Chance to work behind the scenes at Sunderland’s North East Live

North East Live concert Stadium of Light 2013
North East Live concert Stadium of Light 2013
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BUDDING broadcasters have the chance to go behind the scenes at one of Wearside’s biggest pop concerts.

North East Live 2014, at the Stadium of Light, will be headlined by chart-topper Jessie J, and feature a host of big name stars including Rizzle Kicks, The Saturdays, Katy B and Jason Derulo.

Event organisers, SAFC and AEG Live, have teamed up with radio station Capital FM to offer the chance to be part of the team covering the event, on June 22.

There are four roles up for grabs, three of which are open to applications from anyone across the North East and one exclusively for students at Sunderland College.

The roles are for a press assistant, working backstage to make sure on-air interviews run to schedule, an online social media assistant, who will be writing and uploading content for a special North East Live mini-site and social media channels, and a research assistant, who will be supporting Capital FM’s on-air and backstage teams.

The fourth role, open exclusively to Sunderland College students, is for a photography assistant, who will closely shadow the official stage photographer capturing the performances of all nine acts.

Gary Hutchinson, commercial director at SAFC, said: “This exclusive opportunity will give four lucky people the chance to not only gain hands-on experience of working at such a high-profile event, but they’ll also benefit from specialist training from the Capital FM team.”

People interested in any of the four available roles are being asked to submit an application detailing, in 200 words or less, why they should be part of the Capital FM team at North East Live 2014. To apply, submit an application at by midnight on Sunday, May 11.