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Factual Fast Track West

  • Channel 4
  • 2700 #3 & #4, NW Pine Cone Dr, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA
  • 04/06/2021

Job Description

Factual Fast Track WestFactual Fast Track West
Factual Fast Track is a trailblazing development programme designed to accelerate the careers of the most talented and creative factual producers. 

This reputation building programme fast tracks established producers by raising their profiles, extending their skills and experience and expanding their networks so they become business winning series producers, executive producers and development execs. Funded by Channel 4 and the BBC, we are now recruiting two additional Fast Trackers in the West of England. These two roles sit alongside the original Fast Track Wales cohort to inspire confidence and ensure factual production continues to flourish.

Successful candidates will benefit from top flight industry training, paid production placements, commissioner and production mentors, exclusive access to commissioners, insight into commissioning processes and priorities, one to one support and being part of a cohort of outstanding producers.

Factual Fast Track’s purpose is to build confidence in and raise the profile of factual production talent. To apply, you must be working in the unscripted sector in the West of England or be able to provide evidence of your commitment to working here. To be eligible you will:
  • Have a strong track record in factual production and have at least 3 years' experience at PD, development producer, producer or SP level across a range of factual output and have a minimum of three relevant broadcast credits 
  • Work in one or more of the following genres: factual, specialist factual, factual entertainment or in development 
  • Be a stand-out programme maker with editorial and creative confidence who is willing to push boundaries and take risks to challenge assumptions.
  • Be an innovative and original thinker who has been instrumental in creating ground-breaking shows loved by both audiences and broadcasters.
  • Be passionate about and/or experience of creating production teams with a diverse range of voices 
  • Have the experience or the potential to be a strategic leader with the skills and resilience to lead collaborative and creative teams 
  • Be able to start this development programme in September 2021 – September 2022 and commit to attending between one and two training or commissioning events every month 
We are looking for diversity of voice, insights and experience.  We encourage applications from under-represented groups in the TV industry, including those from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, disabled people, people from lower socio-economic backgrounds and returners-to-work.

If you are interested in hearing more about Factual Fast Track, please register for the live Zoom event (date TBC) covering Factual Fast Track content and tips for how to complete the application form by emailing  

Before you apply for Factual Fast Track, please refer to the Further Information document by clicking this link.   

Interviews will be held in August 2021.