After Roger Wright stepped down as Controller of Radio 3 and director of the BBC Radio Proms, his job was split in two – unnecessarily, most thought.
Steep learning curve?
Step up Edward Blakeman, acting head of Proms since Wright left and now effectively jobless. He has been named head of music programming and policy (HOMPP), a new post in which he can teach the other two how to do their jobs while filling a seat vacated by Graham Dixon, who spent his days on the phone with the EBU (he now works for them full time).
UPDATE: A clarification from the BBC press office: Edward Blakeman is filling an existing post (recently vacated by Graham Dixon who has moved to the EBU and was formerly managing editor), some features of the role have been updated including the title but the post was already very much in existence before.