Capital Radio is searching for a head of PR and publicity for its key
London stations, Capital FM and Capital Gold.
The job, reporting to head of programming Pete Simmons, will involve
profile-raising activity for DJ’s such as FM’s Chris Tarrant and Gold’s
The chosen candidate will also co-ordinate publicity for Capital events
such as the Summer Jam concert on Clapham Common and the Easter
fundraising event, Help a London Child.
Justin Hunt, Capital Radio’s public relations chief of two years
standing, resigned earlier this month due to personal commitments.
Simmons said broadcast PR experience was not an essential requirement
for the job, but he is looking for someone with a good knowledge of the
youth PR market.
Managerial qualifications are also necessary to look after a small team
consisting of a press officer - Kate van Beek - and a photographer.
Simmons is also considering the appointment of a PR agency to assist
with the promotion of Capital events on a project basis and has asked
several firms to pitch.
Capital Radio, which also owns seven regional radio stations including
Southern FM in Sussex and Birmingham stations BRMB FM and XTRA AM, uses
Grandfield for financial PR.