Careers

The Canada Media Fund welcomes and encourages applications from persons or people living with one or more disabilities as well as from the following groups: persons who are Indigenous—First Nations, Inuit or Métis— or members of a “racialized community”, including Black, East Asian, Middle Eastern & North African, Latin American, South Asian, South-East Asian and Indigenous Peoples from outside Canada.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Interested in being challenged, deepening your knowledge of the screen media industry and excited by a fast-paced environment? Want to put your passion for supporting diverse storytelling and storytellers into action and make a difference in the electrifying world of Canadian screen content? We're looking for a bilingual, Microsoft Office savvy communicator with strong organizational skills, an interest in project coordination and a positive attitude. If you’re interested in being part of a small, highly motivated, collaborative team, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) is the place for you. 

What you will do

Working in both French and English, support the administrative and outreach needs of the Growth & Inclusion department related to the delivery of the Sector Development program, Accessibility Support program, consultations and other industry partnerships and programs.

Growth & Inclusion Administration Support:

  • Provide general departmental administrative support related to coordination of contracting, invoicing and project tracking;
  • Manage industries email inbox in a timely and consistent manner;
  • Coordinate outreach for events and opportunities with industry stakeholders and prospective participants, including labs, workshops, markets and training;
  • Support Sector Development file review, including jury setup and preparation of project summaries for jurors;
  • Coordinate industry consultations, and advisory or focus group meetings, including management of the participant lists, set up of virtual meeting spaces, and management of captioning or accessibility needs, and notetaking;
  • French-language support with industry stakeholders, Sector Development and Accessibility Support clients;
  • Attend meetings as required;
  • Other duties as may be required or assigned.

Who you are

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills, experience, and qualifications:

Education

  • Post-secondary education is preferred

Experience

  • French-language written and oral communication
  • Strong organizational and administration skills
  • Screen sector or equity/inclusion background is an asset

Knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills in both French and English
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills, including competence in Microsoft Office suite

Working Conditions

  • Temporarily remote but available for in-person events, meetings and sessions as required in Montreal or surrounding areas. Some work hours outside of normal office hours may be required on occasion
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Able to work independently and with external stakeholders as may be required

Expected Start Date: June 2024
Employment Type: 2-year term position, Full Time
Office Location: Temporarily remote, position could be based in Montreal or surrounding areas.
Hours of Work: 35 hours/week (flexible within core business hours)

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to https://apply.workable.com/canada-media-fund/j/39AC3173FE/

Are you passionate about digital media and television and their ecosystem? Do you have an innate sense of curiosity, particularly regarding innovation and upcoming trends? Do you enjoy searching for information and collating data on specific topics? Can you rely on both hemispheres of your brain to develop a creative and well-structured approach in your work? Are you a solution-seeker in everything you do and are one to thrive in a team environment? The Canada Media Fund (CMF) is looking for a Research Lead to join its Foresight & Innovation team!

What you will do

The Research Lead, Foresight and Innovation, conducts research and analyzes the screen industry to support the department’s objectives. These objectives include identifying the dynamics, (re)shaping the sector and understanding how they may impact it. Foresight and Innovation’s research aims to make robust data-driven recommendations to the CMF’s teams and deliver high level expertise to the industry, whether through the department publication “Perspectives" or industry conferences.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Proactively research, filter and analyze information and data about the screen industries
  • Maintain and update data aggregation, filtering and classification tools and ensure ease of access for colleagues to research data
  • Undertake quantitative and qualitative data collection, analyses, surveys and literature reviews
  • Produce briefing notes, internal reports and prepare presentations for external interventions
  • Assist in the overall management of CMF Perspectives:
    • Conduct research on suggested topics of interest.
    • Identify data and materials required to support publication, design project and work schedule.
    • Manage budgets and overall coordination of the production.
    • Manage approvals and publication of reports in collaboration with the teams involved (whether it’s internal research or outsourced research to a third party)
  • Propose and/or coordinate strategic initiatives and publications with third parties, such as industry case studies. Oversee operations related to the completion of these initiatives and act as the liaison between the parties, CMF teams and their clients, as necessary.
  • Consult and collaborate with relevant CMF staff and departments to effectively and efficiently achieve strategic objectives.

Knowledge

  • Expert knowledge of the Canadian (both English and French markets) and international screen industries (television, gaming, digital media), their infrastructure and related issues (in particular technology, business practices and the competitive market).
  • Practical experience in project management and partnerships (logistics operations, production schedules, management of deliverables, etc.)
  • Broad knowledge of research engines and other Web tools used in researching, sorting and classifying various information sources (e.g., Evernote, Outlook RSS, Pocket, Feedly, etc.)
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment in which uncertainty and growth go hand in hand.
  • Knowledge of the innovation-and-technology start-up environment would be an asset.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in media/Cultural Studies preferred

Experience

  • 3 to 5 years of practical experience in the media sector (television or digital media)

Skills:

  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Analytical skills and critical thinking.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in both English and French are required.
  • Experience in processing, managing and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines, often with short turn-around times.
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information.
  • Mastery of the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Knowledge of data analysis software (e.g., PowerBI, Tableau) is a strong asset.
  • Survey design skills are an asset.

How to Apply

Submit your cover letter and resume to https://apply.workable.com/canada-media-fund/j/AFD90EC212/

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Hours of Work: 35 hours/week (flexible within core business hours)
Location: Temporarily remote (upon return to office this role can be worked from the following cities: Toronto or Montreal)