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jobby: Production Manager, Spinmaster Entertainment, Toronto


Position Summary

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Animation Production Manager in the Spin Master Entertainment division, based out of our Toronto head office. Reporting to the Supervising Producer, Spin Master Entertainment, the Production Manager will be responsible for asset management, tracking, scheduling and managing the day to day production work on animated television series in our Toronto office.

In this role, the Production Manager will be expected to fulfill the following objectives:

Key Responsibilities

ASSET MANAGEMENT (digital and physical as needed)
‘Assets’ covers, and is not limited to, treatments; scripts; copy; designs; toys; tv episodes; tv commercials; quick times; storyboards; names; titles; games; web materials; mmo materials etc. Downloading and uploading assets.

  • Distribution of information and assets
  • Managing approval process
  • Maintaining assets on server and organizing safety back up
  • Creating and managing data bases as needed including a library of entertainment episodes
  • Assisting Departments, Partner and Licensee Companies receive information and assets as needed
  • Creating, managing and distributing digital and hard copy cheat sheets of information to guide internal Departments, Partner and Licensee Companies
  • Liaising as needed with internal Departments, Partner, Broadcaster, Licensee Companies


Creating and managing assets tracking spreadsheets


  • Maintaining overall production schedule including internal and external milestones
  • Maintaining individual detailed production schedules including internal and external milestones


Managing name data bases, liaising with departments including Legal as needed


  • Compiling and distribution of notes
  • Organizing meetings as needed
  • Liaising with internal Departments, Subcontractor, Partner and Licensee Companies as needed
  • Tracking of invoices related to the production and follow-up
  • Attend cost report meetings and liaison with accounting
  • Organizational and administrative help as needed

    Key Qualifications

  • Good understanding of 2D Digital and CGI animation pipelines
  • College or University Degree in related field
  • Experience managing animated series productions
  • A high level of proficiency in Word, Final Draft, Power Point and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
  •  Strong organizational and time management skills essential
  • Knowledge of the ACTRA IPA – specifically Animation a plus
  • A positive and enthusiastic approach to customer service and team work

    If you are interested in this position, please apply at


  1. Gary Scott Gary Scott October 26, 2012

    I am a freelance animation storyboard artist and I would like to apply for storyboard work in Toronto,

    Where can I send my resume?

    • Mike Valiquette Mike Valiquette Post author | October 28, 2012

      Gary, this doesn’t seem to be the appropriate post for a storyboard artist. Do a search of the job board and apply at the links provided.

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