Careers

Please note: If you are looking to see job postings at our Brown Bag Studio in Toronto click here!

We are always looking for creative and talented people.  Do you have the skills and qualifications to join our production, development or distribution divisions?  Please take a look at our current job openings below and send us your resume!

Recruitment and Resourcing Specialist

ROLE OVERVIEW

 

Working in a dynamic and creative business environment, the Talent Manager is responsible for the full- cycle recruitment for 9 Story Media Group’s Production environment, as well as the internal resource management program.

 

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES


Resource Management:

The objective of the Resource Management portion of this role is to manage our internal talent pool to align individual skills and preferences with client project needs, as well as the overall financial objectives of the business.

 

1.       Assignment of Resources

 

  • Proactive management of staff availability, including communication to all relevant partners as necessary.
  • Ensuring compliance with staffing allocation process against project needs and business objectives.

 

2.       Resource Management

  • Maintain knowledge of current and upcoming projects, staff skills base, historical experience, preferences and development needs to ensure appropriate allocation of staff resources to specific projects.
  • Maintenance of all provided resource data.

 

3.       Reporting

 

  • Analyze resource usage and productivity reports, and provide recommendations on appropriate action plans or required activities.
  • Preparation and/or review of ad-hoc reporting requests from VP Production.
  • Responsible for weekly resource reporting, including headcount, consistently ensuring data integrity.

 

Talent Management:

The Talent Management portion of this role is geared towards full- cycle recruitment and onboarding of external talent.

 

  • Initiate and drive dynamic talent attraction strategies to attract highly skilled artists;
  • Source and identify qualified candidates for open positions at 9 Story Media Group;
  • Partner with HR and hiring managers to identify role requirements, selection process, timelines and approach;
  • Participate as an active member of the interview team;
  • Manage and process pre-employment background in compliance with policy;
  • Prepare and negotiate job offers;
  • Consult with business to understand the external market and related hiring trends for talent, any metrics and issues, and possible talent implications resulting from shifts within the industry;
  • Build solid partnerships with hiring managers, vendors (such as recruitment agencies) and across Human Resources to ensure efficient and effective staffing process;
  • Support various initiatives within talent acquisition and talent management.

 

INDIVIDUAL SKILLS

 

  • 3 years of talent acquisition experience required, preferably in an animation/creative environment.
  • 1-2 years of internal resource planning preferred.
  • A deep understanding of recruitment and resource management requirements in a creative environment.
  • Superior communication skills, able to facilitate and negotiate in staffing discussions.
  • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Excellent judgment and strong problem solving skills, with superior agility navigating multiple priorities and/or difficult situations.
  • Ability to influence and drive results at all levels of an organization, building relationships with both staff and senior leadership.
  • Experience preparing and interpreting reports for delivery to key stakeholders.
  • Professional, friendly, customer-centric with a flexible attitude.
  • Computer literacy and advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, as well as Gmail and Google applications.

 

Please apply via e-mail to: jobs@9story.com, and make sure to include the job title that you are applying for in the Subject Line.

 

Applicants need to be legally eligible to work in Canada and have Ontario Residency.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 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. Should you require accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please let us know your requirements when contacted.

 


Technical Services Coordinator

Report to: Head of Technical Services (9 Story Distribution, Toronto)
Department: Distribution

The Technical Services Coordinator will manage and support the distribution and postproduction departments. This is a client-facing role with heavy impact on client satisfaction and sales revenues.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Deliveries 
Coordinate and track deliveries for International Broadcasters:

  • Liaise with Accounting and Legal teams on coordination of deliveries to make sure that the materials in the contract reflect our assets;
  • Review production schedules and alert all affected clients of production delays to give our clients as much time as possible to accurately schedule our content and maintain good working relationships with 9 Story;
  • Compile weekly deliveries reports for accounting purposes to keep invoicing moving forward upon delivery of materials.
  • Administer and Deliver materials via Extranet to broadcasters/dubbing facilities.
SVOD deliveries:
  • Compile and create metadata for titles acquired by SVOD clients presenting our content in the best possible light on their platforms;
  • Work with SVOD clients and their preferred vendors on creation of materials for SVOD sales, handling as much as possible in house to keep costs down; 
  • Learn new deliveries platforms and client partner portals;
  • Liaise with Marketing on delivery of tailored SVOD images, accessing our designers and artists to ensure our content looks world class.
Acquisitions deliveries:
  • Work with 3rd party producers and the Director of Distribution & Acquisitions to obtain all required materials listed within the contract and assuring the materials meet 9 Story’s technical specifications;
  • Coordinate and Operate QC inspection of assets upon receipt to avoid problems for future sales;
  • Work with Production to obtain additional support materials for clients to ensure our clients have all the materials they need.
Versioning
  • Gather quotes and negotiating with dubbing houses for upcoming and potential projects. Determine the right dubbing facility for the program and amassing a general idea of the cost of dubbing in certain languages;
  • Work with dubbing houses to ensure timely and efficient delivery to broadcaster acting as the main point of contact between the Dubbing Studio and the Broadcaster, ensuring all applicable materials are sent to 9 Story at time of delivery to avoid issues with future sales.
Editorial
  • Create screeners, clips & digital masters for sales, acquisitions & clients from existing files, limiting out of house costs for creation.
  • Assist in editorial needs for sales and marketing teams creating content for display at markets and screening clips.
  • Liaise with internal Head of Post Production on Distribution needs while keeping production appraised of Distribution requirements.
  • Advise Sales/Development on best practices for displaying video in various presentations, including creating screening master files.
Required Experience/Professional Skills:
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a Post Production environment with a strong technical background in delivery formats
  • Technical knowledge of HD/SD file based delivery including encoding a variety of different file formats
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Premiere/Final Cut Pro and comfortable on both Mac/Windows platforms
  • Proven experience working with encoding applications and automated QC tools
  • Experience in managing projects on shared media storage and cloud storage
  • Solid organization and project management skills, and independently manage a high volume of work, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Able to effectively manage client/supplier expectations through clear and professional communication
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively within the team.
Would be nice:
  • Previous experience coordinating mastering and dubbing projects an asset
  • Experience with web based digital asset management preferred

Please apply via e-mail to: jobs@9story.com
Make sure to include the job title that you are applying for in the Subject Line.
We thank all applicants for their expression of interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please.

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. Should you require accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please let us know your requirements when contacted.

 


Help Desk Administrator

9 Story Media Group is an industry leading creator, producer and distributor of award-winning animated and live action content for young audiences around the world. 9 Story has produced over 900 animated and live action episodes, seen on some of the world’s most respected children’s channels.

 

Reporting to the IT Manager (Toronto), the Help Desk Administrator will provide technical assistance and support for incoming help desk tickets and issues related to computer systems, software, and hardware.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve problems related to operating systems, hardware and software in a timely and courteous manor
  • Installing new software releases, system upgrades
  • Provide first line response for users requiring assistance with information technology issues and problems via the IT helpdesk
  • Ensure that Helpdesk SLA are met and communicated to end user base.
  • Repair/recovery of end user hardware and software
  • Escalation of helpdesk ticket to 2nd level when required
  • Manage helpdesk tickets and weekly reporting on helpdesk tickets
  • Escalation of all unresolved issues to System Administrator or IT Manager
  • Anti-virus administration
  • End user account administration
  • Hardware inventory, asset tracking and monitoring
  • Liaise with vendors
  • Software release management under supervision of senior administrators
  • Expertise in Microsoft OS systems – Windows 7 and Windows 10
  • Experienced in high-level  hardware support (client machines, printers etc)
  • Experience in supporting a complex  and advanced user base
  • Ability to work in a  challenging and fast paced environment
  • Recognizes the importance of clear and timely communication of all high severity IT or facilities impacting issues to the IT manager
  • Keeps abreast of emerging technologies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Works well within a team
  • Perform routing technology tasks under supervision of senior technology staff
  • Act as front line interface to users, accepting trouble reports and dispatching them to appropriate systems administrator

 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2+ years’ experience in IT or similar experience
  • Education and/or experience in networking and systems administration
  • Knowledge of Ms Office, Microsoft Windows server 2008/2012, Microsoft Windows 7, Fedora, Debian
  • Has knowledge and is familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Strong inter personal skills; ability to explain simple procedures in writing or verbally; good phone skills
  • Strong ability to learn; ability to follow instructions well; strong analytical skills
  • A love of Technology is advantageous.
  • Ability to work flexible hours if necessary.
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadline
  • Detail oriented and takes initiative
  • MCSE /MCP desirable
  • Apple Mac hardware and software support

 

If this sounds like the job for you please send your resume to: jobs@9story.com

Make sure to include the job title that you are applying for in the Subject Line.

 

Applicants need to be legally eligible to work in Canada and have Ontario Residency.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

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. Should you require accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please let us know your requirements when contacted. 

Internships

At this time we do not have any available internships.

If you would like to submit your resume below we will happily keep it on file.

Should an opportunity come up that matches you skill sets, we will reach out to you.  

 

Thank you,

9 Story Media Group

 

Please apply via e-mail to: jobs@9story.com

Make sure to include the job title that you are applying for in the Subject Line.

 

Applicants need to be legally eligible to work in Canada and have Ontario Residency.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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. Should you require accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please let us know your requirements when contacted.


All Other Roles

If you are looking to see job postings at our Brown Bag Studio in Toronto please click here!

If you do not see an opening for a role that you are looking for, please submit your resume below. 

We will happily keep your resume on file and should an opportunity come up that matches you skill sets, we will reach out to you.

 

Thank you,

9 Story Media Group

 

Please apply via e-mail to: jobs@9story.com

Make sure to include the job title that you are applying for in the Subject Line.

 

Applicants need to be legally eligible to work in Canada and have Ontario Residency.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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. Should you require accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please let us know your requirements when contacted.