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

News Writer - Part-time News Writer - Part-time

There is a part-time position available in the News department for a News Writer. The successful candidate will...

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This notification will serve to inform that a career opportunity exists at CHCH TV in Hamilton, Ontario.

 

There is a part-time position available in the News department for a News Writer. The successful candidate will report to Mike Katrycz, VP of News.   

 

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

 

  • Research and write news copy for broadcast and digital platforms
  • Monitor social media and news feeds
  • Assist Producer and Director
  • Liaise with Master Control & Traffic
  • Other duties as required

 

The ideal candidate must:

  • Possess at least six months of news writing and production experience
  • Demonstrate strong spelling and grammar skills
  • Be well organized
  • Be prepared to work various shifts
  • Possess a broadcast diploma or equivalent
  • Have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Have a working knowledge of ENPS
  • Be familiar with the newsmakers and current events of Hamilton, Halton and Niagara is a strong asset

 

Any employee who believes she/he is qualified, and who has an interest in this career opportunity should inform her/his manager in writing of such interest.  The Manager will advise the applicant as to the process to be followed.  This hiring decision will be made by Mike Katrycz, V.P. of News.

 

Posting date: September 19, 2017

Application Deadline: October 2, 2017

 

Please send your resume and covering letter quoting reference # CHCH-NW-2017-09 in confidence to: hr@chch.com (No Phone Calls Please)

 

2492618 Ontario Inc. 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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Production Assistant - Part-time Production Assistant - Part-time

There is a part-time position available in the News department for a Production Assistant. The successful candidate will...

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This notification will serve to inform that a career opportunity exists at CHCH TV in Hamilton, Ontario.

 

There is a part-time position available in the News department for a Production Assistant. The successful candidate will report to Mike Katrycz, VP of News.   

 

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

 

  • Assist in all aspects of production
  • Monitor social media and news feeds
  • Liaise with Master Control & Traffic
  • Other duties as required

 

The ideal candidate must:

  • Possess at least six months of news production experience
  • Demonstrate strong spelling and grammar skills
  • Be well organized
  • Be prepared to work various shifts
  • Possess a broadcast diploma or equivalent
  • Have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Have a working knowledge of ENPS
  • Be familiar with the newsmakers and current events of Hamilton, Halton and Niagara is a strong asset

 

Any employee who believes she/he is qualified, and who has an interest in this career opportunity should inform her/his manager in writing of such interest.  The Manager will advise the applicant as to the process to be followed.  This hiring decision will be made by Mike Katrycz, V.P. of News.

 

Posting date: September 19, 2017

Application Deadline: October 2, 2017

 

Please send your resume and covering letter quoting reference # CHCH-PA-2017-09 in confidence to:  hr@chch.com (No Phone Calls Please)

 

2492618 Ontario Inc. 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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Electronic Graphics Artist Electronic Graphics Artist

There is a full-time position available for an Electronic Graphic Artist at CHCH-TV. CHCH Television’s Creative Services Department offers a fast-paced environment focused on building superior creative solutions for advertisers and community partners...

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This notification will serve to inform that a career opportunity exists at CHCH Television in Hamilton, Ontario.

 

There is a full-time position available for an Electronic Graphic Artist at CHCH-TV.  

 

CHCH Television’s Creative Services Department offers a fast-paced environment focused on building superior creative solutions for advertisers and community partners in the Hamilton, Halton and Niagara regions.  The successful candidate will work closely with the CHCH Sales, Marketing and News teams as well as various other Channel Zero projects and creative initiatives.

 

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

  • Develop creative/conceptual designs & storyboards for CHCH Commercial and Promotional needs
  • Develop creative elements for Sales, Promotions, Marketing and News including on-air, web and print;
  • Design and layout of weekly external marketing materials including magazine, newspaper, web, digital signage & billboard ads and custom promotional items;
  • Prepare internal and external communication materials for events not limited to, but including, staff and client functions.
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

At a minimum, candidates will possess:

  • A university degree or equivalent education/certification from a recognized art/design school;
  • The drive to be a self-starter with the ability to take direction and adhere to brand guidelines
  • The ability to handle multiple projects with quick turnaround times and hard deadlines;
  • The ability to work well as part of a team or work independently as required.
  • A minimum of 2 years previous relevant experience as a designer/graphic artist
  • An eye for typography, layout and attention to detail. We are mostly a Mac OS X facility.
  • Some experience in a Broadcast video environment (HD).
  • Expert, hands-on knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, with emphasis in After Effects and Photoshop.

Illustrator, In Design and Premiere Pro are desirable assets.

  • Knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Ross Xpression an asset.
  • Knowledge of 3d solutions such as Cinema 4D and Video Copilot’s Element 3d is an asset.
  • Web design, content management, coding all assets.
  • Familiarity working with several colour systems such as RGB, CMYK, Pantone, and NTSC is an asset.
  • A strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint, Word and Excel;
  • The ability to organize media files and create and maintain a library system in a shared network environment;
  • Flexibility – some shift work may be required

 

Any employee who believes she/he is qualified, and who has an interest in this career opportunity should inform her/his manager in writing of such interest.  The Manager will advise the applicant as to the process to be followed.

 

This is a union position:  Functional Group J, Classification Group 9

 

Posting date:  September 19, 2017             Application Deadline: October 3, 2017

 

Please send your resume, covering letter, and web link to online demo reel quoting reference # CHCH-EGA-2017-09 in confidence to:  hr@chch.com (No Phone Calls Please)

 

2492618 Ontario Inc. 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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News Videographer – Part-time News Videographer – Part-time

There is a part-time position available in the News department for News Videographer. The successful candidate will...

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This notification will serve to inform that a career opportunity exists at CHCH TV in Hamilton, Ontario.

 

There is a part-time position available in the News department for News Videographer. The successful candidate will report to Mike Katrycz, VP of News.   

 

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

 

  • Shoot, edit and report news stories
  • Conduct Research
  • Write copy
  • Develop and maintain contacts
  • Initiate story ideas
  • Other duties as required

 

The ideal candidate must:

  • Possess at least one year of news videographer experience
  • Demonstrate superior journalism and visual storytelling skills
  • Demonstrate strong spelling and grammar skills
  • Be well organized
  • Be prepared to work various shifts
  • Possess a broadcast diploma or equivalent
  • Have a valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record
  • Have a working knowledge of ENPS, Final Cut 10 and ENG
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of the newsmakers and current events of Hamilton, Halton and Niagara

 

This position falls within the scope of the Collective Agreement: Group 11 G2.  Any employee who believes she/he is qualified, and who has an interest in this career opportunity should inform her/his manager in writing of such interest.  The Manager will advise the applicant as to the process to be followed.  This hiring decision will be made by Mike Katrycz, V.P. of News.

 

Posting date: September 19, 2017

Application Deadline: October 2, 2017

 

Please send your resume and covering letter quoting reference # CHCH-VJ-2017-09B in confidence to: hr@chch.com (No Phone Calls Please)

 

2492618 Ontario Inc. 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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Computer Network Technician Computer Network Technician

Channel Zero Inc. has an immediate career opportunity for a Computer Network Technician. Based in Toronto, the successful candidate will maintain the IT infrastructures at the Toronto, Montreal and Hamilton locations. Shifts are generally days but may include occasional evenings, nights, weekends and on-call. If you have a passion for technology, consider joining our team in the fast-paced world of broadcast television.

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Channel Zero Inc. has an immediate career opportunity for a Computer Network Technician.   Based in Toronto, the successful candidate will maintain the IT infrastructures at the Toronto, Montreal and Hamilton locations.  Shifts are generally days but may include occasional evenings, nights, weekends and on-call.  If you have a passion for technology, consider joining our team in the fast-paced world of broadcast television.

 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver exceptional and quality service to all users of technology
  • Maintain the technical infrastructure on a day to day basis, utilizing practical knowledge of Server Systems, Desktop Systems, Switches, Firewalls and direct attached storage, VOIP Systems, Email Systems as well as other systems as required.
  • Perform routine and preventive maintenance of computer systems and networks; keeping manager informed on all repairs and maintenance issues or other matters affecting operations.
  • Update and maintain asset records and drawings and create new ones as required.
  • Some travel will be required
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Key qualifications:  

  • Dedication and commitment to quality and exceptional service delivery
  • A successful five year history of supporting a technical infrastructure and a proven ability to handle day to day needs of a small to medium sized office, supporting both technical and non-technical employees
  • “Out of the box” problem solving, sound decision making and strategic architectural planning, purchasing and implementation capabilities
  • Excellent communication, relationship management and reasoning skills
  • Practical knowledge of Linux (3+ years), Email Servers (3+ years), and VOIP (1 year or more with Asterisk); Server Systems, Desktop Systems, Macs, Switches, Firewalls and direct attached storage
  • Experience in the broadcast industry will be a definite asset

 

Application Deadline:  Open on www.chz.com/careers until position is filled

 

Quoting ref# CNT-2017-05, please send your résumé with cover letter and salary expectations, 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 the company:  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.  The newly launched Bloomberg TV Canada is the first of several platforms under Channel Zero’s leadership that combines the best of Bloomberg’s global content with locally produced Canadian subject matter.  Channel Zero’s digital sales agency Junction Digital offers advertisers marketing solutions on CHCH.com, BloombergTV.ca, Andpop.com and ChartAttack.com, as well as the top ad exchanges.  Other divisions of Channel Zero include Channel Zero World Media, which operates Bollywood Times, Mehndi TV and Halla Bol – Canada’s first South Asian HD TV channels, and Ouat Media, an Academy Award® winning film sales and distribution company.  For more information, please visit www.chz.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