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WELCOME TO CHANNEL ZERO

 
Channel Zero is an independent Canadian media company that owns over-the-air channel CHCH-TV and a growing bouquet of specialty channels including Rewind and Silver Screen Classics. Launching mid 2015, Bloomberg TV Canada is the first of several platforms under Channel Zero’s leadership that will combine the best of Bloomberg’s global branded content with Bloomberg original and local Canadian subject matter. Also within the parent company’s portfolio are Channel Zero Digital, which owns popular sites Andpop and ChartAttack, and the digital companions of its broadcast brands; and Channel Zero World Media, which operates Bollywood Times, Mehndi TV and Halla Bol – Canada’s first South Asian HD TV channels. Channel Zero also operates Ouat Media, an Academy Award® winning film sales and distribution company.
 
OUR TEAM

Our Television Brands

 

CHCH logo
CHCH started broadcasting in 1954 and is proud to be the news leader for Hamilton and the surrounding Halton and Niagara regions. CHCH produces more original news programming than any other local television station in North America. With a primetime line-up anchored by movies, news magazine shows, and hit dramas, CHCH is available to over 92% of Ontario households and is viewed by millions nationally each week.
Bloomberg TV Canada
Bloomberg TV Canada will deliver the best of Bloomberg’s global market information, essential Canadian business and financial news, and dynamic lifestyle programming to influential Canadian decision-makers. With local access to 30 journalists in six news bureaus in major markets across the country, and international access to 150 bureaus in 73 countries and 2,400 professionals worldwide – Bloomberg TV Canada becomes the first relevant business and financial information source for Canadians, providing its audience with a critical edge by connecting them to a vital network of information, people and ideas. Bloomberg TV Canada is owned by Channel Zero in Toronto and will operate from the heart of the financial district with studios at Brookfield Place and TSX. The service will be available on major cable TV, satellite and telco platforms across Canada. For more information, read the partnership announcement media release here.
Rewind Logo
Rewind is Canada’s first specialty channel that connects Generation X to the films they grew up watching. Featuring favourites from the 70s, 80s and 90s, Rewind will transport viewers back to the era of the VCR through daily access to some of the greatest films of all time. Rewind is available in Canada on Rogers, Shaw, Telus, Cogeco, MTS, Videotron and other Cable and Telco partners.
Silver Screen Classics Logo
Silver Screen Classics is the only Canadian TV channel specializing in classic films from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s, bringing you legendary movie stars like John Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor, Fred Astaire, Marilyn Monroe, Ginger Rogers, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren, Kirk Douglas, Spencer Tracy, Marlon Brando, and many others.

Introducing Channel Zero Digital

 
Channel Zero Digital provides unique advertiser solutions that go beyond the banner. With a portfolio of high quality curated properties in the entertainment, news and music verticals, Channel Zero Digital brands appeal to a vast and varied audience. Our destination sites include Andpop, Chart Attack and the digital companion site, CHCH.com.
 
We specialize in creating custom integration opportunities for your brand through a host of original productions, celebrity interviews, and breaking news content.

Andpop
ANDPOP.com is one of Canada’s leading video pop culture websites, featuring the latest in breaking news and high quality video content. Targeting a new generation of teenage pop culture addicts, ANDPOP.com offers access to some of the world’s top celebrities, including One Direction, Justin Bieber and Daniel Radcliffe. ANDPOP.com produces a roster of video programming, including Small Talk, Way Back When, and Talking Sh*t.
ChartAttack
ChartAttack.com is dedicated to showcasing innovative music and getting to know the people who make it. The website is curated by a small team of independent and alternative music nerds, and is a hub for our high-quality video content, as well as our daily feed of awesome new music and original features. ChartAttack.com is the music guide for “indie-lectuals” – an educated, culture-focused demographic that is constantly online using mobile devices, and is highly sensitive to authenticity of voice and content.
CHCH
CHCH.com brings news and information for the Hamilton and Niagara regions to the second screen. The station produces more original news programming than any other local television station in North America. At chch.com, visitors can stream our late news programming and watch archived episodes of our popular news magazine shows.
Channel Zero Digital
For more info on Channel Zero Digital, visit channelzerodigital.com

This Is Channel Zero World Media

 

Halla Bol!
Halla Bol! is North America’s first 24-hour South Asian HD edutainment channel for 2 to 10 year-olds. Its multi-genre programming includes drama, action, game shows and cartoons, presented in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, and English.
Mehndi TV HD
Mehndi TV HD is focused on showcasing world class intelligent and entertaining programming catering to Canadian women of South Asian heritage.
Bollywood Times HD
Bollywood Times HD provides all-action all-the-time South Asian programming including blockbuster movies, comedy, horror, thrillers and late night talk shows.

AWARD WINNING OUAT MEDIA

 

Ouat Media
Specializing in the worldwide distribution of international short and documentary films

 

Ouat Media (pronounced “what”) is an Academy Award® winning film sales and distribution company, providing high-profile and award-winning short form – and now feature film and television – content from the world’s top emerging filmmakers for all international platforms.

 

For more information about international sales representation, please email us!

Broadcasting Services Offered

 
TELEVISION STUDIO RENTAL FACILITIES
Channel Zero has several studio rental facilities available for TV, film and commercial production shoots. Featuring Studio A (50’ x 80’) and Studio B (28’ x 31’) in Hamilton and green screen virtual set capabilities in both Hamilton and Toronto, we have the space, equipment and crew available to accommodate your production needs.
 
BROADCAST SIGNAL ORIGINATION SERVICES
Channel Zero provides Linear Channel Signal origination for a number of outside clients. Services provided include content ingest, file based workflow, Final Cut editing for playout, closed captioning of content for playout as well as live captioning capability, and live production integration

CREATIVE SERVICES
Channel Zero offers professional, one-stop, award winning creative services from an experienced team of Writer/Producers, Editors and Graphic Artists who can guide you through the entire creative process.

For more information about any of the Broadcasting Services we offer, please contact us.

In the News

 

 BLOOMBERG AND CHANNEL ZERO TO LAUNCH NEW TV CHANNEL IN CANADA

(2015-02-26) Bloomberg TV Canada to offer Canadian Business Coverage with Global Perspective

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 CHANNEL ZERO BRINGS THE PINKERTONS TV SERIES TO CANADA

(2014-12-08) Channel Zero has teamed up with Canadian companies Rosetta Media and Buffalo Gal Pictures to produce the upcoming 22-episode action-adventure detective series set to premiere in Canada in the New Year, exclusively on CHCH.

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 SOUTH ASIAN KIDS TV CHANNEL TO LAUNCH EXCLUSIVELY ON DISH NETWORK

(2014-07-30) Halla Bol! Kids TV, part of Channel Zero World Media, will become the first channel in the Hindi-language kids category on DISH Network this summer.

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 CHCH CELEBRATES ITS 60TH BIRTHDAY!

(2014-05-29) CHCH Announces CH-CHing! - Canada’s First TV Viewer Loyalty Program.

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 OUAT MEDIA RELEASES CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: UNCLAIMED

(2014-04-07) Channel Zero’s Ouat Media Inc. is proud to announce the upcoming release of UNCLAIMED (dir. Michael Jorgensen), a unique and compelling documentary about two men whose lives intersect through the burdens of war.

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 OUAT MEDIA WINS OSCAR AND CESAR AWARDS®!

(2014-03-03) Channel Zero’s Ouat Media Inc. is proud to announce JUST BEFORE LOSING EVERYTHING (AVANT QUE DE TOUT PERDRE) (dir. Xavier Legrand) as the 86th Academy Award® winner for Best Live Action Short Film. The film was also the recipient of the César Award® (the equivalent of the Oscar for France) for Best Short Film.

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 BIG TALENT MEETS TINY TALENT ON CHCH THIS FALL

(2014-02-18) Today Channel Zero revealed the hosts of CHCH’s new Tiny Talent Time – one of the longest running and most-loved family shows in Canadian television history.

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 CHCH MAKES CANADIAN TELEVISION HISTORY

(2014-02-14) CHCH and Cogeco Cable Canada first to offer Television Advertising by geolocation in Canada.

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 WELCOME TO THE NEW CHARTATTACK.COM

(2014-02-14) Leading Canadian Independent Music Site Offers Richer Responsive User Experience and Innovative Opportunities for Brand Integration and Sponsorship

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 SOUTH ASIAN KIDS CAN NOW STROLL DOWN SESAME STREET

(2014-01-23) North America’s 1st South Asian Kids TV Channel Launches on Bell Fibe TV.
Free Preview now through February 20.

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 CANADIAN OLYMPIAN PERDITA FELICIEN JOINS CHCH NEWSROOM

(2014-01-07) Channel Zero announced today that two-time Olympian and World Champion Canadian Hurdler Perdita Felicien has joined the CHCH News Team.

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 IT’S BACK! CHCH NOW CASTING FOR TINY TALENT TIME.

(2013-12-30) Parents and kids are invited to join in the celebration of CHCH’s 60th Anniversary with the return of the iconic Tiny Talent Time. An Ontario-wide casting call to children under 12 years old begins today and runs until November 30th through online video submissions at www.chch.com/tinytalenttime.

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 CHCH REVEALS DETAILS FOR THE RETURN OF TINY TALENT TIME

(2013-12-30) CHCH TV is bringing back the iconic Tiny Talent Time - one of the longest running and most-loved family shows in Canadian history as part of its 60th Anniversary celebrations. Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available.

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 CHCH ON DEMAND NOW AVAILABLE ON SOURCE CABLE

(2013-12-30) At no extra charge, effective immediately Source Cable subscribers have access to a variety of CHCH original programs, with leading primetime dramas being added to CHCH’s On Demand offering imminently.

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 ANDPOP.COM TAKES POP CULTURE SITE TO NEW HEIGHTS

(2013-12-22) ANDPOP.COM Relaunch Positions Site for Maximum Premium Video Content

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Careers

Established in 2000, Channel Zero Inc. is an independent Canadian broadcaster that owns over-the-air station CHCH-TV and a growing bouquet of specialty channels including Rewind and Silver Screen Classics.

 

Our employees are passionate about what they do. With a fair degree of autonomy and independence, they work in a casual, creative and entrepreneurial environment. They are innovators ready to take on new challenges. If you like to work in a collaborative, fast paced, always changing environment where creativity thrives, Channel Zero may have a career opportunity for you.

 

Thanks for considering Channel Zero and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn to receive updates about our current and future opportunities.

 

Channel Zero is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in its workforce.

 

Current Opportunities

Bloomberg TV Canada Assorted Positions

Bloomberg TV Canada will deliver the best of Bloomberg’s global market information, essential Canadian business and financial news, and dynamic lifestyle programming to influential Canadian decision-makers.

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Bloomberg TV Canada will deliver the best of Bloomberg’s global market information, essential Canadian business and financial news, and dynamic lifestyle programming to influential Canadian decision-makers. With local access to 30 journalists in six news bureaus in major markets across the country, and international access to 150 bureaus in 73 countries and 2,400 professionals worldwide – Bloomberg TV Canada becomes the first relevant business and financial information source for Canadians, providing its audience with a critical edge by connecting them to a vital network of information, people and ideas. Bloomberg TV Canada is owned by Channel Zero in Toronto and will operate from the heart of the financial district with studios at Brookfield Place and TSX. The service will be available on major cable TV, satellite and telco platforms across Canada.

 

There are currently no open positions and we encourage all applicants to apply directly to specific job postings as they become available; some positions will have specific application requirements. Future opportunities may include: Editors, Hosts, Producers, Reporters, Writers and various control room and general operators. Please continue checking our careers page or follow us on LinkedIn for updates.

 

If you feel committed to submit something at this time, please quote ref# BTC-2015 in the subject line and email your résumé, links to any relevant demos, and covering letter stating salary expectations to: careers@chz.com (no phone calls please). Only selected applicants will be contacted to arrange for interviews and skills testing.

Programming Coordinator Programming Coordinator

The role of the Programming Coordinator is to support the Programming department in the preparation of the programming, acquisitions and scheduling for all Channel Zero World Media channels including: Mehndi TV, Bollywood Times and Halla Bol Kids TV.

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Channel Zero Inc. is looking for an organized, enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated, quick learner who is able to work with minimum supervision to join our dynamic Programming team.

 

The role of the Programming Coordinator is to support the Programming department in the preparation of the programming, acquisitions and scheduling for all Channel Zero World Media channels including: Mehndi TV, Bollywood Times and Halla Bol Kids TV.

 

Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the creation and reconciliation of on-air programming logs for Mehndi TV, Bollywood Times and Halla Bol
  • Assist and support all programming initiatives for all of the Channel Zero World Media services including: supporting the acquisition process, collecting deliverable materials, data entry of programming information into various systems, title selection and original programming support
  • Responsible for all programming reports including regulatory and programming usage on assigned channels
  • Assist in compliance for channels
  • Manage external program guides
  • Create profiles for each program
  • Respond to producer and viewer queries and comments
  • Create marketing and sales materials
  • Assist the department in creating, soliciting and/or developing projects to help build new business opportunities
  • Administrative duties such as expenses, scheduling and any additional support required
  • Other duties as assigned

 

The Successful candidate will possess:  

  • Fluency in Hindi is a must
  • Knowledge of Broadview scheduling system or other related television programming software is an asset
  • Familiarity with the CRTC rules and regulations
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and research abilities
  • Enthusiasm as a team player yet a self-motivated and a self-directed professional
  • Knowledge and passion for film and television
  • Excellent organizational skills and able to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities
  • Excellent communication and administrative skills
  • Willingness to do voice-over work an asset

 

Application Deadline: Friday June 5, 2015

 

Quoting ref# PC-2015-05 in the subject line, please send résumé and covering letter stating salary expectations to: careers@chz.com (no phone calls please). Selected applicants will be contacted to arrange for interviews and skills testing.

 

Channel Zero Inc. (along with its subsidiaries, affiliates, and related companies) is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in its workforce. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies please. To see all of our career opportunities, please visit http://www.chz.com/careers/

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Editor-Videographer Editor-Videographer

An exciting opportunity within Channel Zero Digital, working within ANDPOP.com to develop, produce, and create video concepts, handle technical aspects of video production and graphic design, and collaborate with production on content for ChartAttack.com.

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An exciting opportunity within Channel Zero Digital, working within ANDPOP.com to develop, produce, and create video concepts, handle technical aspects of video production and graphic design, and collaborate with production on content for ChartAttack.com.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop video concepts within ANDPOP’s editorial style
  • Edit video segments for ANDPOP INC (ChartAttack.com & ANDPOP.com)
  • Shoot video segments for ANDPOP INC (ChartAttack.com & ANDPOP.com)
  • Graphic design roles as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in shooting digital videoGood Understanding/Eye for composition, lighting
  • Ability to see the finished piece in your head as you shoot, and satisfy that vision as events in the shoot change
  • Ability to improvise
  • Must be able to multi-task shooting interview set-ups using the following gear:
    • 2x camera angles
    • Mic setup/Audio recording
    • Lighting
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license is an asset
  • Organizational skills sufficient to manage and back up media from shoots for future use.
  • Scheduling skills to create and maintain a posting schedule consisting of two or more video segments per week.
  • Proficiency in different video formats, frame rates, frame sizes, codecs, encoding schemes.
  • Editing skills and experience in either Final Cut Pro 7 or Adobe Premiere
  • Good sense of humour
  • Graphic design skills and experience working in Photoshop and After Effects
  • Post-secondary education in media production is an asset

 

Please submit links to a reel and/or applicable examples of work.

 

Quoting ref# EV2015-05, please send your résumé with cover letter and salary expectations, in confidence to: careers@chz.com (no phone calls please)

 

ANDPOP Inc. (doing business as Channel Zero Digital) is a member of the Channel Zero group of companies and along with its subsidiaries, affiliates, and related companies is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in its workforce. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies please.

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Marketing Coordinator (6-month contract) Marketing Coordinator (6-month contract)

Channel Zero is looking for a full-time Marketing Coordinator to join its dynamic marketing team for a six-month contract at its Toronto office. The successful candidate will report to the Marketing Manager.

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Channel Zero is looking for a full-time Marketing Coordinator to join its dynamic marketing team for a six-month contract at its Toronto office. The successful candidate will report to the Marketing Manager.

 

Working under the direction of the Marketing Manager, and closely with various departments in the organization, the Marketing Coordinator will be the primary liaison for the following areas of the marketing plan, and the primary point of contact to the public.

 

The primary areas of focus of this role are as follows:

  • Social Media
  • Viewer Relations
  • CH-CHing! Loyalty Program

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Social Media/Viewer Relations
    • Act as primary moderator and content creator for CHCH (in conjunction with CHCH News) and other Channel Zero brands in the social media space (FB, Twitter, Instagram)
    • Be the voice of the brand: moderate and respond to viewer comments and inquiries via social media platforms, voicemail and email – reach out to appropriate departments for input in developing responses to specific inquiries (e.g. Programming, News)
    • Proactively seek out, recommend and implement social media best practices
    • Create effective and engaging content that will increase social media metrics
    • Maintain look and feel of brand pages
    • Strategically plan and schedule promotion of core promotables in line with the overall brand marketing plan
    • Maintain and develop online FAQs
    • Respond to and fulfill donation requests

 

 

  • CH-CHing! Loyalty Program– work closely with the Marketing Manager, Program Developer, Sales and Creative Services to develop Rewards catalogue, promotional elements and FAQs
    • Maintain program branding, values and key messaging across all CH-CHing! touch points
    • Liaise with Sales Reps on the implementation of rewards; provide counsel on reward structure
    • Liaise with Program Developer on redemption, fulfillment and communication to members
    • Package and ship CH-CHing! rewards on a weekly basis or as needed
    • Write and deploy monthly CH-CHing! newsletter
    • Write weekly Creative Brief for new reward elements; coordinate asset delivery between reward partners/Sales team and Creative Services, review and approve creative
    • Upload new rewards; maintain catalogue on a timely basis
    • Update Partner page and Winner’s Circle
    • Provide weekly segment notes for Morning Live with featured rewards and key program messaging
    • Track and deliver promotional commitments for CH-CHing! reward partners; work with Traffic on promo rotation
    • Track premium inventory for CH-CHing!

 

  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

Required Skills & Qualifications:

 

    • 1-3 years’ experience in a similar role
    • Social Media guru; activist and ambassador (understanding of algorithms a key asset)
    • Creative and promotional copywriter who and can actively engage the public
    • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, quick learner
    • Strong attention to detail, spelling and grammar
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Keeps manager well informed of all assignments, deliverables, issues and challenges
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet tight deadlines in fast-paced environment
    • Ability to work independently, and collaboratively as part of a team
    • Post-secondary education preferred, with a marketing degree or equivalent

 

Application Deadline: Monday May 11, 2015

Quoting ref# MC-2015-04 in the subject line, please send résumé and covering letter stating salary expectations to: careers@chz.com (no phone calls please). Selected applicants will be contacted to arrange for interviews and skills testing.    

 

 

Channel Zero Inc. (along with its subsidiaries, affiliates, and related companies) is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in its workforce. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies please.

 

 

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Web Developer Web Developer

Channel Zero Digital (a division of Channel Zero Inc., one of the largest independent Canadian media companies), is seeking a Web Developer based in Toronto. Reporting to the Managing Director of Channel Zero Digital and working with the sales and editorial teams, this individual will be at the forefront of developing and growing the online presence of Channel Zero Digital’s properties.

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Channel Zero Digital (a division of Channel Zero Inc., one of the largest independent Canadian media companies), is seeking a Web Developer based in Toronto.  Reporting to the Managing Director of Channel Zero Digital and working with the sales and editorial teams, this individual will be at the forefront of developing and growing the online presence of Channel Zero Digital’s properties.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Leading the development and maintenance of the Channel Zero Digital web properties
  • Working with editorial teams to ensure each property meets the brand & business objectives
  • Acting as the technical lead on SEO optimization, providing insights and technical guidance
  • Integrating social media into the Channel Zero Digital web properties
  • Assisting in developing social media strategies for individual Channel Zero brands, in conjunction with the marketing department
  • Creating traffic generation strategies
  • Managing digital projects through the development lifecycle to ensure deadlines are met
  • Implementing a standard QA testing process for all digital projects

 

Required Skills & Qualifications:

 

  • 3 + years of experience with PHP, WordPress, Javascript, JQuery
  • Post-secondary education in computer science or related discipline
  • Experience with CSS, XML, HTML
  • HTML5 experience is an asset
  • Demonstrates the ability to create clean, valid, and SEO-friendly code
  • Proven experience developing robust web UI for the consumer market
  • Experience with responsive and/or adaptive design
  • Experience working with Photoshop
  • Self-starter, able to work independently
  • Ability to pick up new technologies quickly
  • Experience setting-up and managing version control system: svn, github, etc.
  • Immersed in new media culture and knows “what’s next”

 

Application Deadline: Friday May 8, 2015

 

Quoting ref#  WD-2015-04 in the subject line, please send résumé and covering letter stating salary expectations to:  careers@chz.com (no phone calls please).  Selected applicants will be contacted to arrange for interviews and skills testing.

 

 

ANDPOP Inc. (doing business as Channel Zero Digital) is a member of the Channel Zero group of companies and along with its subsidiaries, affiliates, and related companies is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in its workforce. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies please.

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Co-operative Education (Co-op) and Internships

Channel Zero supports experiential learning as an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills through hands-on experiences and is pleased to offer a limited number of opportunities for Job Shadowing, Cooperative Education (Secondary school credit based ‘co-op’ programs) and Internships (recognized post-secondary programs).

 
Learn more about our Co-op and internship opportunities

Advertising:

Geoff Thrasher

General Sales Manager

geoff.thrasher@chz.com

416-366-9688 x 2075
905-645-2075

Marketing, Sponsorship & Media:

Rhonda Messieh

Marketing Manager

rhonda.messieh@chz.com

416-492-1595 x 2071

Television Channel Distribution:

Chris Fuoco

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

chris.fuoco@chz.com

416-492-1595 x 254

Channel Zero Digital:

Robert Ostfield
Managing Director
robert.ostfield@channelzerodigital.com
416-300-7904

Channel Zero World Media

Ron Maitra
ron.maitra@chz.com
416-857-3979

Ouat Media / Film Distribution

Fred Joubaud
General Manager
fred.joubaud@ouatmedia.com
416-979-7380

For all other inquiries