Today we got a real treat in the form of Lisa Sargood. She is an ex-commissioning editor from the BBC and came to talk to us all about pitching. This was really eye-opening to have someone from inside such a big institution to come and speak to us about something that we all may need to do in the not so distant future.
It was also reassuring to know that commissioning editors aren’t always against you, but will do what they can to help you get your project moving. This is a real fear amongst wannabes, that we will just be pushed aside, but as she said, they are desperate for new content.
Here is a recording from the talk. A small gap at the beginning and it is a little quiet. Still though, a good listen with lots of practical advice.