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

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.
  • Overnight shifts as well as scheduled on-call.

 

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-2015-08, please send résumé and covering letter to: careers@chz.com

 

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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Programming Coordinator (fluent in Hindi) Programming Coordinator (fluent in Hindi)

Here we grow again! Channel Zero is looking for another Programming Coordinator 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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Here we grow again!  Channel Zero Inc. is looking for another 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: Wednesday September 2, 2015

 

Quoting ref# PC-2015-08 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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Reporter Reporter

Channel Zero (CHZ) and Bloomberg are seeking experienced Reporters to be part of the founding team of Bloomberg TV Canada. Can you break down the corporate speak and unlock the facts on important business news? Are you an experienced reporter and good storyteller rolled into one? Do you like getting out and finding the next big thing?

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Location:  Toronto, Canada

 

 

Channel Zero (CHZ) and Bloomberg are seeking experienced Reporters to be part of the founding team of Bloomberg TV Canada.

Can you break down the corporate speak and unlock the facts on important business news?  Are you an experienced reporter and good storyteller rolled into one?  Do you like getting out and finding the next big thing? You’ll be involved in reporting for daily news and markets shows.  You will also work on reports and programs from the field.  The successful applicant will have a strong passion for reporting on business news.  The understanding of financial markets, knowledge to identify relevant company news and financial market themes, and the ability to work under tough deadline pressure are all required. Experience writing and producing stories and content for television is essential.  Previous experience in live television reporting is highly desirable. International experience is helpful.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reporting market and business news for daily live broadcasting
  • Making and managing industry contacts
  • Pitching, researching, writing and presenting compelling stories for multiple platforms
  • Breaking news
  • Interviewing and reporting from the field
  • Other duties as required

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • A journalism and or business /financial qualification is desirable
  • 5 years or more of on-air TV reporting experience required
  • Good presentation skills
  • Live reporting experience preferable
  • Strong packaging/writing skills
  • Knowledge of Canadian business and financial markets required
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Experience with digital media platforms and integration desirable

 

 

To apply:    Quoting ref# BTC-R-2015, please send your résumé with cover letter and salary expectations, in confidence to:   careers@chz.com    (no phone calls please)

 

A demo reel of recent on-air work is required to be considered for this position.

 

Bloomberg TV Canada (CHZ Business News Net 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.

 

 

The Companies:

 

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.  Launching in 2015, Bloomberg TV Canada is the first of several platforms under Channel Zero’s leadership that will combine the best of Bloomberg’s global branded content with Bloomberg original and Canadian subject matter. Also within the parent company’s portfolio are Channel Zero Digital, which owns popular sites Andpop and ChartAttack, and the digital companions of its broadcast brands; and Channel Zero World Media, which operates Bollywood Times, Mehndi TV and Halla Bol – Canada’s first South Asian HD TV channels. Channel Zero also operates Ouat Media, an Academy Award® winning film sales and distribution company.  For more information, please visit www.chz.com.

 

Bloomberg connects influential decision-makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. Its strength – quickly and accurately delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology – is at the core of everything it does.  With over 15,500 employees in 192 locations, Bloomberg delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.  For more information, please visit www.bloombergbusiness.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