BBC recruits revealed for internal comms shake-up

The BBC has restructured its internal communications team as part

of director-general Greg Dyke's reforms.



The 26-strong team, which was previously part of the corporate affairs

directorate, forms part of a newly-created human resources and internal

communications arm, headed by director Gareth Jones.



Four communication consultant roles have been created within the

division to cover specialist areas, including helping with business

literacy and improving manager and team relationships.



These posts have been filled by Rebecca Salmon, who joins from Royal

Mail, Kate Smith, previously employee communications manager at

One2-One, Janet Robinson, who joins from Circle 33 Housing Trust and Zoe

Kleinman, previously in Southampton University's comms department.



Tim Biggs, a lead consultant with William Mercer, has also joined to

take on the role of planning partner, which includes advising drama,

entertainment and children's director Alan Yentob on internal

communications.



Last month, the BBC announced the creation of a strategic communications

unit as part of Dyke's drive to create 'one BBC' (PRWeek, 6 April).



The six-strong team is to co-ordinate external communications across

departments. David May was recruited from Channel 4, where he was

strategic communications adviser, to head the unit.



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