Executive in Charge of Development, Unscripted Content
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Jessica Schmiedchen is an innovative media executive with close to 20 years experience in content development. In her role in CBC’s Unscripted Content group, Jessica oversees development of formats and original content in the genres of factual entertainment, arts, and doc series - on both linear television and on the pubcaster's new streaming service, CBC Gem. She is responsible for sourcing 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, The Detectives, Back in Time for Dinner, Canada's Smartest Person Jr, and the CBC Gem original series Inside an Athlete's Head.