Agent (Commercials) at Film & TV Literary Agency

Toronto, ON

Broadcasting / Radio / TV / Film / Video
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Job Description

This position is for a junior agent with the opportunity for growth in responsibility and level. We are looking for someone with the potential to operate with a high-degree of professionalism interacting with the Commercial Production business. Successful Vanguarde agents demonstrate pride in their work and unstoppable energy and commitment to our clients' success. They bring (1) a ruthless attention to detail, (2) a drive to stay on top of a large volume of fast-changing information and needs, and (3) a deep sense of responsibility to support the company and our clients in all ways large and small. They are team players through-and-through.

About Vanguarde

Vanguarde is one of Canada’s top agencies representing showrunners, writers, creator-performers, directors, cinematographers, producers, editors and other creative categories in the Film and TV and commercial media industries. Vanguarde has a strong reputation for superior management, quality, collaboration, and integrity.
Job Requirements
About the Applicant

You have experience in the advertising world whether client-side, in a creative agency, or in a commercial production house. You know the players here in Toronto and even internationally. You understand the connection between the creative work and the client's interests and ambitions. You know how Commercials are produced and the companies and people who make them. You are also interested in long-form narrative film and television. You appreciate the difference between working in a small entrepreneurial firm and working in a large structured organization. Consequently, you are comfortable adjusting to needs as they arise and going the distance while operating with a high degree of professionalism. You have excellent manners, polish, and personal discretion, and respect for confidentiality. You strive for quality in everything you do because it nourishes and energizes you…and you have a strong work ethic.

About the Position

The position includes but is not limited to the following tasks:

Field inbound communications for commercial projects.
Build custom reels for artist submissions
Manage clients' holds and schedules
Request / evaluate / discuss creative materials
Liaise with producers on bookings status
Communicate and coordinate other agents
Draft, review, negotiate, and coordinate execution of agreements
Follow up with clients and producers after job is complete for various matters
Manage and ensure timely and complete payment
Track, chase, acquire, convert, and process client work into our internal systems.
Maintain good working relationships with commercial producers
Remain in regular contact with clients
Communicate internally with team about opportunities and client strategy
Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 to $75,000.00 /year


Commercial production: 3 years (Preferred)
Advertising industry: 4 years (Required)

Bachelor's Degree (Required)

Toronto, ON (Required)

English (Required)