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Our Team Members

Department Contacts

Elaine Williams

Elaine Williams

Operations Manager & EA to the CEO

Elaine Williams is  the Operations & Outreach Manager.
Please contact Elaine Williams for all office and supplier related inquiries .

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are not currently running our work experience programme and have limited staff at the Icon Films offices. Our Join Us page will be updated when work experience applications are open again.

Email Elaine Williams
Luke Willis

Luke Willis

IT Coordinator

Please direct your IT related enquiries to Luke Willis.

If your enquiry is regarding kit specific technical support, please contact our Post Production team.

If your enquiry is regarding footage licensing, please contact our Footage Licensing team.

Email Luke Willis
Jack Miller

Jack Miller

Commercial Project and Marketing Manager

Please contact Jack for all commercial affairs & footage licensing enquiries.

Email Jack Miller
Sophie Kent

Sophie Kent

HR Manager

David Wills

David Wills

Finance Manager

Please contact David Wills for all banking and other financial enquiries.

Email David Wills
Gemma Greene

Gemma Greene

Head of Development

Tom Cooper

Tom Cooper

Technical Operations Manager

Kirstin Dryburgh

Kirstin Dryburgh

Deputy Director of Production & Production Executive

Please contact Kirstin for all talent enquiries.

Kirstin’s working days are Monday – Wednesday.

Email Kirstin Dryburgh

What’s it like working with Icon Films Ltd?

Icon Films is a truly independent TV production company. We are looking for the inquisitive, the ambitious, creative, tenacious and the people who get things done. We work hard, we challenge our people and we provide opportunities for career development. We expect our people to take responsibility for themselves and others and work collaboratively in an ever changing, creative environment. We want to work with people who are passionate about what they do, and will do it to the best of their abilities and support their colleagues to do their best work with, and for us. We promote continued development in careers from Production through to the support departments such as Finance and HR. The wellbeing of our teams is not an initiative, it is part of our culture, there is no one size fits all and so we continually review what we are doing to care for our people and their wellbeing and help our teams to care about each other. Ultimately, we are a presentation business, this is evident not only in our productions but our office space and our output. Are you up for the challenge?

Talent Management

Icon Films is proud to work with a talented and ambitious team. We offer an inspiring, creative and inclusive environment, in which to do our best work. We are committed to encouraging and supporting diversity on and off screen. Our aim is that our teams will be representative of society and each team member; whether staff, contributor, contractor or freelance, feels respected and acts respectfully to their colleagues.   For experienced Production, Location Crew, Development and Editorial speculative emails please email your CV to our Talent team.

Icon Films are now using The Talent Manager to manage our CV database and list our job vacancies, please join our network here. Please ensure you keep your availability information regularly updated after you join and upload your CV via the Talent Manager.

The Talent Manager

Work Experience

With the unique role that broadcasting has in shaping and reflecting society’s values, we know that our staff and work experience placements must reflect our diverse society and will enrich our organisation. We run an ambitious and structured voluntary work experience and outreach programme across the year and encourage applicants from a variety of ages, background and locations.

Senior Assistant Producer/Story Producer

Icon are looking for an Assistant Producer or Story Producer to work on an exciting presenter led adventure series for a US NETWORK travel/adventure series.

Applicants must have experience in finding stories and setting up international shoots, working with a presenter and identifying good contributors & locations. They will have experience in working on shows in one or more of Travel/Adventure/Natural History/ Science genres.  It is important that they have great communication and research skills and are able to work to a tight budget and schedule.

The project will require the candidate to be on location for 12 weeks

Start Date July 2021

Contract length approximately 6 months

Closing Date for applications 27 June 2021

Please apply via the Talent Manager or email talent.manager@iconfilms.co.uk

https://www.thetalentmanager.com/tv-jobs/41937/senior-ap-story-producer-ps6

Interview 01st July

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Researcher

We are looking for an experienced researcher to work on an exciting presenter led adventure series for a US NETWORK.

Applicants must have strong journalist skills and ideally experience on an international series. They must have good attention to detail, effective communication skills and be able to manage their time effectively.

Start Date ASAP

Start Date July 2021

Contract length approximately 6 months (including a break over Xmas) with the potential to extend.

Closing Date for applications 27 June 2021

Interview 01st July

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Please apply via the Talent Manager or email talent.manager@iconfilms.co.uk

https://www.thetalentmanager.com/tv-jobs/41934/researcher-ps6

 

Production Coordinator

We are looking for Production Coordinators to start ASAP on an exciting new Nat Geo project.

We are Bristol based however the location is in SE ASIA we are open to considering applicants based in any location including – if the applicants should be aware of the time difference as adjusted working times will be required.

Applicants must be experienced in setting up overseas foreign filming shoots, or have extensive UK filming experience and be ready to take on new challenges.

It is important that the applicant has great communication skills and has managed shoot budgets, complicated logistics and associated filming permits and visas.

Working closely with the Production Management Team they’ll need to be super-organised, diligent, enthusiastic and enjoy working as part of a team.

The applicant must have a minimum of two years experience within the role.

Applicants responsibilities will include:

  • To co-ordinate the day to day operations of the production
  • Setting up shoots to remote locations including obtaining filming permits, organising freights, liaising with dive services and boat bookings and booking flights and accommodation.
  • Running shoot budgets
  • Preparing call sheets/ production booklet and organising the day to day filming schedule
  • Preparing, monitoring and delivering location releases and paperwork
  • Ensuring all location sensitive deliverables are communicated and delivered.
  • Preparing location safety kit and working closely with the H&S lead on the team to support safe location working in a remote location.
  • Booking kit and excess baggage
  • Working with talent and crew to pull a the shoot together
  • Understanding Covid 19 safe working protocol and helping to apply them to the production.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Start Date July 2021

Contract length approximately 12 months (including a break over Xmas) with the potential to extend.

Closing Date for applications 27 June 2021

Interview 30th June

 

Please apply via the Talent Manager or email talent.manager@iconfilms.co.uk

https://www.thetalentmanager.com/tv-jobs/41933/production-coordinator-ps6

Offline Editor

Experienced, creative Offline Editor needed for US Network series.

Available to start within the next 2 weeks until approx mid August

Office based role.

Ideally will have experience in working with Archive but this is not essential.

Application closes: 20th June 2021

Please apply via the talent manager link below:

https://www.thetalentmanager.com/tv-jobs/41836/editor

Alternatively, you can send your CV and Cover Letter to: kirstin.Dryburgh@iconfilms.co.uk

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Editor

We are looking for dynamic and creative Editor for a new National Geographic Adventure format. Must have previous Editor credits on hour long factual programmes and ideally have experience of shaping bold, visually distinctive, narrative led, hosted factual formats. Also crucial is a good understanding of the US audience.

Start date: 12/07/21 – 03/09/21 (6 x week edit over 8 weeks)
Possibility the edit could start a little later, but w/c 12th July is preferred option.
Application closes: 25/06/21

Please apply via the talent manager link below:

https://www.thetalentmanager.com/tv-jobs/41776/editor-nat-geo

Alternatively, you can send your CV and Cover Letter to: talent.manager@iconfilms.co.uk

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Office Runner

Icon Films has a vacancy for a Runner to join the team at our beautiful College Green offices in Bristol. For this recruitment, we are seeking candidates with a specific interest in building a career in TV Production Management, with the potential opportunity to pipeline their skills within Icon Films to a Junior Production Coordinator or Production Secretary role.

As a Runner you will be an integral part of keeping the business operating smoothly, while being immersed into many areas of television production.

Past and current Runners say that their favourite parts of the role are:

  • “No two days are the same; being part of an ethical, values-led company” – Dee
  • “Supportive, accessible creative team; many learning opportunities” – Georgia
  • “The mentoring scheme gave me a unique opportunity to understand the industry, hone skills and springboard my career” – George

A Runner is required to have a flexible approach to work, and to be a hard worker, willing to adapt to the needs of the business. You will be paired with a mentor who will guide and support you during the early months of your television career.

Runner contracts are initially for 6 months and may be extended for a further 3 months, after which there may be an opportunity to progress within the company into an entry Production Management role such as a Junior Production Coordinator.

The responsibilities of the Runner include:

  • Greet visitors/guests with a professional and welcoming manner and ensure that enquiries are dealt with and that visitors are looked after, in line with our Covid-safe office working protocols; answer the telephone, transfer calls and pass on accurate messages
  • Assist the Building Manager and Operations Manager to maintain Covid-safe standards and follow Covid-safe protocols at all times
  • Ensure the office environment is clean and tidy, dishwashers loaded, kitchens tidy, bins emptied, and our plants cared for
  • Open/close the offices at the start end of the day
  • Deliveries/pick-ups of kit around Bristol and surrounding area by car
  • Support production teams as directed
  • Design and create posters, fliers, presentations and newsletter pages
  • Support the company to comply with its Green agenda
  • Take ownership and ensure all tasks are completed
  • Act, at all times, as an ambassador for the company

The Runner must have the following skills/qualities:

  • Full driving licence
  • Calm under pressure, with a flexible attitude
  • Persistent and robust
  • Possessing common sense
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • IT literate
  • Able to prioritise work, and cope with last minute changes
  • Collaborative approach
  • Passion for TV/film and a desire to develop a career in production management

If you would like to apply please send a covering letter explaining why you think you are right for this role, along with your CV by noon on Friday 2nd July to Elaine Williams: elaine.williams@iconfilms.co.uk

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in our teams. We want to attract the best and most diverse set of people and are committed to creating an environment where we embrace individual differences. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. All employees will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the team will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.

Junior Colourist & Online Editor

We are seeking a Junior Colourist & Online Editor with Avid Media Composer and DaVinci Resolve experience to work with the Post-Production Manager to ensure in-house editing services are delivered to the highest creative and technical standards. We are looking for candidates with an ambition to continue developing their skills in grading and online editing.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Colour grading and online editing in-house productions
  • Hosting grade and online sign offs with series producers and executives
  • Working closely with the wider finishing team to meet delivery deadlines
  • Organising and managing finishing projects and media
  • Providing finishing support such as pregrade, conform and QCs when required
  • Providing offline edit support when required

Skills/Experience – Essential

  • Grading in SDR using DaVinci Resolve or a similar platform
  • Online editing in Avid Media Composer
  • Experience in a post-production facility in finishing or edit support role
  • Creating end of edit elements for the grade and tracklay
  • Pregrade and conform tasks in Avid Media Composer for the grade
  • Delivering QC and Automated QC for broadcast
  • Excellent general IT skills across both Mac and PC
  • In-depth knowledge of broadcast technology and theory such as codecs, frame rates and bit rates
  • An exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to quickly analyse and solve problems

Skills/Experience – Desirable

  • In-depth knowledge of a variety of software including Adobe Premiere and Avid Pro Tools
  • Colour grading in HDR

The initial contract length is for 12 months.

Closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 25th June.

Interview dates: Starting from Monday 28th June.

You can apply for the position via the Talent Manager website here:

https://www.thetalentmanager.com/tv-jobs/41596/junior-colourist-online-editor

Or directly to jeff.alsop-white@iconfilms.co.uk

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

Edit Producers x 4

We are looking for dynamic and creative Edit Producers for a new National Geographic Adventure format. Must have previous Edit Producer credits on hour long factual programmes and ideally have experience of shaping bold, visually distinctive, narrative led, hosted factual formats. Also crucial is a good understanding of writing for the US audience.

24/05/21-16/07/21 (6 x week edit over 8 weeks)

14/06/21-06/08/21 (6 x week edit over 8 weeks)

21/06/21-13/08/21 (6 x week edit over 8 weeks)

26/07/21-17/09/21 (6 x week edit over 8 weeks)

Please apply via the talent manager link below including a cover letter with your CV. Alternatively, you can send your CV and Cover Letter to:  talent.manager@iconfilms.co.uk

https://www.thetalentmanager.com/tv-jobs/40111/4x-edit-producers-nat-geo-ps

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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