Joe is Director of the BBC Academy and of the BBC in the Midlands, in its Birmingham base, building on its success and setting the strategy for the future.
He is responsible for maintaining the skill levels of the BBC's world class content, journalist and digital creatives across the UK and overseas.
He is also at the forefront of developing the new skills the BBC needs to stay ahead of the digital and media revolution.
Joe will develop high profile partnerships with other funding bodies, the university sector, overseas clients, government and regional agencies and training organisations.
Last updated June 2018
Joe Godwin is Director, BBC Midlands and BBC Academy.
Appointed Director of BBC Birmingham in December 2014, Joe was given responsibility for pan-Birmingham BBC initiatives, developing external partnerships, representing the BBC in the region and the overall leadership of the BBC sites in the city. In June 2016 his remit was extended across the whole of the Midlands.
Joe has led an increased investment into BBC Birmingham over the past three years, establishing it as the BBC’s new centre of excellence for skills, recruitment and talent development and moving 300 jobs to The Mailbox. In 2018, BBC Birmingham will also become BBC Three’s second home.
As Director of the BBC Academy - the UK media sector's biggest skills trainer - Joe is responsible for maintaining and growing the skill levels of the BBC's world class content makers, journalists and digital creatives across the UK and overseas.
Prior to this role, Joe was Director of BBC Children's from 2009-14. The BBC is the leading children's public service broadcaster in the world and Joe was responsible for all of the BBC's services for children on CBBC and CBeebies.
He joined BBC Children’s as a trainee in 1989 moving through the ranks as an assistant producer, studio director and producer on hit shows such as Blue Peter, Going Live and Record Breakers and then became Editor of Children's Presentation (1997-2000), Head of BBC Children’s Entertainment (2005-08) and Head of News, Factual and Entertainment for BBC Children’s (2008-09).
From 2000-05, Joe was at Nickelodeon UK, holding a number of posts including Head of Original Production and VP Interactive Director.
Joe started his career in BBC English Regions at BBC Southampton in 1986 following his graduation from Manchester University.
Joe is a Trustee of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and a member of the Advisory Panel on Children's Viewing of the British Board of Film Classification.
Salary and total remuneration
Total remuneration: £190,800
This information is correct as of September 2017.
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20 years since the final episode of Going Live was aired, Director of BBC Children's, Joe Godwin, reminisces about his involvement with the show and talks us through the past, present and future of Saturday morning kids TV