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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

Programming Manager Programming Manager

Channel Zero Inc. is looking for an 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 Manager is to supervise the Programming department in the preparation of the programming, acquisitions and scheduling for all of the Channel Zero services.

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Channel Zero Inc. is looking for an 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 Manager is to supervise the Programming department in the preparation of the programming, acquisitions and scheduling for all of the Channel Zero services.

 

Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all programming initiatives, including but not limited to, scheduling, compliance, rights management and reporting
  • Oversee the daily operation of the programming department
  • Supervise and mentor a small team
  • Assist with content acquisitions and original productions for all networks
  • Track CRTC compliance on all networks and ensure timely filing of CRTC logs
  • Participate in programming strategy planning for all networks
  • Maintain the scheduling database and track all rights
  • Liaise with distributors to help obtain programming schedules and delivery information
  • Liaise with Editing, Operations, Marketing, Sales and Traffic to ensure effective workflow processes
  • Occasional weekend on-call duty
  • Other duties as assigned

 

The Successful Candidate will Possess: 

  • 3-5 years of experience in television programming, preferably in a supervisory role
  • Knowledge of Broadview scheduling system or other related television programming software
  • Familiarity with the CRTC rules and regulations
  • Experience in film or television scheduling with an emphasis on ratings-driven scheduling
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to resolve conflicts, provide motivation and build team morale
  • Enthusiasm as a team player yet a self-motivated and self-directed professional
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and research abilities
  • Excellent organizational skills and able to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities
  • Excellent communication and administrative skills

 

Please send your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to careers@chz.com quoting reference PM-2022-09

 

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 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.

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News Writer News Writer

Come and play a key role at CHCH News, a multiplatform news organization headlined by Canada’s leading local heritage station, CHCH-TV. We genuinely care about each other and about working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best selves to work. We have a strong commitment to quality news programming across multiple platforms serving the dynamic and rapidly growing regions of Hamilton, Halton and Niagara. Are you passionate about news? Looking to innovate? Want to work with a talented, hard-working team? We have two immediate openings for the position of part-time News Writers

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Come and play a key role at CHCH News, a multiplatform news organization headlined by Canada’s leading local heritage station, CHCH-TV. We genuinely care about each other and about working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best selves to work. We have a strong commitment to quality news programming across multiple platforms serving the dynamic and rapidly growing regions of Hamilton, Halton and Niagara. 

 

Are you passionate about news? Looking to innovate? Want to work with a talented, hard-working team? We have two immediate openings for the position of part-time News Writers

 

The following is a short list 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
  • Produce other content as needed for all platforms
  • Monitor and post to social media and other news feeds
  • Monitor live events to stream to our platforms
  • Assist producers and directors
  • Other duties as required

 

The ideal candidate must:

  • Possess broadcast and CP-style news writing experience
  • Be familiar with WordPress
  • Be familiar with posting to, and interacting on, social media platforms
  • Demonstrate strong spelling and grammar skills
  • Be well organized
  • Be prepared to work various shifts
  • Have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Be familiar with the newsmakers and current events of Hamilton, Halton and Niagara

 

Posting date:  September 8, 2022

 

Application Deadline:  5:00 pm, September 22, 2022

 

Union position in Function Group EE, Wage Classification Rate 9 

 

Please send your resume and cover letter in confidence to hr@chch.com quoting reference # CHCH-NW-2022-09 (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 bymovies, 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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Line-Up Editor, Morning Live Line-Up Editor, Morning Live

Come and play a key role at CHCH News, a multiplatform news organization headlined by Canada’s leading local heritage station, CHCH-TV. We genuinely care about each other and about working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best selves to work. We have a strong commitment to quality news programming across multiple platforms serving the dynamic and rapidly growing regions of Hamilton, Halton and Niagara. Are you passionate about news? Looking to innovate? Want to work with a talented, hard-working team? We have an immediate opening for the position of a permanent Full-Time Line- Up Editor for Morning Live.

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Come and play a key role at CHCH News, a multiplatform news organization headlined by Canada’s leading local heritage station, CHCH-TV. We genuinely care about each other and about working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best selves to work. We have a strong commitment to quality news programming across multiple platforms serving the dynamic and rapidly growing regions of Hamilton, Halton and Niagara. 

 

Are you passionate about news? Looking to innovate? Want to work with a talented, hard-working team? We have an immediate opening for the position of a permanent Full-Time Line- Up Editor for Morning Live.

 

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

 

  • Source and write clear, concise, and creative copy for Morning Live’s broadcast and digital platforms
  • Source video and other images for those stories
  • Line up newscasts in conjunction with the producer
  • Liaise with control room staff to ensure smooth execution of newscast
  • Work with the Morning Live reporter with their story or stories of the day.
  • Conduct research and interviews
  • Develop sources

 

The ideal candidate must:

 

  • Be a self-starter, able to work on their own and in a team
  • Have two years of editorial experience in a broadcast news environment
  • Have familiarity with ENPS
  • Possess strong writing skills that showcase visual literacy, and an appreciation of the importance of video and pictures in storytelling
  • Have at least six months of control room experience
  • Have a demonstrated ability to stay on top of developing stories and adapt to changing conditions
  • Possess the tenacity to track down sources and information quickly through social and conventional means
  • Have a commitment to accuracy and balance
  • Be familiar with the people and places in Hamilton, Halton, and Niagara

 

This a regular overnight position.

 

Please note that all positions are subject to change based on the job evaluation process

 

Posting Date:  September 9, 2022

Application Deadline:  5:00 pm, September 23, 2022

Union position in Function Group FF, Wage Classification Rate 10 

Please send your resume and cover letter in confidence to hr@chch.com quoting CHCH-LE-2022-09

 

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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Producer – Evening News Producer – Evening News

Are you ready to grow your career by taking on a new role at CHCH? We always look for qualified internal applicants within our own team to support their development. Come and play a key role at CHCH News, a multiplatform news organization headlined by Canada’s leading local heritage station, CHCH-TV. We genuinely care about each other and about working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best selves to work. We have a strong commitment to quality news programming across multiple platforms serving the dynamic and rapidly growing regions of Hamilton, Halton and Niagara.

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Are you ready to grow your career by taking on a new role at CHCH? We always look for qualified internal applicants within our own team to support their development.

 

Come and play a key role at CHCH News, a multiplatform news organization headlined by Canada’s leading local heritage station, CHCH-TV. We genuinely care about each other and about working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best selves to work. We have a strong commitment to quality news programming across multiple platforms serving the dynamic and rapidly growing regions of Hamilton, Halton and Niagara.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the news director, executive producer, assignment editor, digital lead and other news team members to develop and determine what stories and content will be featured in the newscasts and across all platforms.
  • In conjunction with the news director and executive producer, oversee the look, production and editorial direction of the Evening News and its associated online and social media accounts
  • Develop story ideas and contacts
  • Write scripts, intros and all show elements in conjunction with anchors and others, while efficiently and effectively communicating across the newsroom.
  • Supervise editorial line-up, provide creative direction and assignments to graphics operators and vet graphics, videos, and scripts
  • Take the show to air in the control room working with the control room staff, working closely with the director/switcher on the visual presentation
  • Follow breaking/developing news
  • Initiate ideas for stories and coverage, including for the integration of content on-air, online, and through social media
  • Monitor wires and social media for news
  • Other related duties (such as specials and other event programming) as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Several years of experience as a news producer is preferred.
  • Familiarity with the news and newsmakers of Hamilton, Halton and Niagara is a must
  • Proven editorial news judgment with high journalistic standards
  • Proven ability to prioritize and meet deadlines of several simultaneous duties, while maintaining focus and composure
  • Ability to lead a team and motivate staff
  • Superior communication skills
  • Creative and progressive writing skills
  • In depth knowledge of, and interest in, all news and current affairs

 

Please note that all positions are subject to change based on the job evaluation process

 

Posting Date:  September 2, 2022

Application Deadline:  5:00 pm, September 16, 2022

Union position in Function Group DD, Wage Classification Rate 14 

Please send your resume and cover letter in confidence to hr@chch.com quoting CHCH-P-2022-09

 

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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Digital Lead Digital Lead

Are you passionate about digital news? Looking to innovate? Want to work with a talented, hard-working team? Come and play a key role at CHCH News, a multiplatform news organization headlined by Canada’s leading local heritage station, CHCH-TV. We genuinely care about each other and about working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best selves to work. We have a strong commitment to quality news programming across multiple platforms serving the dynamic and rapidly growing regions of Hamilton, Halton and Niagara.

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Are you passionate about digital news? Looking to innovate? Want to work with a talented, hard-working team?

 

Come and play a key role at CHCH News, a multiplatform news organization headlined by Canada’s leading local heritage station, CHCH-TV. We genuinely care about each other and about working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best selves to work. We have a strong commitment to quality news programming across multiple platforms serving the dynamic and rapidly growing regions of Hamilton, Halton and Niagara.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Work with a team of hard-working and talented journalists and producers, guiding them in digital best practices, especially SEO
  • Source stories, create, find, and upload compelling news content – written and visual – for our various platforms and social streams.
  • Analyze analytics for audience insights to maximize the data produced by our feeds in order to help drive decision making and improve engagement
  • Know how to work with and maximize online platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok
  • Write and edit copy for CHCH.com
  • Manage multiple social media streams and execute content and social media strategies
  • Build the profile and relevance of CHCH’s online and social media presences
  • Lead the digital content team
  • Monitor social media and news feeds for breaking news
  • Instruct news gathering crews under the guidance of, and in concert with, the Assignment Editor and show Producers
  • Work independently with other teams to develop interactive and explanatory features for news specials
  • Keep on top of trends and latest digital innovations and emerging mobile news standards
  • Demonstrate ability to think visually when crafting a story
  • Handle multiple tasks and maintain creativity in a deadline oriented environment
  • Conduct research and keep meticulous files
  • Other duties as required

 

The ideal candidate must:

 

  • Possess at least three years of digital news production experience
  • Possess at least three years of editorial decision making experience
  • Be an excellent communicator, especially in pressure situations
  • Have a working knowledge of a video newsroom
  • Be well organized
  • Be prepared to work various shifts and weekends
  • Be proficient in CP Style
  • Have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Have a working knowledge of WordPress and other tools
  • Familiarity with the newsmakers and current events of the Hamilton, Halton and Niagara areas is an asset

 

 

Here’s what you can expect in return:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • An open environment receptive to new ideas
  • A manager who deeply cares about your development and long-term career at CHCH
  • A team that trusts and wants to win together
  • Smart and accomplished colleagues who are focused on both the “what” and the “how”

 

Posting Date:  August 11th  2022

Application Deadline:  5:00 pm, August 25th

New union position under review

 

Please send your resume and cover letter in confidence to hr@chch.com quoting CHCH-DL-2022-08

 

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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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