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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 Writer - Part-time News Writer - Part-time

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 News Writer, 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 News Writer, part-time

 

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

 

  • Research and write news copy for broadcast and digital platforms
  • Monitor social media and news feeds
  • Assist Producer and Director
  • Liaise with Master Control & Traffic
  • Other duties as required

 

The ideal candidate must:

  • Possess at least six months of news writing and 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

 

 

Any employee who believes she/he is qualified, and who has an interest in this career opportunity should inform her/his 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, VP of News.

 

This is a union position: News Reporter, Functional Group 2, Classification Rate 11

 

Please send your resume and covering letter quoting reference # CHCH-NW-2019-02 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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News Videographer – Part-time News Videographer – Part-time

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 News Videographer, 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 News Videographer, part-time

 

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

 

  • Gather, shoot and edit  insightful, accurate and engaging news stories for broadcast and digital
  • Report live on camera
  • Conduct research
  • Develop and maintain contacts
  • Other duties as required

 

The ideal candidate must possess:

 

  • At least one year of television news reporting experience
  • A demo reel showing major-market excellence
  • Demonstrably strong spelling and grammar skills
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Readiness to work weekends and other shifts as required
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • 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

 

 

Any employee who believes she/he is qualified, and who has an interest in this career opportunity should inform her/his 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, VP of News.

 

This is a union position: News Reporter, Functional Group 2, Classification Rate 11

 

Please send your resume and covering letter quoting reference # CHCH-NV-2019-02 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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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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Channel Zero Inc. (CHZ) has a career opportunity for a part-time Master Control Operator at our Toronto office in The Junction (Keele & Dundas).

 

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-2019-01, 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 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