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!

Human Resource Manager

ROLE OVERVIEW
Working in a dynamic and creative business environment, the Human Resources Manager will be responsible for the full- employee life cycle and employee experience for 9 Story Media Group. This role will work closely with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) to grow and develop the HR function at 9 Story.

This role will appeal to a HR leader who thrives in fast paced environments, who may previously have grown a function within a busy and changeable technology or media environment. You will be driven in your approach, while carefully balancing the responsibilities of the function within a creative and production driven studio environment In return, this position offers the successful candidate the chance to make a significant mark within the culture of the studio as a whole, thereby helping foster a supportive environment for all employees as part of the 9 Story Media Group.


ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • HR Management : Working closely with the ELT to develop and implement HR Strategy in line with business needs and company strategy.
  • Working with ELT to design and implement appropriate company HR policies and procedures in line with best practice. This includes implementing the company’s new performance evaluation system. Ensure HR policies and procedures are communicated and alive throughout the organization.
  • Lead, mentor and develop the HR Department team
  • Provide coaching and support in the development of all managers to develop as managers and adhere to company policies and procedures
  • Develop and manage training and evaluate a Learning & Development strategy across the employee life cycle from induction/probation, on-going employee training and development within the performance management system to drive high performance. This includes carrying out a TNA to establish training priorities and ensuring all training is evaluated to understand the ROI.
  • Employee Relations (ER) - work with ELT and Managers to promote and foster a culture of pro-activeness in ER and a positive work environment. Ensure that any ER issues are managed in line with best practice and without delay to ensure there is minimal risk of a third party case.
  • HR Admin - Overall responsibility for maintenance and up keep of employee records, including ensuring all work permits are up to date, and all contracts are compliant with legislation.
  • HR Budget – working with CFO/ VP of HR, managing appropriate budget for HR Department
  • Recruitment - develop recruitment strategy to ensure right hires are made as quickly as possible.

INDIVIDUAL SKILLS
  • 3+ years of HR Management experience required, preferably in an animation/creative environment.
  • Experience in building and growing a HR function is a huge advantage
  • Superior communication skills, able to facilitate and negotiate in staffing discussions.
  • 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.
  • Excellent knowledge of Canadian labour legislation
  • CHRP designation or working towards designation is desired
  • Previous experience with work permit applications highly beneficial
  • Previous experience in HRIS implementation a distinct advantage

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.



Assistant Director

DEPARTMENT NAME: Production
REPORT TO: Producer
LOCATION: Liberty Village

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Assistant Director will be responsible for reviewing storyboards with Storyboard Artists and the Director. Review clean boards and assist at the animatic edit with Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist Director and Producer as needed
  • Launch storyboards with Storyboard Artists and Director 
  • Review rough boards from Storyboard Artists and give revision notes
  • Review clean boards from Storyboard Artist with Director 
  • Ensure that the boards have good timing
  • Provide a list of revisions to be given to the Storyboard Supervisor or Storyboard Revision team
  • Assist at the animatic edit with Director
  • Responsible for generating new panels and executing board revisions. (if there is no STBD supervisor) 
  • Managing team of revisionists to get all notes addressed in a timely manner (if there is no STBD supervisor)
  • Address Client comments on animatic with the Director
  • Maintain production schedule
  • Must have a good mix of aesthetic sensibilities and technical experience in 2D animated series production. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-3 years of experience in the role
  • Knowledge of 2D animation techniques and pipeline
  • Knowledge of computer software being used throughout the pipeline
  • Well-developed drawing, animation & comedic timing and composition skills
  • Able to manage team
  • Able to handle sensitive, confidential information appropriately 
  • Strong communication skills; verbal, nonverbal and written
  • Proficient in Microsoft office (word, excel)
  • Professional and positive attitude

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.

Overseas Production Supervisor

DEPARTMENT NAME: Production
REPORT TO: Producer
LOCATION: Batam Island Indonesia (minimum 6-month duration)

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Overseas Production Supervisor will be responsible for acting as a liaison on a brand new Pre-school series, working in collaboration with Industrial Brothers and 9 Story Media Group. Must have previous experience working on a 3D animated television series, as well as be able to conceptualize & execute creative insight at all stages.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with all three studios and update them on all going’s on 
  • Lead and proactively provide support to various departments in the overseas studio as needed 
  • Create new and interesting ideas in terms of technical direction
  • Present and lead the visual direction of animated sequences via contributing to sequence production while concurrently overseeing a team of artist in a technical aspect
  • Organize and manage timelines to ensure all sequences /shots are cast, completed and submitted on schedule
  • Work in adherence to budget and schedule constraints while maintaining continuity within the story, cinematography, aesthetics, acting/mood in regards to technologies 
  • Maintain a diplomatic, positive attitude that fosters professional collaboration within the artist and management
  • Must have a good mix of aesthetic sensibilities and technical experience in 3D animated series production. Stressing the technical aspect of the job.
  • Help the overseas studio find production efficiencies, solve technical problems, especially in the back-end such as shot-flow, lighting, rendering, compositing and VFX
  • Liaise frequently with IB team to help solve production problems and plan ahead to mitigate future issues

 QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 5 plus years working in a 3D environment 
  • Working Knowledge of Maya, Houdini, Fusion/Nuke, V-Ray or other 3D production tools
  • Strong working knowledge of 3D animation principles, for both cameras, CG characters, lighting, FX, comp and rendering
  • Experience working overseas would be an asset 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Artistic sensibilities and a good eye for detail, quality and movement

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


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.


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.


C++/Python Software Developer (TD)

9 Story Media Group is looking for a Software Developer (TD) to collaborate in the creation and delivery of production-ready tools for its TV production pipeline. The Software Developer (TD) will work with the team to architect & develop production tools and supporting modules. In this role you will support the team with solving technical issues, automating Shotgun, rendering, as well as supporting the asset and shot production pipelines. Working with a centrally-managed Pipeline development team, you will work closely with the Head of Pipeline R&D to support and develop the pipeline and tools.

 Role Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring 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

Role Responsibilities:
  • 5 years+ experience analyzing, and developing Object Oriented Programming (C++, Python)
  • Strong knowledge of the Microsoft Foundation Class and Standard C++ Library, (and related technologies XML, HTML, XSL, AJAX, JavaScript, Web services)
  • Knowledge of the SDLC (System Development Life Cycle) process, ITIL methodology, and Database management skills
  • Knowledge of Distributed Version Control Systems (git)
  • Knowledge of Linux and/or BSDs
  • Works well in a team and independently

Bonus Skills:
  • 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 would be an asset
  • Experience with Toon Boom Harmony

Please apply via e-mail to: jobs@9story.com with the job title in subject headline

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.