UK pubcaster BBC has appointed seasoned development executive Jo Street to the newly created role of commissioning editor for entertainment and daytime.
Based in Glasgow, Street (pictured) is tasked with oversight of the development and commissioning for both the entertainment and daytime teams. The crossover role will focus on simplifying the commissioning process “for many suppliers and to develop stronger links between commissioning teams.”
Most recently, the entertainment and daytime departments worked together on the BBC2 quiz show Letterbox with former Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc.
Prior to joining the British network, Street produced, directed, executive produced and commissioned such series as Countryfile, The Weakest Link, Homes Under The Hammer, Antiques Road Trip, Eggheads, Money For Nothing, Wild UK, and the new quiz series Impossible and Letterbox.
She will be supported by the creation of a new assistant commissioner role, also based in Glasgow, as part of the BBC Content Commissioner Development program.
“Jo has a unique set of skills — not only within entertainment and daytime but in other genres too,” said Kate Phillips, BBC controller of entertainment commissioning, in a statement. “As an experienced developer, producer and commissioner with a passion for programming, I know she will excel in the post and make it her own.”
Added Dan McGolpin, BBC controller of programming and daytime: “She will continue her wonderful work with the creative community in Scotland and around the UK, now with a broader remit that will promote further collaboration between our entertainment and daytime commissioning teams.”