Content Strategist and Exec Producer at Fully Focused Productions

Jay Davidson

Overview and Experience

Content Commissioner, Consultant and Connector in Broadcast, Music and Film. An Award Winning Creative Content Strategist. Jay Davidson is a unique player in the content space. Kicking off her career in the music business at Kiss FM and at the renowned Hip Hop label Def Jam Recordings her career has spanned two decades half of which has been at the BBC where she launched Radio 1Xtra before moving on to lead marketing campaigns and brand management for BBC Television, including award winning campaigns for Top Gear, Gavin & Stacey, Luther, Doctor Who, Attenborough and BBC Three.

Few content marketers have commissioning experience; as one of the successful applicants of BBC Content’s inaugural Assistant Commissioner development programme, Jay lead commissioning of the BBC Two/Four ‘Black and British’ season as well as gaining commissioning/Exec Producer credits for documentary series Black Is The New Black and single Music Documentaries for BBC Four.

Now unleashed as a Freelancer in the content space, Jay is using her rich creative network, wealth of unique experience and knowledge to spear head some pretty exciting projects over the coming year.

Nominated by Adam Barker, Channel Executive, BBC Two

Jay Davidson worked with us for two years at BBC TWO and BBC FOUR as an Assistant Commissioner. During this time she played an instrumental role in the BBC Black and British season which broke new ground in its account of the black British experience. Jay is firmly tapped into the politics of her community but also has an eye to the needs of the broad popular audience. She has made significant contributions to the coverage of black cultural topics on BBC TWO and FOUR, especially in the area of music. Jay deserves wider exposure in the industry and could play a significant future leadership role in the advancement of the BAME debate.

Being A Breakthrough leaders...

"Being recognised as Leader in itself was powerful in reaffirming my self-belief. It opened me up to a beautiful nurturing environment of seriously talented individuals and a network that has endured after the year-long programme concluded, which means it didn't truly end. The coaching and mentoring combination is phenomenal, when I put in that inner work which is essential personal growth and success. The Breakthrough Leaders Programme came at the perfect time and I'm both sincerely grateful and deliciously excited for what's next!”

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content creators

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Diversify your staff teams by connecting with talent across genres, roles and levels. Join our growing community of talent managers, determined to make our TV industry more inclusive and equitable.

Join Our Creative Community

Join our growing community of creatives of colour working in all areas of the TV industry and across genres 

8

Freelancers & Employees

Gain access to exclusive invites and opportunities, extend your networks and get the supported needed to progress your career.

content creators

Exclusive commissioning and investment opportunities, extend your networks and get the supported needed to sell your content and build audiences.

corporate friends & allies

Diversify your staff teams by connecting with talent across genres, roles and levels. Join our growing community of talent managers, determined to make our TV industry more inclusive and equitable.