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We’re home to the highest quality and most popular telly.

Whatever the show, we make TV together, we make it new, and we make it brilliant - and our Commissioning teams play a huge role in doing just tha

The team is organised into genres - Entertainment, Factual Entertainment, Comedy and Drama, News, Current Affairs and Sport - and each genre team is led by a Head of Commissioning with Commissioning Editors, Commissioners, Assistant Commissioners and Coordinator/Assistants to keep things moving. Everything is driven by teamwork, from collaboration and discussing ideas, to creating run-throughs and pilots, to working with the Director of Television to progress those ideas further. 

You don’t necessarily need academic qualifications to make an impact in Commissioning - people skills and a passion for what you do are what’s important. But what we also look for is an eye for detail, plenty of diligence, lots of creativity, the confidence to challenge the norm, and the flexibility to work long hours. 

Everyone on the team is responsible for the development, creative management and commissioning of programmes across our family of channels. From developing existing well-known programme series to finding the hits of tomorrow, like BGT, The Voice, and Saturday Night Takeaway. Not to mention programmes with huge gaming, app, merch and sales angles, like Love Island.

Many of the programmes we commission are also designed to be emotive and take people on a journey, too. Some have raised money and even changed or saved lives, and our focus is often on influencing and helping people off screen as well as on.

But above all, it’s about discovering and developing the most successful entertainment brands in the world, and it’s about making those brands as famous and as loved as possible. Because here in Commissioning, we don’t just create TV, we create fans. 

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