Mentorn Media Taps Channel 4 Alum as Head of Factual


Mentorn Media has appointed Emily Jones, former commissioning editor for education and documentaries at Channel 4, as head of factual.

Jones will look to further develop Mentorn’s factual production slate, which recently included Children of the Cult for discovery+ and Secrets of an ISIS Smartphone for the BBC.

At Channel 4, Jones’ commissions included Born Famous, Gogglesprogs, How The Other Kids Live, Born in the Wrong Body, Rich Kids of Instagram, Class of Mum and Dad and Home Free, as well as the one-off programs Revenge Porn, Steph and Dom: Can Cannabis Save Our Son, The Women Who Kill Lions and Britain’s Billionaire Immigrants.

Prior to her time at Channel 4, Jones earned credits on the very first Secret Millionaire and Undercover Boss, as well as Coppers, Jamie’s Ministry of Food, Wife Swap and Faking It. More recently, she worked as a development exec for U.K. producers such as Blast Films and Dragonfly TV and as development producer for Tinopolis Group’s own Firecracker Films.

Chris Brogden, managing director of Mentorn and director of content for Tinopolis, said, “We are thrilled to be welcoming Emily to the team at Mentorn. She has both outstanding industry credentials as well as extensive experience in developing groundbreaking programs, and we are excited she chose to join us for this next step in her career.”

Jones added, “This is an incredibly exciting time to re-enterthe production sector, and I feel very lucky to be joining Mentorn which has been responsible for so many much-loved programs over the years. I can’t wait to see what we do next.”