boxout.fm

Boxout.fm is an online radio station borne of an urgent need for a community-run platform focusing on alternative music and culture in India. In order to serve the community’s needs and help it thrive, we offer a carefully-mined perspective on India’s emergent musical and cultural scenes, both on and off the Internet.


Within the archives of Boxout.fm, you’ll find an authentic patchwork of music programming that is both free from the constraints of genre, and representative of an incredibly-diverse musical landscape.


From the rap music of the subcontinent’s contrasting gullies to the dynamic dance music that informs its growing club culture to the multitude of windows offering a peek into India’s rich cultural heritage with a healthy nod towards its global outlook, our daily programming offers up musical discovery like few others do.


Boxout.fm places some of the country’s most dedicated musical minds alongside DJs, selectors, commentators and cultural icons from all over the world.


Fully cognisant of a need to take more music to people, boxout.fm hosts weekly and monthly residencies at clubs and cultural spaces around the country. In addition, our own fanzine – theplug.news – is currently distributed at 25 outlets across India and is our call-to-action.

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boxout.fm New Delhi, Delhi, India
Sep 17, 2019
Paid Internship
boxout.fm is an online radio station built on highlighting homegrown talent across India and beyond. We are currently seeking a graphic design intern who will work closely with our Design Team and will be expected to take upon various roles. The Role: We’re looking for a Graphic Design Intern to join our team in New Delhi. As a graphic design intern you will be supporting the design team on numerous projects ranging from Social Media campaigns to Editorial Layouts and everything in between. Creativity is key to what we do at boxout.fm and we are looking for someone who can capture the attention of the target audience and communicate the right message. For this you need to have a creative flair and strong ability to translate requirements into design. Responsibilities will include:    Assist design team with design of promotional web graphics, surveys, flyers, banners, posters, invitations and other advertising and marketing materials. Content for social media and website uploads including film and event texts, images, press releases, sponsor logos, videos etc. Prepare rough drafts and present ideas Offer creative input in meetings Assist in managing file organisation on drive, forms and sheets Amend designs after feedback Liaise effectively with team members Support the team throughout the execution of campaigns and projects Skills and Attributes you are expected to have:   A passion for creating stunning visuals for a range of media. A portfolio that includes this would be a plus. Knowledge of software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Office Suite. Knowledge of video editing - Final Cut, After Effects,  Wondershare - and 3D softwares - Cinema 4D, Blender - is a plus and preferred. Ability to self manage their time and meet deadlines in a high pressure environment Ability to work independently, and as a team member and participate in cross-functional teams. Excellent written and verbal communication skills Voracious consumer of digital media, including news, social, and streaming content on multiple devices A background in working as part of a design team is a plus From time-to-time design intern may need to work hours that aren’t typical, so a flexible approach is needed to get the best from the job Benefits: We offer a culture of personal development and role growth. You will work with a lean, but growing team that punches above its weight, offering you the opportunity to explore ideas and expand on your role. We pay interns on an enhanced expense basis to cover travelling and daily expenses, while offering a myriad of benefits such as a cultural working environment with flexible work schedules (as per project) and opportunities to grow. Access to some of the best events in the city. This post is suitable for prospective and fresh undergraduates seeking meaningful commercial experience to enhance their career prospects.
boxout.fm New Delhi, Delhi, India
Sep 04, 2019
Full time
Traffic Control manager stays in constant touch with all the active radio residents and hosts, maintains all archiving and publishing procedures and make sure that each aspect of the radio is running with ease. Common tasks are likely to include: Community Liaison Drafting a weekly digest each week and sending it out to team members on CC once approved by operations. Drafting a monthly digest each month and sending it out to the community on BCC and posting it on boxout daily Facebook group once approved by operations. Updating the resident DJ database constantly Audio Content Archiving  Sending / Automating 7 days, 4 days and final reminders to each resident host. Archiving all radio shows, artwork, and tracklists into respective drive folders. Uploads and Website Updating Upload 320 kbps.mp3 files to Mixcloud thrice a week following the boxout.fm format strictly. Go through the mix and make sure the correct mix is being uploaded. Make sure the correct nomenclature is followed for each show and mix. Choose upto 5 appropriate genre tags for each mix. Writing one-liners for each mix referencing the Lobster Theremin Moodboard. Post-publishing the mix has to be added to its respective playlist. Maintaining constant hygiene check each week regarding Mixcloud playlists and website. Updating the mix on the website back end. And making sure on-air and online content are the same. Sending both mixcloud and website links to all resident hosts once update encouraging them to repost and share it. Mark all procedures and maintain the Radio Traffic Control manager sheet.   SoundCloud and Spotify Replicating the same procedure on SoundCloud and uploading mixes. Update all boxout.fm Spotify playlists each week and changing the artwork for each playlist.              boxout.fm Recordings Archiving and cataloging all boxout.fm label releases including audio and video content Maintaining Bandcamp and SoundCloud regarding each release Liaising with the artists a well as the aggregators Maintaining Youtube uploads from the boxout.fm channel with the correct metadata and descriptions. Keeping  a constant ear out for scouting and A&R Benefits: We are a rapidly expanding music tech business. We offer a culture of personal development and role growth. You will have the pleasure of working with a small, ambitious team that regularly takes on immensely challenging tasks, thereby giving boxout.fm it's identity as a fast-moving organisation. This will also give you the opportunity to grow and expand on your role. This is a Delhi-based position. You will report to the Radio Manager. In addition to base salary, boxout.fm offers myriad benefits such as a flexible working culture, a great office environment and strong opportunities for personal development even outside of your specific boxout-related work.
boxout.fm New Delhi, Delhi, India
Aug 27, 2019
Full time
Job Responsibilities and Expectations: As Junior Video Editor at boxout.fm, your responsibilities will include editing and delivering finalized video content for a wide range of purposes including social media, promo videos, live performance videos, themed videos, music videos and more. In addition to being organized and good with deadlines, it is essential to have a keen understanding of aesthetics in videography and editing to ensure that all video content is up to boxout.fm standards.  Responsibilities for a Junior Video Editor will include: To deliver rough and final cuts within established timelines To maintain and uphold a high creative standard for all content  Offering input in creative meetings and sharing ideas Producing attractive and effective edits on time Communicating with senior team members to receive feedback To archive, organize and backup incoming footage in an orderly and reliable fashion Liaising effectively with other team members Supporting the team in troubleshooting video-related issues from time to time  A Junior Video Editor needs a wide range of personal and creative capabilities. These include: Strong written and verbal communication skills Adeptness with relevant software packages A comprehensive knowledge of film history and videography (i.e. to be a genuine fan of filmmaking) A comprehensive understanding of the various styles of editing and their context in modern filmmaking Versatility in editing and effects styles Being a fast learner, and to enjoy learning on the job An ability and motivation to teach oneself new tricks and techniques on a regular basis A determination to achieve and succeed Some creative industry experience The ability to meet deadlines in a high-pressure environment Ability to work as part of a detail-oriented team The ability to see projects through from start to finish Consistency regardless of project size Not being afraid to ask for help when it’s needed A willingness to help, share and support the rest of the team The willingness to listen to feedback and use it to improve From time-to-time a Junior Video Editors may need to work hours that aren’t typical, so a flexible approach is needed  A good knowledge of the following tools and concepts is required: Adobe Premiere Pro Final Cut Pro Lumetri Colour tools in Premiere Pro Knowing how to tell a story through an edit Understanding ‘flow’, which is an abstract yet essential aspect of editing Understanding all the various codecs/formats and other technical aspects of video A good understanding of typography, layout and design principles Advanced techniques in Premiere Pro (such as masking, keying, tracking, overlaying, keyframing etc.) A moderate knowledge of the following tools/concepts will be helpful: Adobe After Effects Adobe Photoshop Audio codecs/formats Basic cinematography Basic knowledge of cameras/lenses/video equipment Basic knowledge of various forms of animation (2D/3D/Stop motion/etc.) Communication is a big part of the job, so the Junior Video Editor must feel confident enough to contribute to the entire creative process. Keeping a finger on the pulse of current trends is also crucial, as is the ability to learn new techniques on the job. In addition to technical skills and knowledge, we also believe the following will be required to be an effective team member at boxout.fm: The ability to meet deadlines in a high-pressure environment Consistency regardless of project size Good organizational skills that support the rest of the team The willingness to listen to feedback and use it to improve Enjoys listening to music while working To represent the  boxout.fm  ethos of efficiency, professionalism, graciousness and spirit of collaboration in all your dealings Benefits We are a rapidly-expanding music tech business. What we offer you is to be part of a culture of personal development and role growth. You will have the pleasure of working in a cosy office alongside a small, ambitious team that regularly takes on immensely-challenging tasks, thereby giving boxout.fm its identity as a fast-moving organisation. This will also give you the opportunity to grow and expand in your role. This is a New Delhi-based position. You will report directly to the Operations Director. In addition to base salary, Boxout.fm offers myriad benefits such as a flexible working hours, a great office environment and strong opportunities for personal development even outside of your specific Boxout.fm-related work. Applicants should email a CV along with a short cover letter explaining why they are interested in the position and what they will bring to it.  
boxout.fm New Delhi, Delhi, India
Aug 21, 2019
Full time
Radio studio assistants provide vital support in the development and day-to-day production of local and national radio. In this role, you'll give practical assistance to programme producers and presenters to ensure that shows run as smoothly as possible. You'll undertake key administrative activities as well as assisting in planning, researching and producing live and pre-recorded radio programmes. Assistants often have creative input on the development of new shows or features. The broad scope of the role, encompassing production and technical skills, means that it is a common starting point for a career in radio. Requirements Common tasks are likely to include: * undertaking general research for programmes * administrative duties * arranging and overseeing guest visits and freelance staff * maintaining up-to-date contact lists * producing transcripts, programme logs and running orders * recording programme costs * preparing contracts and payments for guests and contributors * answering and archiving details of calls for phone-ins and competitions * archiving past programmes * booking resources, facilities, studio time and equipment * securing clearances and licences as necessary * editing audio packages with digital editing software * assisting with time-keeping and the recording of transmissions * supporting the production team * 'driving the desk' for some pre-recorded or live programmes * contributing to the creative input of a show, for example writing cues and updating scripts * liaising with publicity departments about programme trailers and competition prizes * updating the programme or station website and ensuring that the on-air and online content are the same. You will normally have the opportunity to undertake other ad-hoc duties and contribute your ideas. If you work for a smaller station, you may have more creative input and your role could include more high-profile activities, such as: * researching and interviewing guests * researching news stories and pitching new ideas * creating and producing items of a programme * choosing music * presenting shows or small sections of a programme, such as news items and reviews of music, films or books. Studio Requirements. 1. Basic DAW Knowledge 2. Basic MS Excel Knowledge 3. Comfortable in writing small descriptions about mixes. Audio Mastering: 1. Make Sure all sets from all different computers used for streaming are copied onto Mac mini in the respective Ableton Folder. 2. Check the audio for quality and corruption. 3. Audio needs to be levelled out anywhere -3db to -7db. Then apply Fab filter levelling plugins accordingly. 4. If there are dry Vocals, or Interviews on the mix, make sure consistent levels are maintained. 5. If the Show has its own Jingle put current boxout jingle. 6. While exporting correct nomenclature has to be followed and the audio is exported into the the respective show/event folder. Audio/Mix Archiving: Artowork and tracklists 1. Make sure images and tracklists have been received and archived in the correct folders on Google Drive. Mixes and Audio .wavs/ .mp3 itunes backp 1. There are 2 back-ups of year 01. One single hard drive + A copy on 4tb Main storage drive. 2. There will similarly be 2 back-ups of year 02, one main drive + another on the same 4tb main storage. 3. A back-up of all files needs to be done meticulously every 2 months, so as to be able to free up space on Google drive and also stay organised. 4. Itunes .mp3’s are always backed up, but never deleted. 5. Ableton projects and final masters.wavs are always backed up, then deleted off the drive after double checking everything and confirming all content is in fact, backed up. Uploads & Website updating: 1. Upload 320kbps.mp3 files to Mixcloud. 2. Go through the mix and make sure the correct mix is being uploaded. 3. Make sure correct nomenclature is followed for each show and mix. 4. Choose up to 5 appropriate genre tags for each mix. 5. After publishing the post, the mix has to put in its respective playlist. 6. Mix will now have to be archived on the website under the correct show. Benefits We are a rapidly expanding music tech business. We offer a culture of personal development and role growth. You will have the pleasure of working with a small, ambitious team that regularly takes on immensely challenging tasks, thereby giving boxout.fm it's identity as a fast-moving organisation. This will also give you the opportunity to grow and expand on your role. This is a Delhi-based position. You will report to the Radio Manager. In addition to base salary, boxout.fm offers myriad benefits such as a flexible working culture, a great office environment and strong opportunities for personal development even outside of your specific boxout-related work.
boxout.fm New Delhi, Delhi, India
Aug 21, 2019
Full time
We are looking for a talented Social Media Manager to administer our social media accounts. You will be responsible for creating original text and video content, managing posts and responding to followers. Your role will include managing our company image in a cohesive way to help achieve our marketing goals. As a Social media manager, we expect you to be up-to-date with the latest digital technologies and social media trends and to be able to present them through your work regularly. Excellent communication skills and an above-average command of the English language are essential to this role and using those, you should be able to express our company’s views creatively. Ultimately, you should be able to handle our social media presence ensuring high levels of web traffic and customer engagement. Responsibilities * Perform research on current benchmark trends and audience preferences * Design and implement social media strategy to align with business goals * Set specific objectives and report on ROI * Generate, edit, publish and share engaging content daily (e.g. original text, photos, videos and news) * Monitor SEO and web traffic metrics * Collaborate with other teams, like marketing, sales and customer service to ensure brand consistency * Communicate with followers, respond to queries in a timely manner and monitor customer reviews * Oversee social media accounts’ design (e.g. Facebook timeline cover, profile pictures and blog layout) * Suggest and implement new features to develop brand awareness, like promotions and competitions * Stay up-to-date with current technologies and trends in social media, design tools and applications Requirements * Proven work experience as a Social media manager * Hands on experience in content management * Excellent copywriting skills * Ability to deliver creative content (text, image and video) * Solid knowledge of SEO, keyword research and Google Analytics * Knowledge of online marketing channels * Familiarity with web design * Excellent communication skills * Analytical and multitasking skills * BSc degree in Marketing or relevant field Benefits We are a rapidly-expanding music tech business. What we offer you is to be part of a culture of personal development and role growth. You will have the pleasure of working in a cosy office alongside a small, ambitious team that regularly takes on immensely-challenging tasks, thereby giving boxout.fm its identity as a fast-moving organisation. This will also give you the opportunity to grow and expand in your role. This is a New Delhi-based position. You will report directly to the Operations Director. In addition to base salary, Boxout.fm offers myriad benefits such as a flexible working hours, a great office environment and strong opportunities for personal development even outside of your specific Boxout.fm-related work..
boxout.fm New Delhi, Delhi, India
Aug 21, 2019
Full time
District India is a unit of boxout.fm specialising in adding an unparalleled dimension to brands. Through its work in physical and digital spaces, District India ideates and executes experiences that resonate deeply with people. With music, art, culture and fashion as a driving force behind its work, District India aims to create and inspire. District India’s current artist roster includes exclusive representation in Asia with focus on India: Abhi Meer, Boxout Soundsystem, DJ MoCity, MC Soopy, OSE, Shama Anwar, SUCHI & thegreybox.  Previous experience working in artist booking, travel booking and/or touring agencies preferred. The suitable candidate will be able to quickly learn existing processes and systems relating to travel booking, contract and deal memo issuing, sales pipeline management and relevant softwares as well as having insights as to how they might be improved.  Responsibilities includes: Build business cases for artists’ bookings. Execute defined strategies by identifying suitable venues and promoters. Administrative duties - processing booking requests, liaising with promoters/clubs, acting as first point of contact to District India’s booking agency. Creating and chasing deal memos and contracts on confirmed bookings. Actively explore new business opportunities and develop strategies around how to identify and target new clients. Maintain current client relationships and identify proactive ways to continue these relationships and translate them into long term transactional opportunities. Maintaining the database and compiling booking resources. Running the touring, logistical and accounting requirements for successful artists' bookings and management roster of DJs and Live acts. Updating artist RA & FB pages with upcoming shows. Managing & updating artist calendars. Collecting post-event media from promoters.  This is an office-based role that combines vital operational responsibilities with opportunities to develop a career in the music industry. It will suit someone looking to work in a fast-paced, ambitious environment. Candidates must be comfortable communicating with high profile artists and partners and have strong written and verbal communication skills. The ability to manage multiple organisational and administrative tasks and responsibilities simultaneously is essential. Applicants should be passionate about contemporary music and be enthusiastic about clubs, festivals and live music. Benefits We are a rapidly-expanding music tech business. What we offer you is to be part of a culture of personal development and role growth. You will have the pleasure of working in a cosy office alongside a small, ambitious team that regularly takes on immensely-challenging tasks, thereby giving boxout.fm its identity as a fast-moving organisation. This will also give you the opportunity to grow and expand in your role.   This is a New Delhi-based position. You will report directly to the Operations Director. In addition to base salary, District India offers myriad benefits such as a flexible working hours, a great office environment and strong opportunities for personal development even outside of your specific Boxout.fm-related work.. Please note that this is a commission based 3-Months Probation, with the possibility of extending to a full time role.  Applicants should email a CV along with a short cover letter explaining why they are interested in the position and what they will bring to it.   *District India a unit of boxout.fm pvt ltd.