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BBC figure appointed to chair NCTJ board

A leading figure at the BBC has been appointed to a key role at the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

Stephen Mitchell, deputy director and head of programmes at BBC News, is the new chairman of the NCTJ’s Journalism Qualifications Board, which brings together all the organisation’s chief examiners and is responsible for the content of its qualifications. 

He replaces Sunday Post editor Donald Martin, who has held the role since the board’s formation in 2008, and remains a director of the NCTJ.

The NCTJ has further strengthened its broadcast credentials with the appointment of John Ryley, the head of Sky News, to the board of directors.