Applications Open For BBC One Controller Job

BBC 2 Applications have opened for one of the most important jobs in British Television: The Controller Of BBC One The job became advertised today on the BBC Website, following Danny Cohen's resignation of the job, after he was promoted to Director of Television by new Director General Tony Hall. Charlotte Moore is currently the acting controller of BBC One, while senior executives begin the task of selecting a permanent candidate for the job. Rumoured names for the role include: Ben Stephenson, the current controller of BBC Drama; Janice Hadlow, current controller of BBC Two; Zai Bennett, current controller of BBC Three; and even Peter Fincham, the current head of ITV. The BBC describe the job of Controller of BBC One as a job that "unites and inspires the nation with high-quality programmes across a range of genres..." The BBC are looking for a well recognised industry figure, with a strong editorial and creative reputation, as well as a considerable track record in shaping programme initiatives, and building strong brands of programming. Past BBC One Controllers include Current Channel 4 CCO Jay Hunt, Contoversial Television Executive Michael Grade, and TV presenter Alan Yentob.
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