JO TAYLOR IS HEAD OF LEARNING AND 4TALENT AT C4.
4Talent’s aim is to develop and support creative talent at different stages of their careers, reflecting multicultural Britain and a multi-platform industry. Jo is responsible for C4 talent management strategy which includes developing and delivering their recruitment strategy, learning & development, succession and retention strategies. She also leads on internal diversity for her organisation.
Jo joined Channel 4 in 2007 having worked previously in a variety of roles at the BBC and in the Independent production sector. Most recently as Head of Production Talent at Optomen Television, Jo was responsible for recruiting and head hunting talent for the portfolio of productions.
Prior to these roles Jo’s experience has mainly been in the genre of Factual Television and has worked a Managing Editor of the Documentaries and Contemporary Factual dept at the BBC which involved the management and career development of the 500 staff employed ranging from Exec Producers to researchers. She started her career as a Production Manager and Production Executive of the Consumers and Investigations unit which produced programmes such as Watchdog, Rogue Traders, Rough Justice.
Jo has been supportive of Media Parents from the get go, and has invited Media Parents members along to the C4 Editorial Ethics Masterclasses, as well as attending the Media Parents CV Event to offer advice to people who might be thinking of transferring from production to other TV jobs. If you are interested in the Media Parents CV Event please contact us through http://www.mediaparents.co.uk