BFM: The Business Radio Station

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. Assistant Producer for the Weekend Supplement

BFM's weekend shows, Weekend Supplement, are 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 shows 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.

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

2. Business Producers and Presenters

Do you have a passion for business and management issues, and at least ten years' experience in finance or financial journalism? We are looking for presenters and producers to anchor and produce our news and business programmes. The selection criteria is simple. Our listeners, business managers and professionals, must like, perhaps even love, you. Our business audience is not easy to please. They want a personality who is credible in business and financial matters. This means you need to know your CAGRs EBITDA and NTAs. Not that we are into jargon, but familiarity with the business terms of the world is a must.

Our business audience also wants a credible product. They are well travelled and well educated, so they can spot fakes a mile away. You should exude the values of BFM: professionalism, integrity and intellectual honesty.

Interested and qualified candidates can send their CV to careers@bfm.my with the words 'Business Producers and Presenters' 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.

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. Conference Producer/Event Organizer

The Conference Producer/Event Organizer 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.

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

5. 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.

6. Internships

BFM is looking for a few good interns year-round, for a minimum of three months. Requirements include a familiarity with our programming, curiosity, fresh ideas, enthusiasm, initiative and a track record of follow-through. We are also looking to proactively partner up with local universities to select the best students in journalism and other more non-traditional studies, and to match them with programmes which match their interests and passions.

At any given time we might have internships in news, longer-form programmes, production, events and sales. BFM also has the need for longer-term interns on a part-time basis, two or three days a week for at least four months. Students still at university are especially encouraged to apply.

Intern candidates specifically desired for Weekend programming. Candidates with an interest in travel and fashion particularly encouraged. Please discuss, in this case, your background and interest in your cover letter.

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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