ITV begins its search for new Emmerdale boss amid Jane Hudson’s exit

Emmerdale is looking for a new head writer (Image: ITV).

With the announcement that Jane Hudson, the show’s executive producer, is leaving, Emmerdale is looking for a replacement.

As long as the job advertisement is up on the ITV Careers website, anybody may theoretically apply for Jane’s position.

Nevertheless, your hopes of becoming the head of the Dales may not last long, since ITV is seeking a somebody with a highly specialised background for the position.

According to the job posting, the chosen applicant will “have a vital role in leading the progression of our soap operas strategically, editorially, commercially and financially” and will possess “an outstanding track record in delivering Continuing Dramas at Producer level that are both editorially and commercially successful.”

You may see the job description here if you think this sounds like you and would want to apply. However, you must act quickly since the application deadline is Monday, September 25.

On September 22, Jane Hudson will depart from Emmerdale after seeing the episodes that made up this year’s highly anticipated Super Soap Week.

After learning of her departure, Jane said, “I’ve had a wonderful time at Emmerdale and feel very lucky to have spent the last five years working alongside such a hardworking and talented team.”

Later this month, Jane Hudson is scheduled to leave (Picture: ITV)

As a team, we worked tirelessly to ensure that we never went without air throughout the epidemic, and I’m really happy of what we’ve accomplished, both on and off screen.

Even though it is difficult to say goodbye to my made-up village family, I am eager to spend weekends with my actual family again.

“But mostly, I have no idea what’s coming next and I can’t wait to watch Emmerdale again.”

Over her time at Emmerdale, Jane, who has previously worked on Coronation Street, Midsomer Murders, Waterloo Road, and Casualty, has handled several major stories.

These have included the well praised coming-out tale of Arthur Thomas, the tragic attempt on Kirk’s life and his mental health issues, and the Meena Jutla plot, which followed the character’s two-year murderous spree.

“We are all indebted to Jane for her unwavering devotion to and enthusiasm for Emmerdale.” John Whiston, Managing Director for Continuing Drama, said.

“The show has grown stronger under her leadership, pushing the envelope of drama to new heights with compelling narratives, astounding effects, and profoundly touching human drama.”

She has also brought in intriguing new families and characters, laying the groundwork for the show to succeed even more in the future.

“Every fan of the programme expresses gratitude to her for all that she has contributed to Emmerdale over the past five years and for leaving the programme in such good shape, with exciting and compelling stories planned well into 2024.”

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