Jay Davidson

Assistant Commissioner

Jay Davidson is an award-winning, creative and experienced marketing professional who began her career in the music industry at Kiss Radio, global hip hop label Def Jam and later, indie hop hip label Rawkus. Her BBC career began as Launch Manager and later, Brand Manager for Radio 1Xtra. From there she moved to TV marketing,  leading the delivery of some of the most high-profile marketing campaigns across the BBC portfolio including Attenborough’s Africa for the Natural History Unit, Tracey Beaker for CBBC, and many others including Have I Got News for You, The Apprentice, Gavin and Stacey, Top Gear, The Catherine Tate Show, Mock the Week and  Doctor Who.

Currently Assistant Commissioner – for both BBC Two and BBC Four, Jay works within the channel management teams responsible for planning, scheduling and commissioning across all genres.

Recent credits include Exec Producer for Hip Hop World News for BBC Four, and Black is the New Black for BBC Two,  launching BBC Four in social media and responsible for its social media content.