Meet the QLD Mentors
Natalie Mitchell

Natalie Mitchell

Natalie Mitchell

Senior Broadcast & Content Producer at Publicis

I celebrate problems, and having the chance to overcome them. Whether it is a budget, time or people problem, I strive to find the solution.

With a unique ability to successfully and efficiently manage both agency and production elements of producing, I have established myself as an asset to one of the biggest production companies and advertising agencies in Australia, and worked on leading US Television Dramas in Los Angeles. This set of skills, along with a long-standing passion for entertainment, has driven me to expand my repertoire of producing as far as it can go within the film and television industry.

Career & Background

What inspired you to do what you are doing now?

I’ve always been a big fan of behind-the-scenes content since I was young. I would eagerly purchase DVDs with bonus discs just to uncover those hidden gems! I began to realise the incredible amount of work and dedication that goes into bringing TV shows and movies to life, and knew I had to be a part of it.

What was your journey and where are you headed in your career right now?

Sure thing! I did a double degree at QUT in business & creative industries (and even dabbled in some community television along the way). After that, I made the move to Sydney to work in the TV Production department at Ogilvy & Mather/One20 for 4.5 years. I was lucky to be surrounded by some of the best, kindest, and smartest Agency Producers & Executive/Line Producers who really shaped me into the Producer I am today.

But you know, my love for behind-the-scenes stuff never faded, so I followed my Hollywood dream and landed gigs mainly on NCIS:LA & Jane The Virgin. LA’s amazing, I won’t hear a bad word about it! But then, the call to start a family brought me back to Brisbane. I tried my hand at Aussie television with Totally Wild but got pulled back into advertising. I’ve been with Publicis since 2018, took a break for my first kid, did some freelancing, and now I’m back at Publicis since 2020 as a Senior Broadcast & Content Producer. And I absolutely love it!

I’m really fortunate to be part of a great team, learning from the best in the industry, and constantly expanding my skills & knowledge. Curiosity is encouraged. Honestly, I’m so happy with where I’m at right now, I don’t want to jinx it!

Your favourite food for thought


  • Phosphorescence by Julia Baird
  • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

Disclaimer: While these books may not directly address career progression or change, they are captivating reads that lingered in my thoughts long after I finished them, prompting me to ponder the world around me. And that’s always a good thing, right?

Podcasts / Thought Leaders

  • Lady Startup Stories
  • But Are You Happy?
  • We Don’t Have Time For This

What drives and inspires you

What are your core values?

  • Belonging
  • Loyalty
  • Respect

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My biggest inspiration? Definitely my friends. They’re all out there chasing their dreams & bettering the world in different fields with so much passion. It’s contagious, you know?


You as a Mentor

Why have you decided to become a mentor?

I’ve been fortunate to have had beautiful mentors, and the thought that I now could be that person for someone else is truly mind-boggling. My journey from community television to advertising has given me diverse experiences and insights that I’m eager to share. I firmly believe in the power of mentorship to foster supportive environments. Providing guidance, encouragement, and meaningful connections is what I’m all about. I’m immensely grateful for the opportunity to play a part in someone’s journey.

What are the top 5 skills or qualities you bring to mentoring?

  • Collaborative
  • Empathic
  • Optimistic
  • Supportive
  • Willing to be vulnerable

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