Meet the FX Team: Senior Creative Producer, Linda Murphy-Ericsson

'Meet the FX Team' is a deep dive into the heart of FX, giving you a taste for life at one of London's leading tech companies. Here, we speak with Senior Creative Producer, Linda Murphy-Ericsson, to uncover more about her role and what life is like for her at FX.

What does your role entail as a Senior Creative Producer?

“My role essentially means that I am the person who makes sure that both the client and the team working on a project know what the next steps are, but before this part, it’s important to understand that we all share the same vision of the end product, so my role means overseeing and ensuring this alignment.”

What does a typical day look like for you in your team?

“Within the project teams, we have daily stand-up calls in the mornings related to the specific project we are working on at that time. This ensures the whole team is briefed properly and everyone understands their role and what needs to be done on that day. The stand-ups provide a really good opportunity to iron out any questions that the team may have to make sure all runs smoothly and also gives the team the opportunity to share their to-do list with the others so we are all clear on what needs to be done.

I run these meetings to ensure that the team is correctly briefed and has a clear list of to do’s for the day. It’s also a good way to make sure that we are working in the right direction and that tasks are completed in the correct order. ‘Ordning & Reda pengar på Fredag’, as we say in Sweden.”

What do you enjoy most about your role as Senior Creative Producer?

“The thing I enjoy most about my role is that it allows me to be involved in lots of different, innovative projects. To help push things through to ensure they evolve and watching the progress throughout a project is very rewarding.

I’m also very lucky in my role as I get the opportunity to run internal projects focused on the culture at FX, with company culture being extremely important to me.”

What do you find most challenging about your role?

“I’d have to say the new technologies that we introduce into our processes can be challenging to learn, and it can take a little longer for me to pick these things up. With that said I love to learn new things, especially new technology that we can go on and use in our projects.”

How have you managed to stay connected with the team whilst remote working?

“I joined during the pandemic, but from what I can see, FX was very well connected digitally before the pandemic started, so the infrastructure for remote working and staying connected as a team throughout multiple lockdowns was already there and this has had a very positive impact on the team. Having team members living in all corners of the world, we’ve had to ensure we stay connected as a team for years, so we as a business were able to adapt to the challenges of the pandemic with ease through multiple platforms we have in place that allow us to keep engaged with one another.”

Have you learned anything new in your time at FX?

“Coming from a digital background that wasn’t involved in the Connected TV space, I find I’m learning new technology every day at FX which is great. It’s very invigorating to be working in this space with its projected growth in years to come.”

What is the most important piece of advice you would give to someone starting out at the beginning of your career path?

“I think looking back, I would love to have made use of a mentor when I first started working in digital to help me with advice on how to get the most out of my role whilst also giving as much as I can back. Within previous roles, there have been stressful periods I’ve had to face alone, so looking back, a mentor in the very beginning would have helped ease that pressure and allow me to gain confidence in how better to deal with particular situations.

However, those hurdles have set me up to be in the position I am in now, so I guess it’s not all bad as I’ve independently learnt along the way which means I have lots to give in my role here at FX.”

What’s your favourite part about working at FX?

“One of my favourite parts about working at FX is how exciting the OTT and Connected TV space is that we operate across.

Another thing that stands out at FX is that there is a genuine strong interest and focus on mental wellbeing and mindfulness. The leadership team understands that if the team is struggling mentally, then they won’t be able to produce great work like usual and this is something I love about working here.

As well as the strong focus on mental wellbeing, FX has such a welcoming vibe to it. The team is so diverse and everyone pulls together to make it a really welcoming environment which is so beneficial to people’s mental health. We are so ambitious and have big plans for the future so this also adds to the excitement of working here as part of the team.”

What would you like to see introduced at FX in the future?

“In all honesty, there’s not much that needs to be introduced. As we continue to grow, the dynamics will change slightly as expected, but there is clearly that awareness already there on how to keep the unique culture at the heart of FX which is so positive to see.

We are also working on becoming a more sustainably aware and responsible company. We recycle, of course, but we’re pretty sure we can do more. I participate in the FX Digital Sustainability Group to put in place actions and initiatives to improve our social and environmental responsibility. It can feel like a daunting prospect, but I’m confident that FX is up for the task though, which is the best place to start in my opinion!”

What would you like someone who’s interested in applying at FX Digital to know?

“Even if you don’t have the exact skill set that matches a specific role, it’s still great to apply as we love people who are hungry to learn and become a part of the diverse team. FX always sees potential in people and appreciates a willingness to learn new things, and that mindset will go very far here.”