Your noon briefing: Commissioning editor – comics, Original 106, etc

IT feels like an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; certainly a chance that doesn’t come around very often.

One of the dream media jobs? Probably.

Dundee-based newspapers, magazines and comics publisher, DC Thomson, is seeking a commissioning editor, for its comics division.

In other words, working every day with Oor Wullie, The Broons and the gang at The Beano. And more.

For more information, click here, the vacancy advertised on the media jobs board.

Meanwhile, another media vacancy, posted these least 24 hours on the board, is from Glasgow-based TRC media, which is seeking a digital project manager, as explained here.

Indeed, check out the media jobs board – – and the several vacancies being advertised on it, three of which have closing dates, for applications, of today.

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THE website,, reports: “[Aberdeen-based] Original 106 has hired former Northsound One and Two presenter, Craig McDonald, as part of a new look to afternoons.

“He’ll present the weekday 4 – 7pm Drivetime show from 24th August. He joins the station on 3rd August to cover mid-mornings for a few weeks until he starts his new show.”

Read more, here.

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REMAINING with radio, the website,, is reporting: “National FM radio stations, broadcast across Glasgow and much of the central belt of Scotland are subject to disruption over the next few weeks.

“Until Sunday 23rd August 2015, FM transmissions from the Black Hill transmitter in North Lanarkshire are subject to periods of reduced power between 10:00 and 16:00 due to maintenance work required at the site.

“BBC Reception Advice notes that BBC Radios 1-4 may also be subject to temporary shutdowns during this time, in order to allow engineers to work safely on the mast.”

Read more, here.

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A DOCUMENTARY produced at BBC Scotland – about an audacious scientific experiment – has been nominated in an annual competition celebrating the best of the genre.

The British Documentary Awards – aka the Grierson Awards – sees The Girl Who Talked to Dolphins nominated in the category, Best science or natural history documentary.

Chris Riley was the producer-director, while Mark Hedgecoe was exec producer.

Read more, here, in the feature, Media Awards.

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