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

Account Executive Account Executive

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our passionate Sales Team. As one of our Account Executives, you will be responsible for the sale of commercial airtime on CHCH TV and other broadcast and digital brands.

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We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our passionate Sales Team.  As one of our Account Executives, you will be responsible for the sale of commercial airtime on CHCH TV and other broadcast and digital brands.

 

Job Duties/Accountabilities:           

  • Develop and maintain a portfolio of locally based advertisers to meet or exceed sales targets with a primary focus on generating new business across TV and digital media platforms;
  • Provide quality customer service with a focus on client retention through regular and relevant contact with all active and potential clientele and advertising agencies;
  • Work in collaboration with management to assist in development of strategic integrated proposals;
  • Develop and present professional sales presentations and communications;
  • Draft sales agreements and ensure they are accurately implemented to completion;
  • Attend and participate in Sales meetings, liaise effectively and build positive relationships with all Sales Support functions including Creative Services, Traffic and Accounting; and
  • Aid in the collection of overdue accounts, complete and submit all necessary paperwork, and other related duties as required

 

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3-5 years’ of sales experience with a specialization in media preferred
  • Knowledge of broadcast and digital industry terms, standards and metrics is an asset
  • Experience in sourcing clients, networking and cold calling for new business
  • Demonstrated track record of meeting and exceeding goals; proven ability to manage work independently
  • Strong presentation and negotiating skills
  • Strong computer skills; experience with sales and/or CRM software an asset
  • The ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task and work under the pressure of deadlines and last minute revisions
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A self-motivated and enthusiastic desire to succeed
  • A valid G Class or higher driver’s license; have and maintain a clean driving record and own a reliable vehicle.

 

What’s in it for you:

  • As strong independent media company, we tell engaging stories and share information so that our audiences can lead richer, more rewarding lives.
  • Competitive Salary and commission, Comprehensive health and dental plan
  • You will be provided with laptop, cell phone, client entertainment budget, car plan, and basic home office setup
  • Opportunity for Team Incentive Trip

 

 

Posting date: November 14, 2017

Application Deadline: Noon Monday November 27, 2017

 

 

Please send your résumé and covering letter quoting reference # CHCH-AE-2017-11 in confidence to: hr@chch.com (No Phone Calls Please)

 

2492616 Ontario Inc., providing commercial sales for 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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Programming Coordinator - Temporary Part-Time Programming Coordinator - Temporary Part-Time

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.

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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 Programming team.

 

The role of the Programming Coordinator, VoD is to support the Programming department in the preparation and delivery of programming to our Video on Demand (VoD) affiliates and partners.

 

Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for regularly scheduled delivery of Video on Demand (VoD) programming to partners and affiliates
  • Creation of metadata in XML formats
  • Creation of image files to support VoD programming
  • Organization of content according to broadcast schedule
  • Delivering programming through FTP
  • Working with Broadcast technicians to ensure successful and complete delivery
  • Basic contract review and verification
  • Must be able and willing to work on weekends and subject to varying shifts
  • Other duties as assigned

 

The Successful candidate will possess:  

  • Organization and careful attention to detail
  • Knowledge of video files and formats an asset
  • Knowledge of XML and metadata entry an asset
  • Familiarity with image editing (Photoshop, GIMP) an asset
  • Enthusiasm as a team player yet a self-motivated and a self-directed professional
  • Excellent organizational skills and able to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities
  • Excellent communication and administrative skills
  • Knowledge and passion for film and television

 

Application Deadline:  November 20th, 2017

 

To apply:     Quoting ref# CHZ-PC-2017-11, please send your résumé with cover letter, 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 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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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