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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

 

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 Reporter (Weather & Traffic) News Reporter (Weather & Traffic)

CHCH-TV is one of Canada’s leading independent heritage stations located in the dynamic and rapidly growing city of Hamilton, with a strong commitment to quality news programming We have an exciting opportunity available for a weather and traffic reporter who excels at accurately analyzing and forecasting weather and staying on top of traffic conditions, and has a personality that shines through pre-dawn darkness and evening shade.

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CHCH-TV is one of Canada’s leading independent heritage stations located in the dynamic and rapidly growing city of Hamilton, with a strong commitment to quality news programming

 

We have an exciting opportunity available for a weather and traffic reporter who excels at accurately analyzing and forecasting weather and staying on top of traffic conditions, and has a personality that shines through pre-dawn darkness and evening shade.   

 

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

 

  • Gather, prepare and present insightful, accurate and engaging weather and traffic reports
  • Prepare weather and traffic content for digital and social publication
  • Initiate stories and segments
  • Other duties as required

 

The ideal candidate must possess:

 

  • At least two years of weather and traffic reporting experience in a live broadcast environment
  • A demo reel exhibiting major-market excellence
  • Demonstrably engaging live presentation skills
  • A commitment to working split shifts (morning and evening)
  • Demonstrably strong spelling and grammar skills
  • A working knowledge of Baron Weather System
  • Superior organizational skills
  • A broadcast diploma or equivalent
  • A valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record
  • An enhanced driver’s licence or passport
  • A working knowledge of ENPS

 

 

This is a union position: News Reporter, Functional Group G.1, Classification Rate 10. This position will require a split shift for the Morning Live and Evening News. This opportunity could be full-time or part-time depending on the successful candidate(s).

 

Please send your resume and covering letter quoting reference # CHCH-NR-2019-11 in confidence to:hr@chch.com (No Phone Calls Please)

 

 

2190015 Ontario Inc. is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in its workforce.

 

2190015 Ontario 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 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 Production Assistant

CHCH-TV is one of Canada’s leading independent heritage stations located in the dynamic and rapidly growing city of Hamilton, with a strong commitment to quality news programming We have an immediate opportunity for a Production Assistant, part-time

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CHCH-TV is one of Canada’s leading independent heritage stations located in the dynamic and rapidly growing city of Hamilton, with a strong commitment to quality news programming

 

We have an immediate opportunity for a Production Assistant, part-time

 

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:

 

  • 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

 

 

This is a union position: Production Assistant, Functional Group P, Classification Rate 8

 

Please send your resume and covering letter quoting reference # CHCH-PA-2019-11 in confidence to:hr@chch.com (No Phone Calls Please)

 

 

2190015 Ontario Inc. is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in its workforce.

 

2190015 Ontario 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 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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Segment Producer-Videographer Segment Producer-Videographer

Channel Zero Inc. is looking for an organized, charismatic, energetic, self-motivated, quick learner who is able to work with minimum supervision to join our dynamic original production team. The ideal candidate has strong, versatile writing skills, production experience, and a keen editorial eye.

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Channel Zero Inc. is looking for an organized, charismatic, energetic, self-motivated, quick learner who is able to work with minimum supervision to join our dynamic original production team. The ideal candidate has strong, versatile writing skills, production experience, and a keen editorial eye.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the production team in delivering a daily news magazine show program for broadcast and online
  • Develop original story ideas, including writing segments with compelling interviews
  • Deliver finished, high quality segments for a daily program on a variety of topics including current affairs, entertainment, lifestyle, and social trends
  • Research, write, coordinate schedules and assist with shooting own segments
  • Plan and execute original content for online and social media platforms
  • Work closely with any on-air guests or contributors in the development of on-air content
  • Ensure all content both for broadcast and digital meet the highest journalistic standards, sound news judgement is essential
  • Monitor and stay up-to-date on news, current events and stories that matter to Canadians
  • Other duties as assigned

 

The Successful candidate will possess:

  • 3-5 years of broadcast journalism or television producing experience
  • Post-secondary education in Journalism or equivalent experience
  • Willingness to be on-camera
  • An ability to generate story ideas independently with experience in research, writing and producing factual on-air content
  • Experience in a daily newsroom environment would be an asset
  • Knowledge of the Canadian film, music and entertainment industry would be an asset
  • Knowledge of techniques for shooting, editing and video production would be an asset
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • The ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Familiarity with post-production software (Adobe Creative Suite) and production workflow
  • Serve as a positive ambassador of the show and the company

 

 

Application Deadline:  November 15, 2019

 

 

Quoting ref# SPV-2019-11, Please submit your resume, cover letter with salary expectations and a writing sample and/or demo reel 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 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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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). Cooperative Education and Internship opportunities include roles in HR, Accounting, Marketing and Sales (along with the traditional Broadcast roles)

Learn more about our Co-op and internship opportunities