The CDN (Creative Diversity Network) and Creative Skillset have announce a second Commissioner Programme – the ground-breaking programme is aimed at ensuring that television content and commissioning teams better reflect modern Britain.
Supported by the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Sky and Channel 5, the leadership programme is designed to broaden the diversity of TV commissioning by bringing in new voices and perspectives, and is targeted at experienced media professionals who are enthusiastic and committed to becoming a content commissioner. Applications are particularly encouraged from under-represented groups, such as those from BAME (Black Asian or Minority Ethnic) backgrounds or those with a disability as defined under the Equality Act 2010.
Recruitment for the programme have begun and will be managed by the individual broadcasters. Each placement is full time and lasts for a minimum of 12 to 18 months, on a competitive senior level salary. Channel 4 is the first broadcaster to recruit for roles as part of the Commissioner Programme with BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 5 due to announce theirs shortly.
The Commissioner Programme is sponsored by Creative Skillset's TV Skills Fund. The Creative Skillset TV Skills Fund is the result of an agreement between UK broadcasters to invest in training for the freelance television workforce.