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

Master Control Operator - PT Master Control Operator - PT

Channel Zero Inc. (CHZ) has a career opportunity for a part-time Master Control Operator at our Toronto office in The Junction (Keele & Dundas).

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Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor outgoing signals and ensure integrity of all channels
  • Prepare, import and maintain schedules to automations
  • Make revisions to program schedules as directed by the Programming, Production and/or Traffic Departments
  • Load and ensure accuracy of program schedules, and make changes as necessary
  • Prepare all programming, commercial and promotional content for air/play-out, including encoding, downloading and transcoding media
  • Review, segment and ensure technical quality, accuracy and completeness of all media
  • Basic editing tasks using Final Cut Pro
  • Setup, receive and record multiple incoming signals (i.e. satellite, fibre, adjacent systems, etc.)
  • Work closely with the Engineering department to ensure the functionality of all equipment and to perform basic equipment maintenance,
  • React promptly to technical issues, and advise appropriate personnel in a timely manner
  • Complete daily reports on Master Control operations
  • Prepare and maintain VOD content for BDUs
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

 

The ideal candidate will possess:  

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent multitasking skills and great attention to detail
  • Technical ability to perform basic troubleshooting of both standard and high definition broadcast video/audio signals
  • Ability to ingest and edit content as well as basic operation of production switcher for live cut-ins
  • Ability to work with multiple platforms (Windows 64-bit systems XP, Vista, 7 and Mac OSX, Leopard) and to map drives and use networks
  • Willing and enthusiastic about learning new technologies
  • Must be able to do shift work including overnights, weekends, and holidays
  • Must work well in team environment at the same time work well under minimal supervision
  • Relevant experience in a Master Control facility will be a definite asset

 

 

 

Quoting ref# MC-2018-05, please send résumé and covering letter with salary expectations to: careers@chz.com

 

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. Channel Zero’s digital sales agency Junction Digital offers advertisers marketing solutions on CHCH.com, Bloomberg.com, Andpop.com and ChartAttack.com, as well as the top ad exchanges. Other divisions of Channel Zero include Channel Zero World Media, which operates HallaBol – Canada’s first South Asian HD TV channel – and TV Asia; and 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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Broadcast Technician Broadcast Technician

Channel Zero Inc. has an immediate career opportunity for a Broadcast Technician in Toronto. At Channel Zero, we are driven by a passion to build effective solutions. With change being a constant, the ideal candidate has the ability to adapt and change direction.

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Channel Zero Inc. has an immediate career opportunity for a Broadcast Technician in Toronto. At Channel Zero, we are driven by a passion to build effective solutions. With change being a constant, the ideal candidate has the ability to adapt and change direction.

 

This is a full-time, junior level position.  Shifts are generally days but may include occasional evenings, nights and on-call.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set up and troubleshoot satellite transmissions, multiplexed signals and automation system operations for multiple broadcast streams and High-Definition channels.
  • Effectively communicate with manager, master control operators, vendors, clients and management on all issues affecting the transmission of channels.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain various Broadcast servers, computer servers, and Non-linear editing systems used in Digital media workflows.
  • Troubleshoot and repair of traditional broadcast equipment such as, video master control switchers, routing switchers, and supporting infrastructure.
  • Assist in the installation and commissioning of new facilities and/or addition or modification of existing facilities.
  • Keep manager informed on all repairs and maintenance issues or other matters affecting operations.
  • Update and maintain drawings and create new ones for assigned projects.
  • Perform routine and preventive maintenance of computer systems and networks.
  • Provide support of master control operations.

 

Key qualifications:  

  • Broadcast Engineering Diploma/Degree or relevant experience in a broadcast engineering capacity.
  • Ability to work under pressure, make sound decisions and find effective solutions.
  • Competent technical ability to perform basic troubleshooting of both standard and high definition broadcast video/audio signals, with sound understanding of a variety of automation systems and video path flow.
  • Ability to work with multiple platforms (Linux, Windows 64-bit systems and Mac OSX) troubleshoot issues and test updates.
  • Excellent multitasking skills and great attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to problem solve.
  • Willing and enthusiastic about learning new technologies.
  • Must work well in team environment at the same time work well under minimal supervision.

 

 

Application Deadline: Open until position is filled

 

Quoting ref# BT-2018-04, please send your résumé with cover letter and salary expectations, in confidence to:  careers@chz.com

 

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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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