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A+E UK rejigs programming teams; Job steps down

Rachel Job, director of programming of History Network and H2, is departing A+E Networks UK as it closes three directors of programming positions in a shake up of the network’s ...
April 11, 2017

Rachel Job, director of programming of History Network and H2, is departing A+E Networks UK as it closes three directors of programming positions in a shake up of the network’s senior staff.

The announcement was made by UK general manager Heather Jones in an email to A+E Networks UK staff last week.

Job joined A+E in 2007 and acquired, commissioned and executive produced numerous hours of factual programming for History. She also played an important role in launching sister channel Military History in 2008 — which was replaced in 2013 by H2. During her time at A+E, she commissioned a variety of shows including Pawn Stars UK and Pawn Stars South Africa.

In an email to her colleagues, Job said she was sad to be leaving but “very excited about the fantastic opportunity now afforded to me.”

The broadcaster has created two new director roles in the content and creative space: that of directors for each of the brands. Koulla Anastasi is stepping into the role of director, Lifetime and Crime + Investigation, from her position as director of programming for the two channels, and Elena Anniballi has become director of the free-to-air channel Blaze. They will be responsible for editorial leadership of their brands, which include commissioning local programming, third party acquisitions and A+E pipeline content.

Dan Korn, VP of programming, will be taking over the History and H2 portfolio with his existing role, and Anniballi and Anastasi will continue to report to him.

 

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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