Blue Ant Media
Toronto, ON

Contract Administrator - 1 Year Contract (Maternity Leave)

Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international content producer, distributor and channel operator. We own and operate numerous production companies in North America and Asia-Pacific, creating content for broadcasters and streaming platforms in multiple genres including factual entertainment, natural history, documentary and adult animation. Our distribution business, Blue Ant International, offers a substantial catalogue of content, including one of the world's largest 4K natural history offerings. Blue Ant Media operates linear and FAST channels under several brands including Love Nature, Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada), BBC First (Canada), HauntTV, CrimeTime and TotalCrime. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with seven international offices in Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, Tokyo, London, Washington and Beijing. Twitter?Instagram?LinkedIn

Our productions and media brands are a product of our employees who are passionate experts in all of these areas. They are fanatical about creating outstanding content and experiences; and enthusiastic about delivering it on new and evolving platforms.

We actively seek out people who embody our core values: optimism, creativity, entrepreneurism, agility and integrity. We attract creative talents who are optimistic about the evolving future of content and who take pride in seeing opportunity where others see challenges. We encourage employees to think like small business owners by taking ownership on projects and giving them the flexibility to take risks and embrace an evolving media landscape. Our team members excel at collaborating with internal and external partners and our culture fosters sharing ideas and treating all people with respect.


Contract Administrator, Legal & Business Affairs, Production (1 Year Contract – Maternity Leave)

The Legal & Business Affairs team in our Toronto office is looking for a Contract Administrator, Legal & Business Affairs for our production team. The Contract Administrator will be responsible for working with all of Blue Ant’s production teams, drafting and negotiating internal agreements and assisting with all legal and business affairs matters on Blue Ant’s numerous productions. This is a fast-paced environment where every day is different and brings new tasks and duties.

Knowledge of banking and interim production financing would be an asset, but not required. The successful candidate should also be a creative problem solver with the ability to manage competing interests and multiple deadlines.


Core Responsibilities & Duties

  • Understanding, drafting and negotiating legal agreements in multiple aspects of media, including production, broadcast and distribution
  • Familiar with drafting legal agreements in connection with applications for interim financing for productions
  • Working with internal business units on broadcast and distribution agreements
  • Incorporating legal entities in Canada and the United States for production
  • Organizing and managing deal flow and processes
  • Maintaining systems including digital archives of legal contracts
  • General administrative tasks in relation to the legal department needs


Key Qualifications & Experience

  • A minimum of 2-4 years of experience in a similar position
  • Knowledge of the television industry (production, broadcaster and distribution)
  • Experience with banking or interim production financing, an asset
  • Experience with corporate governance tasks
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills
  • Must thrive in a fast paced and high-volume environment
  • Must be extremely detail oriented
  • Confident user in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to prioritize and manage competing deadlines
  • Problem solver and self-starter
  • Team player with a willingness to help other team members with various tasks


Blue Ant Media celebrates diversity in both its programming and workforce. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds who are eligible to work in Canada. We thank all candidates for their interest in Blue Ant Media and we will reach out to those candidates that are under consideration. If you are contacted for an interview and require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please advise Human Resources.

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Additional Details

Code: Req #198
Category: Admin / HR
Blue Ant Media
130 Merton St Suite 200
Toronto, ON, CA
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Tags: Administration, Legal, Business Affairs
Posted: Jul 11, 2022
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Contract
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