Jim Sommers serves as the senior vice president of content at the Independent Television Service, Inc. (ITVS). He oversees ITVS’ Content Portfolio, maintaining a commitment to quality, diversity and innovation. In addition, he provides leadership and strategic direction to core service areas of the organisation: programming, production, communications, broadcast and distribution – aligning all aspects of ITVS’ programmatic initiatives from funding through distribution and civic engagement.

Previously, Sommers spent two years as vice president of broadcast and communications and four years spearheading ITVS’ national engagement program.