Manager of Development in Toronto

Spin Master Ltd.

Posted on Friday, April 27, 2018
Spin Master Entertainment - Manager of Development - Toronto

Are you looking to further your career with an industry leading, global children's entertainment company?

At Spin Master, our unwavering commitment to open mindedness, integrity and innovation is a great part of what has made us an industry leader. How do we stay ahead of the pack? By hiring the best and brightest minds—and that’s why we want you!

What’s it like to work here?

Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; we are building a legacy and welcome individuals with a proven track record of driving results.

The Role:

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Manager of Development is responsible for preserving the overall creative and strategic mandate of Spin Master Entertainment. This person should be diverse and flexible in terms of developing entertainment for all relevant genres and kids age demos. The candidate will interface and collaborate with internal cross-functional Spin Master teams, third-party studios and individual creative talent and contractors/vendors.

What we can expect from you:


You'll be reviewing proposals and pitches, generating RFPs, and maintaining our Acquisition Database.
You will also be tasked with seeking out new creative opportunities for consideration in all areas of media and communications


You'll ensure that key milestones are met as set out by the Director of Development and act as the day to day liaison for creative talent
You will manage and participate in internal brainstorms between divisions
You'll be managing the execution of creative briefs sent to potential third-party partners tendering for work, and weighing in, and collating department and wider Spin Master notes to creative talent
You will be managing contracting process in collaboration with Legal and Business Affairs, and managing budget and schedules for all projects in development

Who’s a good fit for this team:

Someone who is very detail oriented, there's a lot of accuracy required in this role
Someone who has pizzazz and presence – you’re seeking out potential opportunities after all!
An organized individual who is deadline driven
A project manager who can easily manage many moving parts and has the ability to prioritize

You should apply if you have the following:

4+ years experience as an executive in Animation and/or Children’s Entertainment Development.
Knowledge of the animation and entertainment industry and trends
Knowledge of kids tastes, developmental stages and trends
Strong, talented and diverse professional network of potential creative collaborators
Experience developing animated linear television series
Experience developing live action television series is a plus
Experience developing franchise-building extensions and animated content for other platforms (e.g. webisodes, shorts, publishing extensions etc.) is a plus
Must be proficient with all industry-standard computer software (e.g. Microsoft Office, Final Draft etc.). Proficiency in PowerPoint is especially important
Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, and video editing software (e.g. Final Cut) is a plus
What you can expect from us:

Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun. From top leadership to new and veteran team members alike, everyone at Spin Master embodies our Core Values:

Open Mindset
Driving Results

You can apply at or directly to Sascha King

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We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.
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