Careers

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!

Pipeline Technical Director (2D)


As Pipeline Technical Director, you will be responsible for the delivery of production-ready tools for our 2D animated production pipeline. You will provide technical support to the current 2D Production. You will solve technical issues, automating Shotgun, rendering and will support the asset and shot production pipelines.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor industry best practices and standards to have a total understanding of the studio needs
  • Develop efficient, readable, commented code with Object Oriented programming best practices
  • Lead development and implementation of production pipelines for all studio productions
  • Author and maintain in-house documentation
  • Participate in 'post mortems' with production teams
  • Recommend solutions to ensure technical decisions are made in an efficient and timely manner to increase efficiency
  • Maintain the ongoing monitoring of current productions to ensure Pipeline stability
  • Design and maintain Pipeline technical project milestones
  • Identifying inefficiencies in the production Pipeline and propose and design solutions
  • Responding to Shotgun Helpdesk requests and provide 2nd level support to other team members
  • Consulting with Development and Technology departments in designing bespoke software
  • Mentoring and work closely with other technical directors

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Skills:
  • Strong programming and debugging experience with Python, JS, and QT Script
  • Experience in development with a global team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A positive attitude in stressful situations

Bonus Skills:
  • Experience with Toon Boom Harmony
  • Experience with Shotgun
  • Experience developing clean and efficient User Interfaces
  • Tool development for Adobe products: eg Photoshop, Premiere
  • Familiarity with the 2D animation production process
Our Toronto Studio can be found in the cool and trendy Liberty Village with over 300 artists working on award winning animated children’s content. You will benefit from a competitive compensation package, interesting work and a fun and supportive work environment.

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.

Layout Supervisor


The Layout Supervisor will be responsible for reviewing the animatic, creating a break down list and assigning the layouts. Review and approve layouts to ensure that the team is following the style or the existing series and maintaining the integrity of the style. Provide guidance and mentoring to all layout team members. Ensure team is meeting all deadlines.

RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Collaborate with the layout and design team to create the layout and style parameters to the layout team
  • Lead the development of layout team
  • Manage and build relationships with layout and design team
  • Oversea the project management of all assets
  • Able to balance multiple deadlines at any given moment. Meets or exceeds these deadlines
  • Able to communicate the layout and style parameters to the layout team and guide them to stay on track
  • Able to problem solve quickly and proactively raise concerns and solutions 
  • Able to easily catch faults in layouts and have them corrected before being sent to the Director or Clients for approval
  • Able to easily adapt to different style of shows
  • Solid understanding of all stages of the pipeline and how to optimize the layout teams role within it
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong working knowledge of 2D layout principles
  • Strong drawing skills are an asset
  • Strong working knowledge of Photoshop
  • A good working knowledge of shotgun 
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative environment and take direction easily and be willing to participate as a member as well as to work independently as required
  • Proven leadership skills within an Layout
  • Solid understanding of the programs used within layout and animation
  • Solid understanding of perspective, scale in design principles
  • Technical understanding of the application of layouts and how to trouble shoot software issues when the arise 
  • Highly organized and stellar planning skills
Our Toronto Studio can be found in the cool and trendy Liberty Village with over 300 artists working on award winning animated children’s content. You will benefit from a competitive compensation package, interesting work and a fun and supportive work environment.

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.

Supervising Producer

At 9 Story Media Group, we know that our greatest asset is our team. We are currently hiring for a superstar to join our Production team. This role will be responsible for working closely with Producers and Artists on multiple shows.

The Supervising Producer is responsible for the oversight of various productions, maintaining consistent, high-quality support for the Production team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the efforts of multiple production crews simultaneously; 
  • Create new bids, budgets and schedules for current and potential projects; 
  • Guide and support the Producers to maintain their budget, schedule, deliveries and ensuring positive team and client relationships;
  • Support the team with tools and ideas to work more efficiently and foster a culture of creative solutions;
  • Work alongside Development to bring shows into production;
  • Partner with clients, writers, directors, producers, department leads and the production office; 
  • Help to create a positive team atmosphere and relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Requirements:
  • 5+ years of experience in a same or similar role;
  • Strong working knowledge of the 2D animation pipeline, and extensive knowledge of each phase of production (script through to post-production);
  • Excellent numeracy skills and fiscal literacy - able to create budgets to ensure proactive solutions are implemented;
  • Organized with excellent time management skills, able to efficiently balance multiple productions;
  • Knowledge and experience with WGC, WGA, ACTRA IPA and Canadian funding regulations;
  • Able to build and sustain relationships with internal teams, external teams, clients and broadcasters;
  • Able to handle sensitive, confidential information appropriately with sound judgment and discretion;
  • Well-developed communication skills with a focus on diplomacy and discretion;
  • Authentic and open-minded, with a great sense of humour.

Our Toronto Studio can be found in the cool and trendy Liberty Village with over 300 artists working on award winning animated children’s content. You will benefit from a competitive compensation package, interesting work and a fun and supportive work environment.


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.


Production Manager

REPORTS TO: Producer

CONTRACT TYPE: Full-Time


ROLE OVERVIEW:


The Production Manager works closely with the Producer and production team to provide support as needed, ensuring coordination of the daily workflow of production materials at each stage of the production. Acts as a liaison between Producer, Director and crew, and works with the Creative Director to communicate creative priorities throughout the productions as required.


ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure coordination of the daily workflow of production materials (ex. Scripts, storyboards, animatics, designs etc.);
  • Facilitate interdepartmental communication with all crew and freelancers;
  • Ensure all departments have the appropriate production assets and infrastructure in order to successfully execute in their roles and according to schedule;
  • Log and track all production activities and distributed materials, ensuring prompt distribution of production correspondence to internal and external clients/personnel (e-mail, courier, fax, etc.);
  • Review clearance and standard & practice reports to determine any required changes;
  • Maintain distribution and contact lists, credit beds etc.;
  • Attend creative review and approval sessions to help determine their impact on production;
  • Work closely with the Producer to propose solutions to any production challenges;
  • Support script coordination and preparation of record draft scripts, final production draft scripts, fine cut scripts;
  • Attend recording sessions and provide support in casting, record preparation and attendance;
  • Support design coordination, list, reviews, approvals and assignments;
  • Provide assistance with revisions/animation coordinating.

INDIVIDUAL SKILLS:

  • 4+ years of experience in same or similar role;
  • Strong understanding of the 2D animation pipeline;
  • Able to proactively recognize challenges, flag them to the Producer and provide possible solutions;
  • Strong understanding of the production ecosystem and deadlines;
  • Level-headed when working against tight timelines;
  • Support team to achieve their goals, leveraging coaching and performance best practices;
  • Able to identify areas of improvement within the pipeline, working with the Technical Director to find appropriate solutions;
  • Sound judgment and discretion while managing sensitive, confidential information.
  • Superior communication skills, able to work autonomously and in a team setting.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, with superior agility navigating multiple priorities and/or difficult situations.
  • Ability to influence and drive results, building relationships with both staff and leadership.
  • Professional and friendly 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.


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 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.