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Commissioning Executive - Drama
This role works within the Content division in the BBC. 

You will work with the Commissioners for Drama on developments and to deliver commissions which respond to audience need and meet the strategy for the Genre.

Role Responsibility

You will be responsible for the development and production of specific titles – some new, some returning - ensuring content is successfully delivered. You will work closely with the commissioning editors across all platforms & will work on a full range of innovative and distinctive programmes


This key role within commissioning is responsible for working across and delivering commissions within the drama genre.  You will also be expected to play a role in the management of some of the BBC's continuing drama series and as a Commissioning Executive you will play an instrumental part in ensuring that Drama delivers to its diversity commitments both on screen and off screen. 


This role is critical in enabling the drama department to deliver to its content commitments, working closely with the commissioning editors and controller to ensure a smooth delivery of both developments and productions.


The role will encouraging risk-taking and innovation, balancing your editorial nous with ensuring programmes are compliant, delivered on time and on budget and that productions demonstrate value for money, quality and originality.


The Ideal Candidate

You will have an extensive range of talent contacts and relationships in the field of drama writing, directing and producing, and a clear understanding of what makes BBC Drama’s output distinct from its competitors.


As well as an in-depth knowledge of BBC Drama output, it will be critical to have an interest in and instinct for, the overall direction of travel for BBC Drama, in order to maintain its position as home to the worlds’ most original drama output, including that delivered from the Nations, and will have the experience to deliver a clear strategic direction for the development and production of high quality drama series.


Having a knowledge and experience in co-production and being used to working with international partners on the commissioning of high quality drama series is vital, as is having the skill to effectively collaborate with both the wider Drama Commissioning team and other BBC departments


Next Step:
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