WildBrain

Marketing Manager, Content (14-Month Mat Leave)

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 1 week ago(7/21/2021 6:39 PM)
Job ID
2021-4405

Overview

Find a job that lets your imagination run wild!

WildBrain is made up of a team of innovators and creators who bring industry-leading kids’ content and brands to families globally. We inspire imagination, put creativity first, and believe in the power of storytelling. We are constantly connecting the powers of our global team, making WildBrain a collaborative, openminded and passionate environment to work in.

 

To work at WildBrain means you get to create stories that lets imaginations run wild. Join our team today to become part of the story!

 

The Role

 

WildBrain is looking for a Marketing Manager, Content (14-Month Mat Leave) to join our team in Vancouver! Reporting to the Sr. Marketing Manager, you will become an expert on the original IP in production at WildBrain Studios, getting to know the core of each show to ensure its marketing materials represent the show well to clients and to the audience. 

 

You provide the Production teams with the guidance and support to create excellent marketing deliverables and provide the Distribution team or key clients with insight into each show. A key part of your role will involve working with Apple TV+, Peanuts Worldwide and the Production teams on our new Peanuts content to execute asset requests for marketing activities, and ensuring those assets are on-brand and on show style.  You will also work with the Development team and a Graphic Designer to provide layout and design for pitch documents for new projects in development.  

Responsibilities

What You’ll Do:  

  • Manage the creation of marketing deliverables for WildBrain productions through:
    • Tracking deliverable lists
    • Providing creative direction for key art; selecting poses and stills
    • Writing or editing written material like bios or loglines
    • Working with the marketing graphic designer to provide additional support, providing feedback from a marketing perspective, and ensuring they will serve Distribution and Client needs.
  • Maintain relationships with producers and their crews to stay informed about all studio productions and be able to advise other teams (Distribution, Communications, PR, etc.) on the details and status of each production.
  • Work directly with clients and production partners such as Apple, Mattel, Sega and Netflix to manage their marketing teams’ needs, goals and timelines for new assets.
  • Manage expectations and priorities when needed to find the balance between a client’s needs and internal resources/availability
  • Collaborate closely with the Peanuts Worldwide team for all new Peanuts productions, to ensure marketing assets meet the brand standards while maintaining fidelity to each production’s unique style
  • Provide creative services to the Development team by managing the design and layout for key pitch documents, including show bibles, pitch decks, logo treatments, and script title pages.
  • Working with the Development executives to understand each project and its needs, briefing the graphic designer on design and layout requirements, laying out PowerPoint decks, proofreading, managing approvals and tracking timelines for completion
  • Ensure the Studio Marketing and Distribution Marketing teams are equipped with the latest marketing assets for studio productions, keeping folders organized and up to date with the latest materials
  • Act as liaison between the Communications & PR teams on studio productions, providing them with insights into productions, connecting them with talent for media opportunities, and ensuring they are consulted on any PR activity by partners/clients

Qualifications

What You’ll Bring:  

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience coming from content marketing, production management, or animation asset management environments required
  • Experience or familiarity with 2D and 3D animation production processes – bonus if experienced with kids & family content
  • Excellent communicator with client-facing experience
  • Ability to act as a translator between production teams and other groups (Marketing, Distribution, Clients, etc.)
  • Ability to deliver a clear and concise creative brief to graphic designers and production
  • Skilled at interpreting feedback from multiple sources into clear actionable notes
  • Excellent writing and copyediting skills, with ability to adapt to different voices and styles
  • An eye for design and layout in marketing creative, presentations, and text documents
  • Expert-level PowerPoint skills, with an eye for consistency and layout
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize both own workload and tasks assigned to others

 

What We Bring:

 

Working at WildBrain is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality. We offer competitive family-focused benefits, we invest in our people and their future with generous RRSP matching, plus bonus time-off, because you deserve it!

 

WildBrain provides an atmosphere free from barriers in order to promote inclusion, equity and diversity. We celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders and external partners. WildBrain fosters an environment that respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs, thereby ensuring equity and diversity in employment. We demonstrate our commitment to this by providing a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. WildBrain also accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

 

We appreciate all applicants who express interest in being a part of the WildBrain team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings, you will be contacted.

 

About WildBrain:

 

At WildBrain we inspire imaginations to run wild, engaging kids and families everywhere with great content across all media. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. At our 75,000-square-foot state-of-the-art animation studio in Vancouver, BC, we produce such fan-favourite series as The Snoopy Show, Snoopy in Space, Chip & Potato, Carmen Sandiego, Go, Dog. Go! and more. Our shows are enjoyed worldwide in more than 150 countries on over 500 streaming platforms and telecasters, and our AVOD business – WildBrain Spark – offers one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, garnering billions of views per month from over 150 million subscribers. We also license consumer products and location-based entertainment in every major territory for our own properties as well as for our clients and content partners. Our television group owns and operates four family entertainment channels that are among the most viewed in Canada. WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Please visit us at wildbrain.com

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