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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

Technology Operation Supervisor Technology Operation Supervisor

Since 1954, CHCH-TV has been 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. The successful candidate’s position would be a Full-Time Technology Operations Supervisor. Be involved in the build out of our new facility where we will be using new and emerging technology to support a multiplatform digital newsroom. In this non-union position, you will supervise the Technology Operations staff at CHCH and lead an IT centric team that oversees the technology infrastructure of the Hamilton Facility.

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Since 1954, CHCH-TV has been 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.  The successful candidate’s position would be a Full-Time Technology Operations Supervisor. Be involved in the build out of our new facility where we will be using new and emerging technology to support a multiplatform digital newsroom. In this non-union position, you will supervise the Technology Operations staff at CHCH and lead an IT centric team that oversees the technology infrastructure of the Hamilton Facility.

 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Deliver exceptional and quality service to all users of technology
  • Provide total cost of ownership and impact analysis for planned upgrades
  • Oversee the technical infrastructure on a day to day basis, utilizing practical knowledge of Server Systems, Desktop Systems, Switches, Firewalls and network attached storage,  VOIP Systems, Email Systems, Security systems as well as other systems as required
  • Provide critical problem solving, sound decision making and strategic architectural planning, purchasing and implementation
  • Maintain excellent communication and relationships with management
  • Demonstrate sound leadership skills including the ability to motivate and lead others when working under pressure
  • Mentor and provide feedback to subordinates through informal and formal processes
  • Develop a strong team of technicians through training and effective two-way communication
  • Oversee the Hamilton Transmitter & Maintenance Technicians staff schedules and workflow
  • Effectively troubleshoot and problem solve hardware and software issues for timely resolution
  • Liaise with outside vendors and technical support in a professional manner
  • Project manage the planning and implementation of Technology Operations Department projects under the guidance of Director of Operations
  • Strong communication with News Programming and News Operations teams and the Senior Management on all issues affecting the technical infrastructure of the Technology Operations Department
  • Some travel will be required
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Key Qualifications:

 

  • Dedication and commitment to quality and exceptional service delivery
  • A successful five year history of supporting a technical infrastructure and a proven ability to handle day to day needs of a small to medium sized office, supporting both technical and non-technical employees
  • Excellent problem solving, sound decision making and strategic architectural planning, purchasing and implementation capabilities
  • Excellent communication, relationship management and reasoning skills
  • Practical knowledge of Linux (3 + years), Email Servers (3 + years), and VOIP (1 year or more with Asterisk); Server Systems, Desktop Systems, Macs, Switches, Firewalls and Network Attached Storage
  • Experience in the broadcast industry will be a definite asset                                … /2

 

 

Please be aware that we are in the process of developing a workplace COVID-19 vaccine policy. In the future, we may ask for proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Accommodations for exemptions will be considered.

 

Please send your resume and cover letter in confidence to hr@chch.com quoting Reference# CHCH-TOS-2021-10

 

 

21950015 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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CHCH-TV is one of Canada’s leading local heritage stations with a strong commitment to quality news programming serving the dynamic and rapidly growing regions of Hamilton, Halton and Niagara. We have an immediate opportunity for a Full-Time Reporter.

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CHCH-TV is one of Canada’s leading local heritage stations with a strong commitment to quality news programming serving the dynamic and rapidly growing regions of Hamilton, Halton and Niagara. We have an immediate opportunity for a Full-Time Reporter.

 

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

 

  • Gather, write and present accurate and engaging news stories for broadcast and digital
  • Generate enterprise story ideas
  • Report live on camera from the field and studio
  • Conduct research
  • Develop and maintain contacts
  • Other duties as required

 

The ideal candidate must:

 

  • Submit a demo reel exhibiting major-market excellence in journalism and presentation skills
  • Possess a broadcast diploma or equivalent
  • Possess at least two years of news reporting experience in broadcast and digital platforms
  • Be comfortable with social media and multimedia reporting
  • Demonstrate strong spelling and grammar skills
  • Be prepared to work various shifts
  • Have a valid drivers license and a clean driving record
  • Have a working knowledge of ENPS or similar production systems
  • Have familiarity with the currents events and newsmakers of Hamilton, Halton, and Niagara

 

 

Posting Date:  October 5, 2021

 

Application Deadline:  5:00 pm, October 19, 2021

 

Union position in Function Group G.1, Wage Classification Rate 10 

 

Please send your resume and demo-reel in confidence to hr@chch.com quoting reference # CHCH-R-2021-10

(No Phone Calls Please)

 

Please be aware that we are in the process of developing a workplace COVID-19 vaccine policy. In the future, we may ask for proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Accommodations for exemptions will be considered.

 

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