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Complex Networks is a subsidiary of BuzzFeed 

Complex Networks is a global youth entertainment network spanning major pop culture categories including streetwear & style, food, music, sneakers & sports. Complex Networks is diversified around three pillars: advertising, e-commerce, & content where it creates & distributes original programming for Gen Z & Millennial audiences through premium distributors such as Netflix, Hulu, Turner, Corus, Facebook, Snap, YouTube, Roku & more. Additionally, Complex Networks generates revenue through a number of core business lines, including branded content & advertising, licensing, events, e-commerce, & agency consulting services.

All job postings for bargaining unit positions will state that the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement, along with the contractual minimum salary for the position."

This is a fixed-term contract for a period of 6 months, with the possibility of an extension for up to one year.

The Role

The Production & Operations Lead is responsible for the management of BuzzFeed & Complex Canadas creative infrastructure across both editorial & branded operations. This position works closely with internal stakeholders to ensure that programs are executed efficiently & in scope.This position also focuses on the development & maintenance of processes to ensure team optimisation & smooth internal workflows.

All job postings for bargaining unit positions will state that the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement, along with the contractual minimum salary for the position."

This is a fixed-term contract for a period of 6 months, with the possibility of an extension for up to one year.

You Will

  • Responsible for overall health of BuzzFeed & Complex Canadas creative operations, including the building of internal systems, & the adoption & enforcement of those already in place
  • Manage incoming pre- & post-sale branded deals, working with Sales & Client Services to track & ensure they remain in scope as they make their way through the sales pipeline
  • Oversee internal creative resources, trafficking, & coordination of incoming requests & communication for job allocation 
  • Provide transparency into team utilisation, workload capacity, & pipeline
  • Track branded & editorial projects from pitch to delivery
  • Advise local staffers & freelancers on best production practices
  • Wrap delivered projects, adhering to Legal & Finance best practices
  • Identify scalable solutions, including the creation and/or implementation of tools & processes to improve internal productivity of the business in Toronto
  • Collaborate with BuzzFeedand Complex stakeholders on the transfer of knowledge & best practices between departments, empowering all teams with the necessary information to successfully produce branded & editorial content
  • Manage local internal operations for existing & new creative product offerings in the development of workflows & processes
  • Problem-solve between inter-departmental teams on a daily basis
  • Assist with overall production & post-production needs 
  • Work with internal teams to build & maintain a network of freelance production & post-production support, & to ensure smooth workflow & payment for any freelancers engaged over the course of a project 
  • Work closely with the Sr Director of Global Production & Operations in New York & other BuzzFeed & Complex International stakeholders on ongoing in-market creative initiatives
  • Collaborate closely with Client Services, Creative, Research, Production, Sales, Legal, & Distribution teams throughout the life cycle of a projects
  • Work closely with local Distribution Lead packaging up programs for launch 
  • Basic administration & database requirements setting up programs using internal processes & systems

You Have

  • 5-6 years of experience at an agency or competitive media or publishing company
  • Advanced knowledge of video pre-production, production & post-production, including workflows & processes, equipment & software programs/tools
  • Proven analytical & creative problem-solving skills
  • An ability to come up with unique solutions to complex problems
  • Solution-oriented approach & ability to thrive in a fast-paced & fluid environment, as well as situations of ambiguity & uncertainty
  • History of innovative, strategic thinking & planning skills
  • Strong communication skills required
  • Calm under pressure able to organise & manage a high volume of work
  • Able to manage communications across multiple time zones
  • Ability to work with many styles of executives, communicators, program managers, & subject matter experts, both at the corporate & business levels
  • Knowledge of marketing & video branding is a must
  • Startup experience a plus
  • Motivated by creative excellence
  • No-hater mentality

About BuzzFeed 

BuzzFeed is the world's leading tech-powered, diversified media company that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally through its cross-platform news & entertainment network. The company produces articles, lists, quizzes, videos, & original series; lifestyle content through brands including Tasty, the worlds largest social food network; original reporting & investigative journalism through BuzzFeed News & HuffPost; an industry-leading affiliate business, strategic partnerships, licensing & product development through BuzzFeed Commerce; & original productions across broadcast, cable, SVOD, film & digital platforms for BuzzFeed Studios.

Life at BuzzFeed

We celebrate inclusion & are committed to equal opportunity employment. We are  proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, & will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

You can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
  • Opportunities for personal & professional growth through work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning @ BuzzFeed team, our Employee Resource Groups, & more
  • An attractive & equitable compensation package, including salary & stock options.
  • A generous benefits program featuring paid time off, unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym & wellness discounts, & much more.
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