Sally Wood will return to the BBC as the newly created position of Commissioning Editor, Pop Music TV.

Under the leadership of Lorna Clarke, BBC Controller of Pop, Wood’s remit will solely focus on pop music commissions across TV, iPlayer and Digital, whilst collaborating with radio and BBC Sounds to deliver across the portfolio.

The appointment follows the restructure of Arts and Music content commissioning earlier this year, which saw Pop Music recognised as its own genre

Between 2003 – 2010, Wood worked at the BBC as a Producer and Series Producer, producing music specials including Electric Proms, Glastonbury Festival, 1Xtra Live, Beyoncé at the BBC and Madonna Live.

After leaving the BBC in 2010, Wood was Series Producer on This is Justin Bieber (ITV Studios for ITV), iTunes Festival (Princess for ITV2) and Isle of Wight Festival (Blink TV for Sky Arts) amongst others.

Since 2015 , Sally has been Executive Producer on the Brit Awards (BRITs TV for ITV), and has led productions such as Classic BRIT Awards 2018 (BRIT Awards 2018 for ITV), One World: Together at Home (Two Four for BBC One), which was the BBC’s most watched music programme of last year, V Festival 2020 (Two Four for ITV2), and Mandela 100 Festival – Global Citizen (Fulwell 73 for various broadcasters).

Clarke says: “Sally has a reputation throughout the media industry as one of television’s most experienced and creative showrunners and executive producers….She brings with her a wealth of experience and I’m looking forward to us working together to increase impact across all platforms.”

She will join early in 2022.


Jon Creamer

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