Production Manager, Video (1-year contract)

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Please note this is a 1-year contract with benefits.


In the Video Production Manager role, you are a detail-oriented leader who is passionate about the optimization of video production resources and projects. Under the leadership and direction of the Production Director, you will support the Production team, Talent and Broadcast crew. You will establish, maintain and enhance processes for better workflow with Producers / MAM / Programming. You will work closely Creative Services Manager and Post-Production Manager to ensure process implemented are upheld, and Brand briefs have been vetted with the department leads in order to balance priorities vs studio availability. You will build and develop relationships with internal partners and business leaders alongside brand leaders and managers to establish and improve processes and communication.


Oversee Freelance Shooters, Talent, Production Crew, which includes creating contracts with HR, as well as negotiate rates as per the production plans (alongside Producers)
Coordinate hours tracking through WorkFront for all staff, and work with Accounts to get hours tracked for Marketing projects
Build and implement a cost monitor system with the Account Managers for all Marketing Projects
Oversee all travel and broadcast needs for Producers, Production Crew, Analysts etc.
Lead all aspects of all Broadcast Talent appearance requests and negotiations under the Sr. Director of Marketing
Track all invoices through a cost monitor system for each Network show, as well as working with the Account Manager to track all Marketing asks
Build production budget quotes and manage expectations with the account managers for all Global Partnerships, MLSE Foundation, outside client needs
Create monthly meetings with Supervising Producer and Producers to track where their specific projects are trending and help monitor their estimate to complete
Act as the first point of contact on WorkFront to manage all video requests and assign account manager
Assign Producer to Workfront project and coordinate the project through Production
Implement and track Business Affairs & Production Standards (releases, contracts etc.) and keep Producers accountable
Oversee all purchases made for production, as well as expenses being coded and tracked to the accurate project
Implement clear guidelines on production expenses for Producers and Freelancers
Point of contact for DOME Productions on Raptors, Marlies, and 905 Broadcast in regard to production, budget and staffing


Minimum 3-5 years in a leadership role working on medium to large scale projects that involve creative teams in Video, brand, marketing and/or creative agency environment.
Experience working in Broadcast is ideal.
Shown client and creative management experience in marketing and/or a creative environment.
Ability to communicate and present effectively.
Excellent listening and negotiation skills
Teamwork: cross and inter-departmental relationships ie. with creative leaders (video/brand/marketing) on campaign planning and execution.
Outstanding organization skills and consistency meeting deadlines.
Budget tracking and reconciliation: lead project estimates, budget spends, internal resourcing and project management.
Understanding of Adobe editing and design software and systems, and WorkFront (or other project management tool) is an asset.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as the need arises.
Ability to assess the scope of work and troubleshoot quickly, and take hands-on action as needed.
Adaptability: MLSE is a constantly growing and changing environment, and while processes are needed, a fluid approach and willingness to change according to corporate priorities and transitions is necessary.


Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) one of the world's premier sports and entertainment companies, owns the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Raptors (NBA), Toronto FC (MLS), Toronto Argonauts (CFL), Toronto Marlies (AHL), Raptors 905 (NBA G-League), TFC II (USL) and Raptors Uprising Gaming Club, the Toronto Raptors Esports franchise in the NBA 2K League. Its charitable arm, MLSE Foundation, focuses on funding initiatives to support youth through sport and recreational programs. In 2017 MLSE Foundation, with support of community and corporate partners, built MLSE LaunchPad, a 42,000-sq. ft. space dedicated to programming that support its four Pillars: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Ready For School and Ready For Work.

MLSE also owns and operates Scotiabank Arena, Canada’s premier sports & entertainment venue hosting more than 200 events each year, as well as two digital channels (Leafs Nation Network and NBA TV Canada), and has a partnership with Live Nation (the biggest concert promoter in the world). MLSE has also invested in and operates five of Toronto's sports facilities – Coca-Cola Coliseum, BMO Field, BMO Training Grounds at Downsview Park, home of Toronto FC's Academy and the First Team's practice facility, the OVO Athletic Centre and the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence, the practice facility for the Maple Leafs and Marlies.

MLSE’s common purpose is to unite and empower employees to deliver extraordinary moments to our fans and each other.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process. If you have difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email Please note this email is only for accommodation requests. Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.