmes from inception to their execution into commercially viable events.
  2. Conceptualise the event by developing the programme, identifying the speakers, target audience and potential partners and sponsors within stipulated timelines.
  3. Plan and develop marketing campaign to promote events.
  4. Plan and manage the marketing and PR of events and entrepreneur programmes and outreach.
  5. Liaise with external partners and potential stakeholders.
  6. Manage event budget and costings.
  7. Liaise with the Sales team on business synergies.
  8. Lead the Events team from event inception to execution.

Interested and qualified candidates can send their CV to careers@bfm.my with the words 'Events Position' in the Subject line.

6. Broadcast Technician

BFM 89.9 is looking for an experienced broadcast technician. A degree is preferred but not required. Real world experience at a broadcast organisation is key.

Desired attributes include a proactive, team-oriented approach and the willingness to go the extra mile, as we are on the air around the clock. Familiarity with the RCS system is highly desirable.

Responsibilities:
  1. Check equipment to ensure it is operating properly (antennas, remote controls and auxiliary power units, for example
  2. Read schematics and technical drawings.
  3. Study reports and talk to equipment operators to get details of problems.
  4. Replace faulty wiring and terminals, and re-solder connections.
  5. Find and replace faulty assemblies and parts (such as capacitors, transistors, integrated circuits, printed circuit boards and transformers).
  6. Use electronic test equipment to check output power, frequency and modulation.
  7. Assist with building, installing and adjusting new equipment.
  8. Set up and operate portable field transmission outside studio.
  9. Monitor strength, clarity, and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals, and adjust equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts.
  10. Set-up, operate, and maintain broadcast station computers and networks.

Interested and qualified candidates can send their CV to careers@bfm.my with the words 'Technician Candidate' in the Subject line.

7. Internships

If you're looking not only for solid work experience, but the opportunity to help make Malaysia a better place, then BFM 89.9 might be for you!

BFM interns don't make coffee or disappear into a copy room somewhere. They are fully integrated into Malaysia's only independent talk radio station from day one.

Interns for our signature Breakfast Grille Programme assist with financial and background research for high-profile interviews with Malaysia's top CEOs and opinion-makers. In the past they've undertaken special research projects, such as analysing BFM's coverage of education stories.

Other intern positions are tailored to the needs of the station, and fit the background, experience and interests of the intern. Examples might include a special project on micro sites, general production assistance for other business or arts/culture/health programming, or analysis of our sales strategy.

All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to listen to a range of BFM programming. Although the team is fun and work atmosphere casual, interns are expected to pull their weight. Desired intern attributes include, but aren't limited to: street smarts, a nose for good stories, persuasion skills, unbridled curiosity, a team spirit, a strong academic record, an analytical mind, punctuality and deadline orientation. Perks include frequent mamak visits with the team, opportunity to meet some of Malaysia's movers and shakers, non-stop snacks and a potential to make a difference.

To apply, send your CV to careers@bfm.my with the Subject line 'Internship Candidate'. In your cover letter, please specify the exact dates you would be available and indicate your top three preferences for programmes. Include why this content attracts you and what you can potentially contribute.

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