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WELCOME TO CHANNEL ZERO

Channel Zero is an independent Canadian media company that owns over-the-air channel CHCH-TV and specialty channels Rewind & Silver Screen Classics. Channel Zero’s digital sales agency Junction Digital offers advertisers marketing solutions on our owned and operated websites and social media platforms and beyond via our trading desk. The film division of Channel Zero features Ouat Media, an Academy Award® winning film sales and distribution company, and Channel Zero Studios, a creative production arm that brings scripted and unscripted projects to life with innovative partnerships. Channel Zero’s head office is located in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, please visit chz.com.

OUR TEAM (Click to expand)

Our Television Brands

CHCH logo
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.
Rewind Logo
Rewind is a Canadian television channel giving viewers a curated throwback movie experience. Rediscover the characters, quotes, and plot twists that defined pop culture today. Reconnect with some of your favourite films, or discover a film that you’ve never seen before. Reward yourself with our lineup of hundreds of movies, watch them uncensored, and in HD. Reconnect. Rediscover. Relive. Rewind. For more information, please visit watchrewind.com.
Silver Screen Classics Logo
Silver Screen Classics is the only Canadian TV channel specializing in classic films from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s, bringing you legendary movie stars like John Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor, Fred Astaire, Marilyn Monroe, Ginger Rogers, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren, Kirk Douglas, Spencer Tracy, Marlon Brando, and many others. For more information, please visit SilverScreenClassics.com.

Digital Platforms

CHCH
CHCH.com brings news and information for the Hamilton and Niagara regions to the second screen. At CHCH.com, visitors can live stream news & daytime programming, as well as select primetime and special event broadcasts. Online visitors can also catch up with past episodes of select CHCH original productions on-demand.

In addition, we specialize in creating custom integration opportunities for your brand through a host of original productions and breaking news content.

Digital Solutions

Junction Digital
Junction Digital is a digital marketing agency working with small, mid-sized and larger businesses and organizations to help them with all their online advertising needs. The services include search engine marketing, social media marketing and programmatic advertising. Junction Digital services go beyond advertising to provide website development, social media management, search engine optimization and creative services. For more information please visit JUNCTIONDIGITAL.CA.

AWARD-WINNING OUAT MEDIA

Ouat Media
Ouat Media is a Toronto-based distribution and sales company that specializes in short film. Recognized internationally as one of the world’s primary destinations for work by the industry’s rising stars, Ouat Media boasts an award-winning catalogue of titles featuring 12 Oscar® nominees including 3 Oscar® winners to date.

Broadcasting Services Offered

 
TELEVISION STUDIO RENTAL FACILITIES
Channel Zero has several studio rental facilities available for TV, film and commercial production shoots. Featuring Studio A (50’ x 80’) and Studio B (28’ x 31’) in Hamilton and green screen virtual set capabilities in both Hamilton and Toronto, we have the space, equipment and crew available to accommodate your production needs.
 
BROADCAST SIGNAL ORIGINATION SERVICES
Channel Zero provides Linear Channel Signal origination for a number of outside clients. Services provided include content ingest, file based workflow, Final Cut editing for playout, closed captioning of content for playout as well as live captioning capability, and live production integration

CREATIVE SERVICES
Channel Zero offers professional, one-stop, award winning creative services from an experienced team of Writer/Producers, Editors and Graphic Artists who can guide you through the entire creative process.

For more information about any of the Broadcasting Services we offer, please contact us.

In the News

 

 CHCH-TV OPENS NEW 4K-READY STUDIO IN HAMILTON

(2022-04-14) Hamilton, Halton & Niagara’s News Leader Now Broadcasting Daily From New Home on Innovation Drive

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 INTERNATIONAL ESPIONAGE DRAMA SERIES 'PROFESSIONALS' TO LAUNCH IN CANADA on CHCH-TV

(2022-01-27) 'Professionals' is first Canadian linear sale of Distribution Partnership between Incendo and Rainmaker Content. 'Professionals' stars Tom Welling, Brendan Fraser and Elena Anaya.

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 MOTHER FILMS AND OUAT MEDIA PARTNER FOR SUNDANCE WORLD PREMIERE “F^¢K ‘€M R!GHT B@¢K”

(2022-01-25) Comedy Live Action Short from Director Harris Doran stars Baltimore Rapper DDm, Kara Young and Catherine Curtain

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 OUA & CHCH PARTNER FOR 113TH YATES CUP

(2021-11-16) Coverage of the historic championship football game kicks off on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 1:00pm ET, available on all CHCH platforms including TV, YouTube, and chch.com.

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 CHCH-TV WELCOMES GREG O'BRIEN AS NEWS DIRECTOR

(2021-10-01) Greg O’Brien, formerly of Cartt.ca as founder and publisher, will be stepping into the News Director role effective immediately, overseeing the generation of news content across all CHCH-TV and all Channel Zero platforms, including television, digital, social media and podcasting.

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 OUAT MEDIA AND ELEVATION PICTURES ENTER DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP

(2021-09-24) Catalogue of selected internationally-acclaimed short films to be released on iTunes & Apple TV

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 CHCH-TV ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF NEWS VP

(2021-08-30) Mike Katrycz, VP of News, will be retiring at the end of September 2021 after 21 years at the station.

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 CHCH JOINS THE INNOVATION DRIVE NEIGHBOURHOOD

(2021-06-16) CHCH has taken up a temporary “Summer Camp” residence at the Hamilton Technology Centre on Innovation Drive

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 CHANNEL ZERO LAUNCHES STUDIO DIVISION

(2019-11-22) Led by industry veteran Jennifer Chen, Channel Zero Studios will produce original scripted content for all platforms

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 ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY ACTION COMES TO CHCH-TV

(2018-12-13) OJHL inks broadcast partnership with CHCH for slate of weekly matchups in 2018-2019 season

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 CHCH FINDS NEW HOME IN HAMILTON

(2018-10-17) New Broadcast Facility to Open on Innovation Drive by Spring 2021.

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 CHCH AND MOTION CONTENT GROUP LAUNCH DRAMA DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

(2018-01-31) CHCH and Motion Content Group today announce a partnership to invest in the creation of original high-quality Canadian programming with international appeal.

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 OUAT MEDIA WINS OSCAR AND CESAR AWARDS®!

(2014-03-03) Channel Zero’s Ouat Media Inc. is proud to announce JUST BEFORE LOSING EVERYTHING (AVANT QUE DE TOUT PERDRE) (dir. Xavier Legrand) as the 86th Academy Award® winner for Best Live Action Short Film. The film was also the recipient of the César Award® (the equivalent of the Oscar for France) for Best Short Film.

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Careers

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

Reception Administrator Reception Administrator

CHCH-TV is one of Canada’s leading local heritage stations serving the dynamic and rapidly growing regions of Hamilton, Halton and Niagara with a strong commitment to quality news programming. We have an immediate opening for a permanent Part-Time Reception Administrator. This position is required one day per week with the opportunity to be scheduled for additional shifts. CHCH is seeking an experienced and energetic part-time Reception Administrator, who will fit into a fun and fast-paced environment, to be team players and have the ability to be very hands-on. The Reception Administrator will report to the Director of Operations.

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CHCH-TV is one of Canada’s leading local heritage stations serving the dynamic and rapidly growing regions of Hamilton, Halton and Niagara with a strong commitment to quality news programming. We have an immediate opening for a permanent Part-Time Reception Administrator. This position is required one day per week with the opportunity to be scheduled for additional shifts.

 

CHCH is seeking an experienced and energetic part-time Reception Administrator, who will fit into a fun and fast-paced environment, to be team players and have the ability to be very hands-on. The Reception Administrator will report to the Director of Operations.

 

Key Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

  • Welcoming guests, following sign-in protocols, notification and escorting guests to the appropriate location
  • Transferring incoming calls
  • Participating in the Health and Safety Committee
  • Handling mail and invoices
  • Ordering office supplies
  • Tracking usage of EV Charging Stations
  • Maintaining equipment in the Gym
  • Replenishing stock in the restrooms and canteen
  • Weekly refrigerator purging and dishwasher emptying as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

 

The successful candidate must possess:

 

  • Experience working in an office environment
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively using strong oral and written skills
  • Proficiency in Google Suite
  • The ability to work alone as well as part of a team
  • Strong organization skills with enthusiasm and a positive attitude
  • The awareness of maintaining the office space
  • Skill in establishing priorities and managing workload
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A strong attendance history and punctuality

 

Posting Date: May 5, 2022

 

Application Deadline:  May 19, 2022 @ 4:00

 

This is a union position in Functional Group V.1, Classification Group 5

 

Please send your résumé and cover letter in confidence to hr@chch.com quoting reference # CHCH-RA-2022-05

 

All employees are required to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine series. The company requires proof of vaccination of all employees. Accommodations will be given due consideration for mandatory exceptions. 

 

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 Master Control Operator

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

All employees are required to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine series. The company requires proof of vaccination of all employees. Accommodations will be given due consideration for mandatory exceptions. 

 

Quoting ref# MC-2022-05, 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

Channel Zero is an independent Canadian media company that owns over-the-air channel CHCH-TV and specialty channels Rewind & Silver Screen Classics. Channel Zero’s digital sales agency Junction Digital offers advertisers marketing solutions on our owned and operated websites and social media platforms and beyond, via our trading desk. The film division of Channel Zero features Ouat Media, an Academy Award® winning film sales and distribution company, and Channel Zero Studios, a creative production arm that brings scripted and unscripted projects to life with innovative partnerships. Channel Zero’s head office is located in Toronto. 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

Advertising

Geoff Thrasher
General Manager, Sales
geoff.thrasher@chz.com
416.366.9688 x 2075
905.645.2075

Sponsorships

Britney Cochrane
Marketing & Promotions Specialist
britney.cochrane@chch.com
905.522.1101 x 2551

Junction Digital

Steve Macfarlane
Vice President
steve@junctiondigital.ca
416.492.1595 x 227

Ouat Media / Film Distribution

Inga Diev
General Manager
inga.diev@ouatmedia.com
416.492.1595 x 2112

For all other inquiries