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Are YOU The New Doctor Who Executive Producer?

Are you “strong editorially, driven, self-motivated, approachable and passionate about making popular, ground-breaking television drama”? Sounds like you’re a shoe-in for Doctor Who‘s new Executive Producer!

11th Doctor titlesWith Caro Skinner now departed (her last work in relation to the show is on Mark Gatiss’ An Adventure in Space and Time), BBC Wales has this week advertised for her replacement on its careers website.

The job notice specifies someone with “extensive experience in producing complex action packed drama” but perhaps the most important thing to observe is that the post is a fixed-term contract, ending late 2015.

Significant? We don’t know, but here’s that ad below – and the original for you to send your applications to

Executive Producer / Uwch Gynhyrchydd (Doctor Who)

Job Ref. No
Roath Lock Studios
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Contract Duration
20 months
Job Category:
Content Making
Closing date for applications
14 April 2013 at 11:59pm


BBC Cymru Wales Drama Production makes some of the most original, diverse and highly acclaimed television dramas. Recent dramas produced in our studios at Roath Lock, Cardiff include Doctor Who, Wizards vs Aliens, Casualty, Upstairs Downstairs and our local drama Pobol y Cwm.


We are looking for someone with extensive experience in producing complex action packed drama which appeals to the broad BBC One audience, who will help develop, communicate and implement the creative vision for our show.As Executive Producer you will be responsible to the Head of Drama, Wales, for the editorial, production and financial management of Doctor Who. The successful candidate will therefore have extensive production experience in popular and complex primetime television series and be confident in leading and inspiring a team to create their best work.Working closely with our Lead Writer you will consistently deliver fresh, original, high quality and high profile episodes of Doctor Who to BBC One.


If you are strong editorially, driven, self-motivated, approachable and passionate about making popular, ground-breaking television drama, we’d love to hear from you.Experience of producing complex period dramas including effects is essential. You must have original and creative ideas for storylines and characters as well as the skills and abilities to communicate these to the team. You need experience of leading a production team; an eye for detail and be used to working with internal and external stakeholders such as co-producers. You’ll be privy to confidential and commercially sensitive information so it’s important you understand how to handle this. In addition you’ll have an awareness of our audiences and the knowledge of professionals within the industry including writers, directors, production teams and actors. This is not your normal 9-5 job, so you will need to be flexible with your time and duties and demonstrate resilience.

For more information please contact Julie Scott, 02920 769520

Let’s just hope that the new holder of this role doesn’t leave suddenly

(With thanks to Turquoise Tarquin)

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