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Sandbox Inc
Toronto, ON

Associate Producer

About Sandbox Inc. | Think. Create. Connect.

Hi, I’m Sarah Peterson, a Producer here at Sandbox Inc. I’m passionate about storytelling and distilling complex ideas into compelling content. I have the privilege of working with an amazing team at Sandbox, serving clients from around the world who have a mission to improve people’s lives. We’re looking for more skillful team members to help us tackle a range of new and exciting projects.

Sandbox is a digital media agency fusing media and technology to develop customized solutions for our clients’ evolving needs. Our clients, such as UNICEF, World Health Organization, CAMH and TEDx, range within the public and not-for-profit sector, including government agencies, academic institutions, and intergovernmental and humanitarian organizations.

You will be joining a creative and passionate cross-functional team at the intersection of video production, technology, and content creation. We are a lean team of animators, designers, storytellers, technologists, and operational maestros. We carve out great ideas, we enjoy sharing knowledge, and we encourage progress in everything we do.

We’re looking for a creative and analytical Associate Producer to join our team on a full-time basis.

 

The Opportunity

The Associate Producer’s key objective is to support the Producer with content development across a variety of formats including documentary, live action, animation, explainer material and educational content, among others. Specifically, this involves:

Writing support (50%):

  • Creating script outlines based on client provided or independent research material
  • Copyediting of internal and client provided material
  • Reviewing interview transcripts and building rough paper edits
  • Brainstorming creative concepts and ideas with the Producer

Content research (25%):

  • Conducting content research and analysis
  • Supporting the Producer and Sr Editor in visual research including review of stock footage banks, client media libraries and archival databases

Coordination (25%):

  • Working with the Production Manager to review and approve licensed material for Sandbox productions and fostering a deep understanding of licensing stipulations
  • Supporting the Production Manager with timeline management and scheduling of select projects
  • Supporting the Producer and Production Manager with client communications as needed

While this position’s main function is to support the Producer with content development, the Associate Producer will be encouraged to hone their skills through mentorship and experience and will have opportunities to further advance their career at Sandbox Inc.

 

What You Bring to the Table

  • 2+ years of relevant work experience with some professional experience in journalism or video/multimedia production
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field of study
  • Demonstrated script writing and content development skills
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Proven ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • High level of organization and efficiency
  • Ability to work independently
  • An interest in career growth in the field of video/multimedia production

 

Bonus if you…

  • Are bilingual or know some French or Spanish
  • Have on-set media production experience
  • Are interested in current events, public policy, and the world around you
  • Have experience with, or an interest in, producing digital media for learning

 

How to apply

Please provide the following:

  • 2-3 writing samples
  • Cover letter
  • Resume

 

The Interview Process

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only individuals invited to an interview will be contacted. The process will involve the following steps:

  • Step 1: Remote 45-minute panel interview with Sandbox hiring managers
  • Step 2: Writing assignment and skills assessment
  • Step 3: Remote 45-minute follow-up interview with hiring manager and one team member to discuss assignment
  • Step 4: Conduct references checks
  • Step 5: Offer

 

Location

The offices of Sandbox Inc. are located in downtown Toronto, just south of Trinity Bellwoods park. Currently, our team operates on a hybrid model, with required office attendance for in-person meetings 1-2 days a week.

Thanks for your interest and we look forward to meeting you!

The Sandbox team

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Additional Details

Category: Film / Video
Location:
Sandbox Inc
72 Stafford St, Unit 304
Toronto, ON, CA
M6J2R9
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Tags: writing, producing, content producing, producer, journalism, media, video production, script writing
Posted: Aug 16, 2022
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Full-time
Experience: Intermediate
Compensation: $50,000-$60,000 CAD
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