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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and indicate the position you're applying for.
1. Account Manager
BFM Sales is looking for a master persuader, who can help advance our sales and help promote the BFM brand amongst potential advertisers.
- Develop and execute sales strategies to achieve sales and profitability targets.
- Develop sales packages and collaterals including rate card, sponsorship and airtime packages, volume purchase incentives and loyalty incentives.
- Responding to and following up with sales enquiries and customer issues.
- Maintain accurate records of all pricings, sales, and activity reports.
- Develop sales proposals tailored to needs of customers, including accurate and timely pricing, and initiate and conduct presentations of the proposals.
- Ensure payment of accounts receivables by clients.
- Communicate the client's goals and represent the client's interests to the team, whilst setting proper client expectations.
- Understand company capabilities and service, and effectively communicate BFM’s positioning, aspirations and all its product offerings to the client.
- Provide high-level of professional account management to the client.
Requisite Competencies and Experience
- Sales or media background.
- Curiosity, adaptability, creativity, character, independence and warmth.
Interested candidates should send their CVs and a cover letter outlining what you have to contribute and your demonstrated results in your previous positions to email@example.com. Please put 'Sales Account Manager Candidate' in the subject line.
2. The Bigger Picture 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:
- open to on-air presenting (subject to Programme Manager's discretion and approval).
- an interest and understanding in topics that are part of the editorial profile of The Bigger Picture.
- an interest in communicating these topics to the public.
- adaptable, skilled in creative and lateral thinking.
- research skills, to find the best guests in Malaysia and the world has to offer.
- people skills, to persuade and prepare great guests.
- organisational skills, to keep our daily show humming on schedule.
- a team attitude.
- creativity, to continually generate new and fresh ideas; and
- self-discipline, to work independently and efficiently on all of the above.
The person should have:
- a university degree.
- 5 years working experience.
- able to work in a deadline-driven environment.
- excellent English and writing skills.
- exposure to current developments in the field of health and science in the local and global environment.
- social media experience and interest.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the words 'Bigger Picture Assistant - Health and Living Producer' in the Subject line.
3. Business/Morning Run Presenter
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 a presenter to anchor and produce our news and business programmes for the Morning Run.
- You would not only interview, but prepare research and dive deep into the business and market news of the day.
- We start early: our day starts at 5 am with an editorial meeting in the studio. You are off the air at 10am and how you structure your research and interview times is extremely flexible.
- Our listeners, business managers and professionals, must find you credible and authoritative regarding Malaysian business and markets. This means you need to know your CAGRs, EBITDAs and NTAs - familiarity with standard business language and reporting is a must.
- You should exude the values of BFM: professionalism, integrity and intellectual honesty.
- You must be a team player, willing to take on any and all tasks that need doing to produce a quality programme.
- A degree in business, finance, accounting or related disciplines is beneficial.
Please make the case in a cover letter why you would make an outstanding business presenter, and how you would help us ‘Build First-World Mindsets’ as a valued team member. Interested and qualified candidates can send their CV to email@example.com with the words 'Trainee Producer, Morning Run' in the Subject line.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
5. Morning Run Business Interns
The Morning Run, our flagship business show, is looking for a few good men and women with a head for business and an appetite for fun. For new grads, we offer significant training in business journalism for up to six months.
- You will assist the producers and presenters in providing the up-to-the-minute analysis and research required for a business news programme.
- A minimum three month commitment.
- Ability to work early.
- All economics, accounting, business, Law, Human Sciences, Politics, Actuarial Science or Maths students and recent grads welcome to apply.
- Research and analytical skills a must.
- Three references required.
- Teamwork orientation is key.
- An understanding of business terminology is helpful when reading analyst and market reports.
Interested and qualified candidates can send their CV to email@example.com with the words 'Morning Run Intern Candidate' in the Subject line.
6. Account Manager - BFM-EDGE Education
With a mission to advance Malaysia, BFM-Edge Education owned by The Edge and BFM Media is looking for a self-driven, results-oriented Account Manager. Our focus is corporate education.
- Make phone calls to build contacts.
- Network to do market research and build contacts at events.
- Follow up on sales leads.
- Help team members with other tasks such as event organising.
- Super results-focused.
- Pleasant, trustworthy and self-confident.
- Must love education and self-development.
- Good spoken and written English.
- Prior sales experience in training and education is a plus.
- A university degree is a plus.
- Adobe Illustrator, copywriting or web designing/development skills are a big plus.
- Opportunity to attend classes and events at BFM-Edge.
- Participate in profit share.
- Opportunity to help shape the future of an education startup.
- Option to work from home.