Recruitment part of £15m investment
Hunter channel hops to key role at STV Productions
STV Productions has named Craig Hunter as creative director, factual, as the business targets continued expansion.
The appointment is part of STV’s three-year strategy for creative and digital growth, through which the company is investing £15 million in content and digital to position itself as a major creative force in Scotland and beyond.
Currently the lead commissioning editor for Natural History and Specialist Factual and the factual lead for Commissioning in Scotland, Mr Hunter (pictured) will work alongside Sarah Brown, creative director, Drama and Gary Chippington, creative director, entertainment.
“I’ve had an extraordinary four years in commissioning for the BBC, and I’ve loved every minute of it,” he said. “I’ve been lucky enough to work on a very broad slate of programmes, with many talented people. I will miss the team immensely but now feels like the right time to focus my efforts back in Scotland with this exciting new challenge.
“Broadcasting has changed a lot since I’ve been a commissioner and I’m excited to turn my creative energy towards new opportunities in the production sector with STV.”
His commissioning credits include BBC’s Blue Planet Live, Drowning in Plastic and Inside the Factory.
David Mortimer, managing director, STV Productions, said: “Craig has a hugely impressive track record of delivering high quality, award-winning, popular content across a broad range of unscripted genres and I’m delighted to welcome him to the team.
“His vast experience of productions in the Nations will be invaluable as STV Productions continues its mission to deliver fantastic shows produced out of Scotland for UK and international broadcasters.
“I’m sure that Craig will help with our goal of establishing STV as a major industry player over the next few years.”