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Creative Assets Librarian in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 2/21/2019

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Creative Assets Librarian – Toronto

Are you a kid at heart looking to build a career with a 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; though our challenging start-up atmosphere isn’t for everyone, we have a proven record of opportunities for future advancement and internal transfers for our passionate and results driven team.

The Job:

Reporting directly to the Director, Business Affairs & Production, the Content Asset Librarian oversees the digital media library and provides direct support to Spin Master’s in-house creative/advertising team. Video content includes television commercials, entertainment trailers, promotional materials and social media assets- and it’s all about toys! 

The librarian is primarily responsible for collecting assets from internal/external content creators, cataloguing assets on an internal server, creating accessibility to internal employees and third-party stakeholders though DAM (Digital Asset Management system) and providing excellent reference services in a timely manner. Knowledge of special libraries is considered an asset as we have designed library policies and procedures to suit the unique needs of Spin Master’s digital media library.

What we can expect from you:

  • Management of all digital media assets (video, audio, graphics) for both internal and external distribution
    • Ensure all assets and deliverables are received and follow up on any missing assets.
    • Format, organize, and catalogue assets and deliverables on local server.
    • Deliver assets to internal and external teams as requested.
    • Submit deliverables for upload to DAM.
    • Maintain physical archive of hard drives with project footage and deliverables.
    • Maintain library of hard drives used by Creative Content team.
    • Update and share weekly report of newly available assets for international teams.
    • Create asset collections for creative team’s reference as requested.


  • Work with Producers to assist in asset delivery (logos, music, other IP assets).
  • Assist internal stakeholders (brand teams, creative services and corporate) with preparing and/or editing internal and external media productions.
  • Support Global organization with Content requests in multiple formats (creating DVD’s, Reels, digital link transfers, etc.).
  • Professional disposition and manner required as this position communicates with colleagues both internally and externally at various levels.
  • Must be a team player.

Job Requirements

Who’s a good fit for this team:

  • Able to multi-task and juggle numerous projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work varied hours as required.
  • Excellent communications skills; role will work closely with cross-functional teams and executives.

You should apply if you have the following:

  • University degree in Library and Information Science, ALA-accredited program or equivalent post-graduate certificate with experience in related field, preferred.
  • 1-2 years experience in digital asset management or television broadcasting/production or media-focused library/archive environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in acquisitions, cataloguing best practices, digital asset management and providing excellent reference services.
  • Good knowledge of video/audio file formatting and converting for all media platforms
  • Must be able to establish priorities, have excellent time management skills and work effectively under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • MAC OS and PC proficient.
  • Proficiency in the following programs/software an asset: Adobe Creative Suite applications, digital video formats, digital audio formats

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:

  • Integrity
  • Open Mindset
  • Innovation
  • Partnerships
  • Collaboration
  • Driving Results
  • Entrepreneurship

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