VP Broadcast, Post & VOD, Discovery
Clayton is responsible for the day to day operation of Discovery Communications’ London-based in-house broadcast, VOD and post production operations. He oversees the broadcasting of 78 channel feeds in 27 languages as well as the VOD Operations group servicing 32 affiliate deals in multiple languages. Additionally, he manages the post production and media operations including audio mixing, editing, quality assessment, duplication and encoding as well as associated scheduling and support staff. Additionally, Clayton establishes new post production and media operations processes, procedures and work flows designed to maintain and improve the high quality of Discovery’s content.
Tasked with recruiting and retaining Discovery’s top editor talent, Clayton consults with internal partners to understand their talent needs to ensure proper matching of editorial skills to projects. He plays the important facilitative role, proactively engaging network producers on creative goals to guarantee world class post production and media fulfillment service. Clayton mentors all post production and media operations staff understanding the nature of work and leading the development and skills of each member of the team.
Clayton is also tasked with technical consulting and development across the larger MTP&O global operation. New to London, he was previously leading the post production and media operations at the Discovery Creative and Technical Center in Silver Spring Md.
Clayton previously served as Senior Editor, Supervising Editor, Manager of Post Production, Director of Post Production and VP Post Production & Media Operations at Discovery.
Prior to Discovery, Clayton was a freelance producer and editor in the TV and non-profit business. He was also a recording artist, song writer and performer. He entered the broadcast and post production industry in 1993 as a Production Assistant.