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Creative Studio Production Manager
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Oakville, ON, CANADA; Brampton, ON, CANADA; Mississauga, ON, CANADA; Toronto, ON, CANADA;
Job Category: Marketing ; Marketing Communications
Job Industry: Education
Job Career Level: Experienced
Year(s) of Experience: 5
Date Posted: Feb 19, 2013

Sheridan College is one of Canada's leading postsecondary institutions dedicated to the provision of outstanding academic programs and the support of student and graduate success. We deliver an exceptional educational experience in an environment renowned for innovation and creativity. Program options range from one-year certificates to four-year degrees in the arts, business, community service and technology fields. Sheridan serves 18,000 full-time and 35,000 continuing education students at our campuses in Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga.

Sheridan employees will enjoy:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Generous vacation entitlement
  • Excellent benefits package with Sun Life
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Employee assistance programs
  • On-site fitness facilities include: weight rooms, cardio rooms, and squash courts, as well as karate, yoga, pilates, rock climbing and other instructional activities.

In addition, we offer professional development opportunities to promote career development and success in the workplace, including:

  • Professional Development funding
  • Reduced fees for Continuing Education courses
  • Tuition Reimbursement


Please note Sheridan College only accepts applications using Resume Basic. Please refer to our online application guide and FAQ section to learn more about the application process. Sheridan's Online Application Guide & FAQs

Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit:
World Education Services

Reporting to the Associate Director, Creative Strategy, the Creative Studio Production Manager directs Creative Services staff to plan, develop and execute marketing tactics and programs, in support of the overall strategic objectives of Sheridan and specific objectives of departments, programs, services and Faculties. The position manages marketing related to student enrolment and revenue generation, by driving applications and enhancing Sheridan’s brand image and reputation. The incumbent has accountability for the creative development, editorial integrity, visual design, technical production and cost-effective, timely delivery of printed communications, print and broadcast advertising, direct marketing campaigns and materials, on-site and off-site event merchandising, and off-line marketing communications, for major local, regional, national and international markets. This position works closely with the Digital Marketing Production Manager to ensure integrated online/offline messaging, campaigns and marketing support are comprehensive, aligned across multiple communication channels and implemented in a coordinated manner.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Works with the Director and Associate Directors in Marketing & Brand Strategy and/or directly with internal clients, to devise, plan, implement and assess a wide variety of materials to support the College's student enrolment, business development, revenue generation and other strategic objectives;
• Works with the  Associate Director, Creative Strategy, support staff and other departments to develop annual plans,  periodic campaigns and unique initiatives and materials supporting academic programs, learner recruitment, fundraising and alumni activities and other college events and initiatives;
• Manages corporate advertising plans, consults with the Associate Director and advertising specialist(s) to develop a complex multi-market annual advertising plan for Sheridan, its academic programs, business development and fundraising initiatives consistent with all Sheridan strategic objectives and priorities, ensuring that offline marketing complement online marketing;
• Plans and develops creative messaging for all offline advertising and corporate print communications including all publications and collaborates closely with Digital Marketing Production Manager to ensure consistency with online communications and activities;
• Establishes and monitors corporate policy related to branding aspects of Sheridan published communications materials, such as ensuring adherence to corporate visual standards, and supporting marketing objectives;
• In fulfillment of annual and periodic plans and response to internal client demand, the incumbent is responsible for the production and implementation of a high volume of complex, time-sensitive marketing communications in support of corporate and departmental marketing;
• Manages and directs internal creative staff and external resources to communicate Sheridan programs and offerings and present a positive image to prospective and current students, influencers (teachers, guidance counsellors and parents), clients (employers, research partners), alumni and supporters of the College;
• Responsible for the design and content of all print publications, advertising, broadcast and selected online materials, with appropriate input and approvals by clients and/or Associate Directors or Director;
• Manages multiple priorities within defined financial and human resources with autonomy to redirect work to external sources as required;
• Provides leadership and direction to creative staff. Maintains a high level of staff performance by recruiting, delegating, coaching, mentoring, motivating and managing performance of staff.
• Provides tactical advice and counsel to internal clients on all matters of marketing communications, advertising, collateral production.
• Establishes and manages contractual relationships with external vendors to procure direct mail distribution, mail and fulfilment services to supply the College needs.

The successful candidate will possess a 3-year college diploma or 3-year university degree in marketing/communications, liberal arts, advertising, business, or a related field and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in creative services, including working with ad agencies and/or management of graphic design and copywriting personnel. Equivalent combinations of experience and education will be considered. The candidate must possess in-depth knowledge and experience with marketing communication functions (editorial and ad copywriting, graphic design, photography, media planning and buying, distribution).  Additionally, the candidate must have specialized technical expertise related to published communications including print brokering, press specifications, print advertising and broadcast.  Must have knowledge of marketing theory and best practices, project management and negotiation skills.   Strong interpersonal, communication, planning, organization, priority setting and time management skills are essential.

Appointment Details:
Employee Group: Administrative
Faculty/Department: Marketing & Brand Strategy, Advancement & External Relations
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
Reference #: 13/A/07
Payband: NL
Target Hiring Range: $75,600 - $80,325
Salary Range: $75,600 - $94,500
Application Deadline: Open until filled

To be considered for this position, an on-line application is required. Please click on the "Apply for this job" button to proceed with your application. Please review Sheridan's Online Application Guide & FAQs; before you begin.

Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit:
World Education Services

Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Aboriginal People, and persons with disabilities.
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