Executive in Charge of Development, Unscripted Content
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Jessica Schmiedchen is an innovative media executive with over 15 years experience in all phases of development and production. In her role in CBC’s Unscripted Content group, Jessica oversees development of formats and original content in the genres of factual entertainment, arts, doc series, and digital originals. She is responsible for finding new formats and working with the independent production community in Canada to bring their ideas to life.
Since joining the Unscripted team in 2011, Jessica has helped launch many popular and award-winning programs series as Still Standing, Hello Goodbye, Keeping Canada Alive, This Is High School, and Interrupt This Program, which was nominated for a 2016 International Emmy.