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.

 

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

 

Current Opportunities

Line-up Editor Line-up Editor

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

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There is a full-time position available in the News department 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: Group 10 FF.  Any current employee who believes they are qualified, and who has an interest in this career opportunity should inform their 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. News.

 

Posting date: February 16, 2018

Application Deadline: Noon Monday, February 26, 2018

 

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

 

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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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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Channel Producer (fluent in Hindi) Channel Producer (fluent in Hindi)

Channel Zero Inc. is looking for an organized, enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated, quick learner who is able to join our dynamic team. The role of the Channel Producer is to support the Programming and Editing departments in the execution of the programming, acquisitions, scheduling and marketing for Channel Zero’s World Media service, Halla Bol! Canada’s first Hindi-language children’s channel.

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

 

The role of the Channel Producer is to support the Programming and Editing departments in the execution of the programming, acquisitions, scheduling and marketing for Channel Zero’s World Media service, Halla Bol! Canada’s first Hindi-language children’s channel.

 

Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for delivering a quality broadcast through effective prioritization of scheduling and promotion.
  • Responsible for all aspects of scheduling the channels including the management of content assets from delivery to broadcast.
  • Preparing content assets technically for broadcast including timing, insertion of breaks and editing as required.
  • All aspects of creating on-air promotions inclusive of concept and script development.
  • Assist and support 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 the channel
  • Create EPG reports and ensure accurate on-air programming guides
  • Respond to viewer queries and comments
  • Administrative duties such as expenses, scheduling and any additional support required
  • Other duties as assigned

 

The Successful candidate will possess:  

  • Fluency in Hindi a must, Urdu and Punjabi an asset
  • A strong understanding of Final Cut Pro Studio and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • An intermediate understanding of After Effects and Cinema 4D
  • An understanding of Indian cultural events and holidays.
  • Excellent organizational skills and able to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities to meet strict deadlines.
  • Familiarity with post production broadcast standards and file formats
  • Willingness to do voice-over work an asset
  • Trailer creation and on-air promotions experience an asset
  • Knowledge of Broadview scheduling system or other related television programming software, an asset
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and research abilities
  • Enthusiasm as a team player yet a self-motivated and a self-directed professional
  • Excellent communication and administrative skills

 

Application Deadline:  February 23rd, 2018

 

To apply:     Quoting ref# CHZ-CP-2018-02, please send your demo reel, 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 Channel Zero Inc.

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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Accounting Manager Accounting Manager

CHCH-TV in Hamilton, Ontario is seeking an experienced, hands-on Accounting Manager to manage the day to day financial activities and reporting. This is a contract position for up to one year and is located in Hamilton, Ontario. Anticipated start date is March 5, 2018.

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CHCH-TV in Hamilton, Ontario is seeking an experienced, hands-on Accounting Manager to manage the day to day financial activities and reporting. This is a contract position for up to one year and is located in Hamilton, Ontario.  Anticipated start date is March 5, 2018.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assume ownership for the accurate financial reporting of the CHCH Operations.
  • Work closely with the Controller and Senior Management team to provide ongoing support for decision- making, budget development, expense analysis, business cases, issue resolution and effective communication of results through monthly reporting.
  • Manage all invoicing, accounts receivable, collections and accounts payable processes to maximize cash flow.
  • Analyze and understand station expenditures and seek opportunities to contribute to the financial success of the business.
  • Prepare monthly sales commission calculations
  • Reconcile and manage CHCH Operational intercompany transactions and liaise with Toronto office to ensure accuracy.
  • Prepare month end company & department financial statements as well as multi-entity consolidated financial statements
  • Prepare year end schedules, liaise with external auditors and prepare regulatory reporting
  • Effective financial report design and system administration.
  • Work closely with all CHCH departments and the Toronto Office to maximize the efficiency of all accounting processes.

 

Essential Qualifications:

  • Accounting designation with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the financial success of an organization.
  • Mature, professional, reliable, diligent, sense of fun.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, comfortable interacting with Senior Management and ability to develop strong internal and external relationships.
  • A Self Starter who can work with a fair degree of autonomy and independence, and at the same time, ensure senior management and other stakeholders are kept informed of ongoing situations.
  • Works well in a collaborative, fast paced, always changing environment.
  • A general understanding of the broadcast industry would be a definite asset.
  • Must be fully fluent in Word, Excel, Outlook and relevant accounting software. Experience with Adagio accounting software would be an asset.
  • Some travel to Toronto may be required.

 

Application Deadline: Noon Monday January 15, 2018

 

Please send your résumé and covering letter, with salary expectations, quoting reference # CHCH-AM-2017-12 in confidence to: hr@chch.com  (No Phone Calls Please)

 

2492619 Ontario Inc., providing administrative services to CHCH TV and other broadcast and digital media, 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