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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 bouquet of specialty channels including Rewind, Silver Screen Classics, and Halla Bol Kids TV, Canada’s first South Asian HD TV channel. Channel Zero’s digital sales agency Junction Digital offers advertisers marketing solutions on our owned and operated websites, as well as through our trading desk. The film division of Channel Zero features Ouat Media, an Academy Award® winning film sales and distribution company. Channel Zero’s head office is located in Toronto, Ontario.

OUR TEAM (Click to expand)

Our Television Brands

 

CHCH logo
CHCH-TV started broadcasting in 1954 and is proud to be the news leader for Hamilton and the surrounding Halton and Niagara regions. CHCH produces over 24 hours of original local news programming each week. 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. CHCH News is produced daily out of its broadcast studio located in Hamilton, Ontario. For more information, please visit chch.com.
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. For more information, please visit watchrewind.com.
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. For more information, please visit SilverScreenClassics.com.

Digital Platforms

 
 

CHCH
CHCH.com brings news and information for the Hamilton and Niagara regions to the second screen. At CHCH.com, visitors can live stream news & daytime programming, as well as select primetime and special event broadcasts. Online visitors can also catch up with past episodes of select CHCH original productions on-demand.

In addition, we specialize in creating custom integration opportunities for your brand through a host of original productions and breaking news content.

Digital Solutions

 
 

Junction Digital
Junction Digital, Canada’s newest digital sales agency, puts advertisers and publishers on the right track. Junction Digital contracts with publishers to sell their digital advertising inventory in the Canadian market. The agency delivers premium and programmatic advertising sales services as well as full ad operations services. For more information, please visit junctiondigital.ca.

World Media

 
 

Halla Bol! Kids TV
Halla Bol! Kids TV 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.

AWARD-WINNING OUAT MEDIA

 
 

Ouat Media
Specializing in the worldwide distribution of international short films.

 

Ouat Media [pronounced “what”] is an Academy Award® winning film sales and distribution company, providing high-profile and award-winning short form content from the world’s top emerging filmmakers for all international platforms. Over the past 7 years, Ouat Media has represented 11 short film Academy Award® Nominees, including 3 Academy Award® winners:

 

– CURFEW – Best Live Action Short Film – 2013

– GOD OF LOVE – Best Live Action Short Film – 2011

– THE LOST THING – Best Animated Short Film – 2011

 

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

 

 CHCH PRESENTS andPOP, A NEW WEEKLY POP CULTURE SHOW

(2018-03-15) The new half hour series premieres on CHCH March 22 at 10:30pm.

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 CHCH AND MOTION CONTENT GROUP LAUNCH DRAMA DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

(2018-01-31) CHCH and Motion Content Group today announce a partnership to invest in the creation of original high-quality Canadian programming with international appeal.

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 SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS TV SPECIAL TO AIR ON CHCH-TV™ & YES TV®

(2017-12-19) Just in time for the holiday season, Yes TV and CHCH-TV present a joint broadcast of Spirit of Christmas, a TV special filled with holiday music, story and inspiration, airing December 22nd through 26th, 2017.

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 The CTRC renewal applications

(2017-11-28) The CTRC renewal applications for CHCH, Rewind and Silver Screen Classics can be accessed at the following link:

https://services.crtc.gc.ca/pub/instances-proceedings/Default-Defaut.aspx?S=O&PA=B&PT=A&PST=A&Lang=eng&_ga=2.55131176.283953993.1511727215-1993604291.1466543814

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 CHCH PRESENTS 2017 FALL SCHEDULE AND PREMIERE DATES

(2017-09-06) Featuring the Canadian Broadcast Premiere of HOUSE OF CARDS and a new season of Golden Globe®-nominated drama EMPIRE.

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 CHCH JOINS WAZE FOR BROADCASTERS TO BRING COMPLETE TRAFFIC INTELLIGENCE TO GOLDEN HORSESHOE DRIVERS

(2017-04-03) Partnership Delivers Real-Time Road Updates Straight From Drivers to Viewers

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 CHCH PRESENTS DOCUMENTED, AN ORIGINAL SERIES

(2017-03-30) DOCUMENTED brings award-winning Canadian documentaries to CHCH on Saturdays at 8pm

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 Settlement reached with Unifor as it relates to December 2015 CHCH restructuring

(2017-03-27) Channel Zero is pleased to announce a full and final settlement with Unifor as it relates to the matters of dispute in relation to the December 2015 restructuring of CHCH.

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 LILY JAMALI JOINS BLOOMBERG TV CANADA

(2017-01-19) Internationally versatile journalist to host new daily business news program Bloomberg Markets: Canada, beginning January 23.

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 ONTARIO UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS AND CHCH CONTINUE BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP FOR 109TH YATES CUP

(2016-10-20) Coverage on CHCH will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5 with a semifinal matchup, while the Quest for the 109th Yates Cup will conclude live on CHCH, Saturday, November 12 at 1:00 p.m.

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 CHCH TO BRING BACK WEEKEND NEWS BROADCASTS

(2016-09-07) Live, half-hour newscasts at 6pm and 11pm to debut on Saturday, October 29

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 BLOOMBERG HOSTS INTERVIEW WITH CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU

(2016-03-16) On Thursday, March 17, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will join Bloomberg Editor in Chief John Micklethwait for a televised interview at the company’s New York headquarters.

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 BLOOMBERG TV CANADA LAUNCHES ON VIDEOTRON, DELIVERING BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL NEWS TO 1.5 MILLION QUEBEC HOUSEHOLDS

(2016-03-02) Bloomberg TV Canada today announced the launch of its service on Videotron, the largest digital TV provider in Quebec. Its availability on Videotron marks the channel’s continued commitment to providing the widest distribution nationwide and demonstrates the remarkable support the channel has received from Canada's pay TV community.

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 BLOOMBERG TV CANADA LAUNCHES NEW WEEKDAY SHOW - BLOOMBERG NORTH

(2016-02-23) Bloomberg TV Canada, operated by Channel Zero, today announced the launch of its latest Canadian program, Bloomberg North, a 30-minute show airing weeknights at 6pm and 9pm ET featuring an all-star anchor ensemble: Amanda Lang, Pat Kiernan and Rudyard Griffiths.

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 CHCH-TV IMPLEMENTS MAJOR RESTRUCTURING TO REMAIN ON THE AIR

(2015-12-11) CHCH-TV and its parent company, Channel Zero, have implemented a restructuring that will allow the channel to remain viable and for it to continue to deliver local news in the Greater Hamilton area.

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 BLOOMBERG TV CANADA LAUNCHES, DELIVERING BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL NEWS TO MORE THAN SIX MILLION CANADIAN HOUSHOLDS

(2015-11-17) Channel Zero, in partnership with Bloomberg, is pleased to announce the launch of Bloomberg TV Canada, the 24/7 Canadian business and financial news television channel.

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 ONTARIO UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS AND CHCH ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR BROADCASTING AGREEMENT

(2015-10-21) Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and Channel Zero are excited to announce that CHCH will be the “official home of OUA,” beginning this fall with the Yates Cup playoffs.

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 AMANDA LANG, CANADA'S LEADING BUSINESS NEWS ANCHOR, JOINS BLOOMBERG TV CANADA

(2015-10-15) Bloomberg TV Canada is pleased to announce that Amanda Lang has joined its rapidly growing all-star team of talent as a producer and host of Bloomberg North.

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 PAMELA RITCHIE JOINS BLOOMBERG TV CANADA

(2015-10-13) Bloomberg TV Canada, the soon-to-be-launched 24/7 Canadian business and financial news television channel operated by Channel Zero, today announced its official launch will take place on November 16, 2015, and the first of several talent appointments, Pamela Ritchie has joined as Anchor of The Daily Brief.

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 CHCH ANNOUNCED AS THE CANADIAN BROADCASTER FOR SEVEN24 FILMS' WYNONNA EARP

(2015-09-30) SEVEN24 Films announced today that independent over-the-air broadcaster CHCH in Ontario has acquired Canadian broadcast rights to Wynonna Earp, the live action television series currently in production in Calgary. The 13-episode one-hour series is based on the IDW Publishing comic created by Beau Smith.

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 CHCH TO BROADCAST FEDERAL LEADERS DEBATE ON CANADA’S FOREIGN POLICY SEPT 28 7PM

(2015-09-28) Channel Zero is pleased to announce that CHCH will be the only over-the-air broadcaster of The Munk Federal Election Debate on Canada’s Foreign Policy, tonight at 7pm ET. This is Canada’s first-ever federal election debate devoted to foreign policy issues and will take place at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.

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 CHCH TO AIR FEDERAL LEADERS DEBATE SEPT 17 8PM

(2015-09-16) Channel Zero is pleased to announce that CHCH will be the only over-the-air broadcaster of the 2015 LEADERS DEBATE in Ontario. The two-hour program will begin with a pre-show and wrap with analysis from the CHCH newsroom, hosted by CHCH evening news anchor Nick Dixon.

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 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

Closed Caption Editor Closed Caption Editor

Channel Zero Inc., an independent Canadian media company, is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated employee to join its dynamic team in Toronto.

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Closed Caption Editor

 

Channel Zero Inc., an independent Canadian media company, is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated employee to join its dynamic team in Toronto.

 

The successful applicant will take pride in the accuracy of their work.  They will have a college diploma/bachelor’s degree, or equivalent years of experience. They will have excellent English language skills, be proficient in keying (70 w.p.m.), have exceptional attention to detail, the ability to meet deadlines, and be able to work with minimal supervision.   Shiftwork as required by business demands, may require weekend work on occasion.  Current shift assignment based on 5pm to 1am, Monday to Friday.

The successful applicant will be responsible of captioning prerecorded content for CHCH, Rewind, and Silver Screen Classics.

 

Please note: Although unlikely, this role could be responsible for assisting with the captioning of adult content. Channel Zero Inc. is a service provider to a number of digital television licenses to provide Adult Entertainment (Adult Sex Films). Channel Zero is committed to the presentation of programming that is well balanced, of high quality, and of interest to many Canadians.  Only adult programming that has been reviewed, classified and assigned a certification number by the Ontario Film Review Board (OFRB) will be broadcast.  Channel Zero will ensure that all applicable staff are provided with the appropriate training and support necessary to ensure that the acquisition, promotion and distribution of adult programming is in compliance with all applicable OFRB and CRTC regulations, rulings and industry codes.  This role could be responsible for assisting with the captioning of adult content.

 

 

Specific Skills Required:

 

  • Exceptional typing and keyboard skills (70 w.p.m.)
  • Excellent English language skills, research and keying proficiency to transcribe  scripts or audio tracks in an efficient and timely manner
  • Experience with Wincaps software and pop-on captioning an asset
  • PC software and hardware experience and knowledge including an ability to effectively troubleshoot problems or abnormalities with captioning software an asset
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Able to work under tight deadlines
  • Previous captioning experience required

 

 

 

Please send your resume with cover letter and salary expectation, quoting reference # CCE-2018 in confidence to:    careers@chz.com    (no phone calls please)

 

Channel Zero Inc. 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.

 

About Channel Zero:

Channel Zero is an independent Canadian media company that owns over-the-air channel CHCH-TV and a bouquet of specialty channels including Rewind, Silver Screen Classics, and Halla Bol Kids TV, Canada’s first South Asian HD TV channel. Channel Zero’s digital sales agency Junction Digital offers advertisers marketing solutions on our owned and operated websites, as well as through our trading desk. The film division of Channel Zero features Ouat Media, an Academy Award® winning film sales and distribution company. Channel Zero’s head office is located in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, please visit chz.com.

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Line-up Editor Line-up Editor

There is a full-time position available in the News department at CHCH TV for a Line-up Editor. The successful candidate will...

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There is a full-time position available in the News department at CHCH TV for a Line-up Editor. The successful candidate will report to Mike Katrycz, VP News.  

 

The following is a paraphrase of the primary functions and does not outline all of the duties and responsibilities for this position:

  • Line up newscasts
  • Write scripts
  • Co-ordinate resources
  • Conduct research
  • Initiate story ideas
  • Develop and maintain contacts
  • Other duties as required

 

The ideal candidate must possess:

  • At least one year of news writing experience in a major market
  • At least six months of lining up newscasts in a live and fluid environment
  • A demonstrable ability to assess and determine editorial priorities
  • Superior spelling and grammar skills
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Must be prepared to work various shifts, including overnights
  • A broadcast diploma or equivalent
  • A valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record
  • A working knowledge of ENPS
  • Familiarity with current events in Southern Ontario and beyond

 

 

This position falls within the scope of the Collective Agreement: Functional Group FF, Classification Group 10.

 

Posting date: February 16, 2018

Application Deadline: Noon Monday, March 5, 2018

 

Please send your résumé and covering letter quoting reference # CHCH-LE-2018-02 in confidence to: hr@chch.com (No Phone Calls Please)

 

2492618 Ontario Inc., providing news gathering and operational services for CHCH TV, 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/

 

About CHCH

CHCH-TV started broadcasting in 1954 and is proud to be the news leader for Hamilton and the surrounding Halton and Niagara regions. CHCH produces over 24 hours of original local news programming each week. 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. CHCH News is produced daily out of its broadcast studio located in Hamilton, Ontario. For more information, please visit chch.com.

 

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News Videographer PT - Weekend News Videographer PT - Weekend

There is a part-time position available in the News department for a weekend News Videographer covering the events that celebrate the great communities we serve.

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Responsibilities and Duties

  • Cover the vibrant and varied arts, cultural and community scenes that are rapidly transforming the face of Hamilton, as well as Halton and Niagara
  • Shoot, write, edit, and present stories for our digital platforms first
  • Identify and develop key contacts in the arts, culture, food and recreational communities
  • Other related duties as assigned

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Be prepared to work weekends, including variable shifts
  • Have at least one year of reporting and videography experience
  • Provide a demo reel illustrating major market storytelling skills, including live presentation
  • Demonstrate strong spelling and grammar skills
  • Be well organized
  • Have a working knowledge of ENPS, Final Cut
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of the of people and places within Hamilton, Halton and Niagara
  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s licence and clean driving record
  • Have a valid passport or enhanced driver’s licence
  • Possess a broadcast diploma or equivalent

 

Posting date: February 7, 2018

Application Deadline: Noon Monday February 19, 2018

 

Please send your résumé and covering letter quoting reference # CHCH-VJ-2018-02 in confidence to: hr@chch.com (No Phone Calls Please)   This is a Union position Rate Group 11, Functional Group G2.

 

2492618 Ontario Inc., providing news gathering and production services for CHCH TV, 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/

 

About CHCH

CHCH-TV started broadcasting in 1954 and is proud to be the news leader for Hamilton and the surrounding Halton and Niagara regions. CHCH produces over 24 hours of original local news programming each week. 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. CHCH News is produced daily out of its broadcast studio located in Hamilton, Ontario. For more information, please visit chch.com.

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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 Manager, Sales
geoff.thrasher@chz.com
416.366.9688 x 2075
905-645-2075

Sponsorships

Laurie Myles
Manager, Integrated Marketing
laurie.myles@chz.com
416.492.1595 x 1230

Junction Digital

Steve Macfarlane
Vice President
steve@junctiondigital.ca
416.492.1595 x 227

Ouat Media / Film Distribution

Inga Diev
General Manager
inga.diev@ouatmedia.com
+1.416.979.7380 x 2112

For all other inquiries