In its latest attempt to 'connect' with its licence payers, the BBC is looking to find presenters to front key strands of its online and interactive output, writes Leigh Holmwood.
Auditions will be held across the country as part of the BBC Talent scheme - which launched this week - to find five presenters who will be groomed as the 'faces' of BBCi. The new faces could be used across a variety of platforms, from fronting web chats to presenting interactive content, although precise details are still being worked out. They will be given six-month contracts with full training, with the possibility of permanent posts.'This is something entirely new,' said a BBC spokesman. 'As these roles haven't existed before, we will be learning with them as they come on board.'The scheme is one of three new categories in this year's BBC Talent initiative which is now into its third year. Previous winners have gone on to present Tomorrow's World, CBBC and Holiday.