Emma has been in the media industry over 17 years and spent 10 years working for a major commercial, multi-brand, multi-territory broadcaster, responsible for editorial and compliance across EMEA. As Director of Reversioning & Compliance, Emma built and integrated the cross discipline Reversioning & Compliance department from scratch, which included Editorial Compliance, Regulatory Policy, Localisation and US to UK Re-Voicing. She created all internal standards and practices, trained staff and external producers on all regulatory requirements, led the business in all Reversioning and Compliance strategies and initiatives and created a Regulatory Policy arm in the business. Alongside significant business and remit growth and change, Emma led her department through over 20 new channel launches including new regulatory frameworks, operational system transitions such as the migration from tape to file, and new revenue generating projects such as virtual product placement and OTT initiatives. She protected the business from many potential risks and breaches, signed off on all editorial risks and high profile content decisions, conducted investigations and revised processes and standards as necessary. She conducted and led RFP processes and recommendations and constantly strove for enhanced efficiency and cost savings.
With an accomplished editorial eye, Emma worked on thousands of hours of factual and entertainment programming, including all original productions across the portfolio, from real life crime in shows like Britain’s Darkest Taboos, Crimes that Shook Britain and Gangs of Britain, to lighter entertainment with shows like Britain’s Next Top Model and Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison.
Emma’s final and very successful project for A+E Networks UK was to lead the review, RFP process and eventual outsourcing of her department to a third party service provider. This project was a huge transition for the entire business and involved significant change management, from process and system overhauls to personnel, with both restructures and TUPE considerations.
Emma moved from London back to Manchester, where she is originally from, in August 2015. She works from home in the most part, but is flexible and prepared to travel. Emma enjoys spending time with family and friends and loves music and the theatre. She is also a keen actor and recently decided to develop her acting career, alongside broadcasting work.