BBC factual podcast lead bags senior role in Documentary Unit

Replacement for Georgia Moseley has not yet been announced

Georgia Moseley, creative director of BBC Studios’ factual podcast unit, will soon be stepping down from her role after being promoted to head of the division’s wider documentary unit, according to a report from Broadcast. 

Moseley has worked for the BBC for over 18 years and has worked across numerous senior roles including as BBC Studios Digital’s creative director, BBC Digital Storytelling’s creative lead, and senior development producer. PodPod has reached out to the BBC to find out who will be succeeding Moseley as her replacement. 

The new role will see Moseley continue to deliver documentary storytelling, as well as being responsible for driving growth to the corporation’s documentary business. Moseley will report to BBC Studios’ factual productions managing director Kate Ward and work alongside Katherine Patrick, head of factual for creative company Wonderhood Studios, who has also been appointed to senior creative director at the documentary unit. 

“Working in partnership, Moseley and Katharine will lead the new look BBC Studios Documentary Unit and will work closely with existing editorial leads and creative directors Kirsty Cunningham and Joe Mather,” said Ward. “Together, Georgia and Katharine will be responsible for delivering both transformational business growth and a broad creative slate, with the ambition of delivering documentary storytelling in all its forms from institutional access and compelling human stories, observational singles and series, to bold and innovative constructed and popular factual formats.”

Having served in her current role for over four years, Moseley has worked on a number of podcasts for the BBC, including investigative series Vishal, which was nominated for Best True Crime podcast at the 2023 British Podcast Awards, and Believe in Magic which was created and hosted by award-winning journalist Jamie Bartlett. 

“I couldn’t be more excited to lead the Documentary Unit as it enters a brilliant new chapter,” said Moseley. “The chance to help build on the Unit’s incredible history and track record is a huge honour – and there is no one better to do this with than Katharine Patrick. I can’t wait to get to work alongside Katharine, Kirsty, Joe and the stellar team, building a slate of stand-out documentaries together.”

Investigative and true crime podcasts proved to be popular in BBC Sounds’s latest quarterly report, with series like The Banksy Story, The Crossbow Killer, and Sport's Strangest Crimes making it into the top 10 most listened-to podcasts. In Q3 2023, BBC Sounds also reported that it broke a new record, with 226 million plays across podcasts and on-demand radio on the platform, which is up by 27% year on year.