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