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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, solid leadership skills and a keen editorial eye. This opportunity is for a 1 year contract at our Toronto office in The Junction (Keele & Dundas)

 

Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the production team in delivering a daily news magazine show by providing direction, support and mentorship.
  • Develop interesting, original and current story ideas
  • Deliver finished, quality segments for a daily program including the research, writing, coordinating schedules, shooting and editing with small team
  • Plan and execute original content for online and social media platforms
  • Responsible for writing segments including interview questions, scripts, news line and other items
  • 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
  • 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
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to resolve conflicts, provide motivation and build team morale
  • Experience in research, writing and producing factual on-air content
  • Familiarity with techniques for shooting, editing and video production
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • The creativity to develop interesting stories appealing to broad audiences
  • The ability to excel under tight deadlines and problem-solve in intense situations
  • Familiarity with post-production software (Adobe Creative Suite) and production workflow
  • Experience with digital content creation and online editing/copywriting

 

 

Application Deadline:  May 25th 2019

 

Quoting ref# P-2019-04, please send resume, covering letter with salary expectations and a writing sample and/or demo reel 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.