Digital Content Technician (Contract)

Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/15/2021 3:24 PM)
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This is a project specific role ending at the end of June 2022 with likelihood to extend. 


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


This Digital Content Technician (Contract) will be reporting to the Sr. Manager of Content Operations and will be responsible for prepping our digital Distribution library assets for ingest into a Media Asset Management system by assessing the files against our internal spec and implementing fixes where necessary.


You will bring your knowledge in video editing, Avid Media and quality control to this position.


What You’ll Do:

  • Perform technical evaluations on distribution library masters based on a pre-existing QA checklist via Switch, CineX Tools, and Avid Media Composer
  • Perform fixes to digital files for the purpose of content standardization
  • Collaborate with the Workflow Specialist on technical solutions during the validation process
  • Use our enterprise-level transcode systems for processing of files
  • Perform content QC and segmentation marketing within our Media Asset Management System
  • Miscellaneous projects pertaining to the department’s needs as assigned


What You’ll Bring:  

  • Post-Secondary education in Media or a related field
  • Working knowledge of video editing software, Avid Media Composer preferred
  • Strong familiarity with basic video properties (i.e., timecodes, resolution, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of various Transcode systems and platforms (e.g., Vantage, Media Encoder)
  • Knowledge of digital audio/visual codecs beneficial
  • Experience in a quality-control environment providing high attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Effective team player and strong collaborator
  • Possesses excellent organizational and communication skills


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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