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Our Team Members

Department Contacts

Elaine Williams

Elaine Williams

Operations & Outreach Manager (acting)

Elaine Williams is currently acting as 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.

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Jack Miller

Jack Miller

Commercial Project Manager/Footage Licensing

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

Email Jack Miller
Sophie Kent

Sophie Kent

HR Manager

David Wills

David Wills

Assistant Management Accountant

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

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Gemma Greene

Gemma Greene

Acting Head of Development

Tom Cooper

Tom Cooper

Technical Operations Manager

Kirstin Dryburgh

Kirstin Dryburgh

Deputy Head of Production & Talent Manager

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, 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.

Runner

Icon Films has an exciting opportunity for a Runner to join the team. As a Runner you will be an integral part of keeping the business operating smoothly, whilst also having an immersive insight to all aspects of television production.

A Runner at Icon Films is required to have a flexible approach to work, and to be a hard worker, willing to do whatever is required of them. You will be paired with a mentor working in your chosen area, who will guide and support you during the early months in your television career.

Runner contracts are initially for 6 months and may be extended for a further 3 months, after which you will be supported to progress into your desired role, whether that’s at Icon Films, with another production company or in another field entirely.

The responsibilities of the Runner include:

  • Greet all visitors/guests with a professional and welcoming manner and ensure that enquiries are dealt with and that visitors are looked after, in line with the Covid-safe office working protocols
  • Assist the Building Manager and Operations Manager with maintain Covid-safe standards and follow Covid-safe protocols at all times
  • Answer the telephone in a professional and welcoming manner, transfer calls and pass on accurate messages
  • Ensure the office environment is clean and tidy, dishwashers loaded, kitchens tidy and bins emptied
  • Open the offices at the start of the day and cover Front of House
  • Report repairs and maintenance issues to the Operations Manager/management company
  • Deliveries/pick-ups of kit around Bristol and surrounding area by car
  • Log incoming and outgoing post and arrange couriers/other mailings as required
  • Support edit teams as required
  • Support production teams as directed
  • Design and create posters, fliers, presentations and newsletter pages
  • Support Icon Films to comply with its Green agenda
  • Take ownership and ensure all tasks are completed
  • Act, at all times, as an ambassador for Icon Films

The Runner must have the following skills/qualities:

  • Full driving licence
  • Able to work from our offices at College Green in Bristol
  • 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 gain experience in the industry

Desirable skills/qualities:

  • Graphics/design experience including Photoshop and InDesign
  • Experience in writing copy

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 to Elaine Williams elaine.williams@iconfilms.co.uk

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOON ON FRIDAY 22ND JANUARY 2021
  • INTERVIEWS: WEEK COMMENCING 25TH JANUARY 2021

Icon Films is 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.

ASSISTANT PRODUCERS

We are looking for experienced ASSISTANT PRODUCERS for an 8×60 Discovery Science returning series.

 

Candidates must be tenacious in finding strong, compelling stories and have a proven track record in sourcing and clearing hard-to-find archive footage and stills to support those stories. We are looking for solid experience in tracking down contributors, liaising with CGI companies, and working across multiple episodes.  A good factual entertainment and science background is preferable. Experience of archive research is essential. The role requires impeccable organisational skills, strong negotiation skills, and ability to work closely with the producer to achieve great results. A positive attitude is a must!

 

This is currently a remote working position however if/when appropriate we would expect the position to be Bristol based.

 

CONTRACT: (varied start dates and durations between March and April 2021) for up to 28 weeks

DEADLINE: 15th Jan 2021

INTERVIEWS: W/c 18th Jan 2021

 

Please apply via the talent manager link or to talent.manager@iconfilms.co.uk

 

Icon Films are an inclusive employer and particularly welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups

EDIT PRODUCER

We are looking for EDIT PRODUCERS for an 8X60 new factual, archive, mystery series for Science Channel.  The ideal candidate will have brilliant story-telling credentials, creative flair and the ability to craft an exciting story. US network credits and experience of working on factual/science/history/mystery shows with significant amounts of archive are essential. Candidates must also have solid experience of working on multiple episodes, simultaneously at times.

 

This is currently a remote working position however if/when appropriate we would expect the position to be Bristol based.

 

CONTRACT: (varied start dates and durations between March and April 2021) for up to 28 weeks

DEADLINE: 15th Jan 2021

INTERVIEWS: W/c 18th Jan 2021

 

Please apply via the talent manager link or to talent.manager@iconfilms.co.uk

 

Icon Films are an inclusive employer and particularly welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups

Sizzles Editor

Starting Feb/March, 4 days a week for 3 months with the possibility to extend.

Salary range £650-£750 a week

 

We are recruiting for a talented development sizzles editor with experience of creating pitch materials for both the US and UK markets. Must have a track record in producing sizzles that have led to commissions.

We want someone with visual flair to cut tasters that have impact across several genres of programming, producing work to a high level that reflects our premium factual output.

Working with development producers and execs you will have a high level of independence and will be motivated, competent, and self-starting, as well as creative.

The right candidate will be able to juggle more than one task and work to deadlines.

Examples of recent work will be requested.  Premiere Pro skills required and After Effects experience desirable, InDesign would be a bonus.

 

Icon Films is Bristol based however the job will be working remotely initially, then moving to the office when possible. Editing hardware and software will be provided.

 

Deadline for application: 28th January

 

Interview dates: Starting from mid Feb

 

You can apply for the position via the Talent Manager website or directly to talent.manager@iconfilms.co.uk

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

Senior Dev Researcher/AP

Starting early Feb 2020 for 6 months

 

We are an internationally established production company creating a broad range of factual content. We are looking for an experienced specialist factual Researcher/Assistant Producer to work in our Development team. You will be passionate about finding new ideas and bringing them to the screen in imaginative and inventive ways.

 

You will have experience in both production and development for the US and UK markets across a range of factual genres. By drawing upon your knowledge, you will creatively research into and source stories to contribute towards delivering exceptional treatments and tasters. You must have experience of writing treatments and ideally knowledge of InDesign, but enthusiasm, creativity and being a team player are essential!

 

You may be asked to show previous examples of your work if selected for interview.

 

If you fit this description and would like to apply, we look forward to hearing from you.

 

Icon Films is Bristol based however the job will be working remotely initially.

 

Deadline for application: 22nd January

 

Interview dates: Starting from 27th January

 

You can apply for the position via the Talent Manager website or directly to talent.manager@iconfilms.co.uk

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

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