WildBrain

Business Affairs Associate

Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/14/2022 9:12 AM)
Job ID
2022-5575

Overview

Hybrid work: Employees work in a hybrid model balancing collaboration in our office and remote work.

 

Find a job that lets your imagination run wild!

 

Overview 

WildBrain is an industry-leading kids’ content and brands company that serves the global market! We are made up of innovators and creators who are constantly connecting the powers of our global team, making WildBrain a collaborative, openminded and passionate environment to work in. We take pride in our talent, who gets to be part of creating stories that spark imaginations across the globe, everyday.  

 

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. WildBrain Ltd. is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide. Visit our Careers and Culture page to learn more about the unique WildBrain culture and the opportunity to be part of our team!  

 

About the Role:

WildBrain is looking for a Business Affairs Associate to join our Business and Legal Affairs Team in Toronto.  Reporting to the Manager, Business Affairs, the successful candidate will be responsible for department coordination and administration, as well as drafting, reviewing, administering, and negotiating various content rights, development, production, and distribution agreements.

 

What You'll Do: 

  • Provide general administrative support, including paper and electronic filing, tracking deadlines, updating databases, coordinating meetings, and arranging for timely execution of agreements, for the development, production, and distribution departments
  • Draft and administer, from our templates, various development and production agreements and related documentation, such as rights acquisition agreements and above the line talent agreements; and license agreements and dub access agreements
  • Assist in the preparation of start up paperwork for our various series with the applicable guilds and unions (i.e., WGC, WGA, ACTRA, DGC) and liaise with same to address matters related to such guilds and unions, particularly the Writers Guild of Canada and the Writers Guild of America
  • Remain up to date in current information regarding various funding guidelines as well as guild and union agreements
  • Assist with the preparation and administering of interim financing paperwork, if required
  • Track and obtain documents required for Distribution (notarization, authentication, authorization letters, insurance certificates, etc.), as well as broadcast contractual deliverables from studios and production companies (insurance certificates, chain of title, budget, etc.)
  • Work with legal counsel to oversee IP related issues and requirements (i.e., copyright applications, maintaining trademarks and DMCA takedown requests)

 

 What You Bring:

  • Experience as a coordinator or administrator within a legal environment or entertainment industry
  • Strong proofreading skills
  • Organizational and time management skills, including the ability to coordinate multiple, complex confidential files
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to effectively communicate with external and internal contacts
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage changing priorities effectively
  • Excellent, proactive client service that facilitates business goals
  • Sound judgement to make effective decisions and problem solve
  • Positive, professional team player who can work independently, reliably, and efficiently
  • Intellectual curiosity and the willingness to try new things in an effort for continual self-improvement, those around you, and the business

 

Life at WildBrain

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!

 

Our DNA (values)

Connecting Powers / Creating Wonder / Being Legendary / Building Momentum / Pursuing Awesomeness

 

Our Commitment

Diversity and Inclusion are in our DNA. As a global leader in kids and family entertainment, we strive to reflect and honour the diversity of our audiences around the world. We believe that creating diverse and inclusive content & brands begins with fostering a culture of belonging at WildBrain. To us, a culture of belonging is one where we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders, and external partners and strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and brings their authentic self to work.

 

We recognize that people bring experience and talent that goes beyond the technical skills and requirements of a job. If you possess similar experience that is close to what we’ve listed here, we encourage you to please still consider applying. We strongly believe that diverse experience, transferable skills, and passion are key!  Please let us know if you require accommodation during the recruitment and interview process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

 

WildBrain is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic, including Race, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Veteran Status, Age etc. and is pleased to consider all qualified applicants.

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