jobby: Production Manager, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

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PORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT is a creative-driven, fast-paced children’s and family media company committed to embracing change and finding new approaches to storytelling. Our in-house animation studio is innovative and teeming with talent and our international distribution division takes our content worldwide.

We are currently looking for a Production Manager to join our Studio and our new and exciting series. 

MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Oversee day-to-day/week-to-week production progress of the animation studio pipeline, ensuring the workflow is smooth and efficient, and schedules are met.
  • Have a clear picture of the completion of the project at all times. 
  • Prepare and distribute weekly production status reports and provide daily updates to the Line Producer / Head of Studio as needed. 
  • Ensure milestones and quotas are met and provide course-correction to the micro schedules as required. 
  • Liaise with Leads and Department Heads as well as the Producers and Post Production teams to ensure smooth transitions to and from pre-production and post-production
  • Ensure communication among department leaders via weekly production meetings and any other meetings deemed necessary.
  • Facilitating the training of new personnel as required
  • Track and manage the complexity of the episodes along with the Department Heads and Asset Coordinator.
  • Ensure that all production data and metrics are tracked via the internal database and can be easily summarized in order to flag problem areas.
  • Liaising with Producer and HR on staffing and resource needs
  • Coordinating with IT and Head of Studio Operations regarding technical needs, including workstations and software;
  • Other projects and tasks both administrative and creative as required

Essential Qualifications:

  • 4 years’ minimum experience in animation series production
  • Strong knowledge of 2D Digital pipeline – Harmony experience an asset
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and follow through in a fast-paced environment.
  • Engage and support artists ensuring they have tools required to complete tasks.
  • Be pro-active and solution-orientated
  • Be forward-thinking and able to troubleshoot, forecast and plan appropriately to avoid production problems and delays
  • Great communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Maintain a positive, upbeat and professional attitude, and contribute to the collaborative, respectful and constructive culture of our studio

To apply:

Please send your resume to jobs@portfolio-ent.com and reference: Production Manager in the subject of your submission.  Only selected, qualified applicants will be contacted for personal interview. Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident to apply.

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