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!

Acquisition and Distribution Coordinator

REPORTING TO:  Director of Acquisitions & Distribution and VP Business Development

SUMMARY OF ROLE:

 

Working within a highly dynamic and creative business environment, this role offers the right candidate a wonderful opportunity to join an exciting high growth international company. The role involves sales support and administrative functions for the two Senior Directors of Distribution.  The role reports in to the Senior Directors of Distribution.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

ACQUISITIONS

Managing the procurement process of all acquisitions, which includes:

  • Track and Maintain log of all of our third party conversations (in negotiation, in discussion, stalled, passed)
  • Prepare property summaries for monthly team acquisition meetings
  • Work with finance and sales team to create projections and model financial agreements working in tandem with VP Acquisitions
  • Maintain library of all submissions (submitted materials and documents)
  • Work closely with business affairs and technical services to ensure that materials delivery of acquisitions is proceeding smoothly as expected/negotiated
  • Prepare acquisitions updates/slides for board meetings
  • Share invoices/production schedules from producers and trigger payments with finance at the appropriate times
  • Act as point of contact for sales team regarding acquired content (rights, materials, available dubs etc.)
  • Act as a point of contact for producers wanting information on ratings/sales/TV placement/scheduling etc
  • Provide support for the creation of appropriate and up to date marketing materials and E-Blasts
  • Create bi-yearly Producer Activity Reports (after MIPCOM and MIPTV and for some after Kidscreen) for final approval and submission by VP Acquisitions.
  • Coordinate Bi-yearly calls with the producers about the Producer Activity Reports
  • Update the following reports: Master Programming Summary, Producer Contact Info, Producer Approval Log

 

SALES SUPPORT

  • Preparation of accurate availability lists using our rights management system liaising closely with the business affairs team.
  • Sourcing and collating of rights information on an ongoing basis as required working to tight deadlines and turnaround times.
  • Preparation of Contract Request Forms working closely with Business Affairs to ensure language meets with contractual requirements.
  • Sourcing and collation of territory and IP sales histories for the sales team.
  • Close collaboration with the 9 Story Distribution department in all locations on information sharing and communication of data/updates
  • Updating of sales and distribution related trackers.
  • To undertake other support activities for the team, as required.
  • Preparation and collation of meeting notes & travel packs for Senior Directors for all trade fairs, conferences and trips.  Assist in follow up to clients, with provision of marketing assets or information.
  • Collation and provision of materials & assets for meetings and trips as required, including screening links and presentations or decks. 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

  • Managing meeting schedules, visits, scheduling work in accordance with various commitments. 
  • Working closely with the EA of the CSO on travel arrangements, hotel bookings and producing accurate and comprehensive itineraries in a timely manner.
  • Managing and tracking travel and expense budgets and submitting to deadlines.
  • Creation of Power Point presentations as/when required.
  • Assist with research as required.

 

Person Specification:

  • Minimum of 2-4+ years’ experience in a similar position or environment.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with an ability to work to, and implement own processes’.
  • Extensive MS Office skills in Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel as well as G-Suite and a high level of word processing accuracy.
  • Strong communication skills and a real team player.
  • High level of ability in letter composition and numerical ability.
  • Experience of working with senior level managers.
  • Ability to act on own initiative and strong problem solving ability.
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritise.
  • Enthusiasm and positivity and an eagerness to learn and develop.
  • Experience in working with international clients desirable.
  • Ability to deal with a busy, high-pressure environment, where priorities can change quickly.
  • Understanding of the need for absolute confidentiality.

 

Contract type: Permanent

All applications to: jobs@9story.com

Please insert Acquisitions and Distribution Coordinator 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. 

 


System Administrator

9 Story Media Group and Brown Bag Films is recruiting a Systems Administrator who loves Technology as much as we love animation. If you enjoy a fast paced and dynamic working environment, where you get to work on lots of new Technology and nerd out with world class System engineers and Administrators then we want to hear from you. As the Systems Administrator you will have the opportunity to support and build our scaling enterprise systems across our 3D and 2D pipelines. While industry experience would be beneficial, it is not essential.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Installing new software releases, system upgrades
  • Evaluates and installs patches and resolves software related problems
  • Performs system backups and recovery
  • Maintains data files and monitors system configuration to ensure data integrity
  • Involved in creating custom solutions for Production
  • Help in address Tickets through the Help Desk Ticketing System
  • Involved in determining needs and improvements in the current work flow (pipeline).
  • Such other duties as 9 Story may reasonably require.

 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2 years + experience as a Systems Administrator in an animation studio
  • Knowledge of Ms Office, Microsoft Windows server 2008/2012, Microsoft Windows 7, Fedora, Debian
  • Proficient in IP trouble shooting (DHCP, DNS, PXE, SMTP, HTTP, FTP, SIP)
  • Has knowledge and is familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field
  • Proficient with Python or other scripting language
  • Expert Knowledge of ThinkBox Deadline Rendering software
  • Knowledge of rendering software
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours if necessary.
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadline
  • Detail oriented and takes initiative

 

Our Toronto office can be found in the cool and trendy Liberty Village with over 200 artists working on award winning animated children’s content. You will benefit from a competitive compensation package, interesting work and a fun/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 Accountant

The Production Accountant will support a wide variety of production content and oversee the accounting on multiple in-house productions. The chosen candidate will work closely with the line producer and production manager and be responsible for all production and associated cost reporting and accounting, managing production payroll, as well as various accounting duties within the department.

Key Areas of responsibilities:

  • Monitor production budgets, analyze costs and expenditures, analyze cost reports and forecast Estimated Final Costs
  • Work with production to gather and maintain appropriate union / non-union start paperwork, deal memos, contracts and timesheets for processing
  • Process bi-weekly union and non-union production payroll
  • Manage production petty cash and AP processes
  • Process bill-backs of corporate costs
  • Reconcile and analyze balance sheet accounts
  • Assist with financial month end close and daily accounting activity on tight deadlines
  • Review/audit expense reports ensuring compliance with the company policy. Escalate requests and issues to the appropriate party in a timely basis
  • Calculate CAVCO, OPSTC, OFFTC, and OCASE tax credits
  • Deliver breakdown of Costs for CRTC and OMDC
  • Compile information for production company audits.
  • Review HST returns
  • Book adjusting entries to correct prior periods
  • Preparation of ad hoc production company financial analysis as requested by management
  • Prepare production company information for inclusion in quarterly reporting, including revenue recognition according to the appropriate financial accounting framework

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:
  • Possess an outstanding problem solving skills and enjoys working in a challenging, fast-paced environment
  • Be able to analyze and interpret new information and situations effectively
  • Possess a demonstrated attention to detail
  • Meet or exceed deadlines through meticulous planning and multi-tasking

Required Experience/Professional Skills:
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of combined production and accounting experience.
  • Designated or working towards a professional accounting designation (CPA) preferred.
  • Experience in film or TV production and knowledge of tax, union, guild and relevant government regulations.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the production process and experience with budgets and weekly cost reports.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in performing all essential duties.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and highly motivated/proactive.
  • Knowledge and experience with EP software processing an asset.
  • Proficiency with Excel is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as analytical skills.

The ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy and manage time effectively; manage work under pressure and manage tight deadlines.
Strong organizational skills and able to handle multiple requests in order of priority.

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Our Toronto office can be found in the cool and trendy Liberty Village with over 200 artists working on award winning animated children’s content. You will benefit from a competitive compensation package, interesting work and a fun/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 an Ontario Resident.

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.