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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

 

 OUAT MEDIA NAMED EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTOR OF SELECT SHORT DOCUMENTARIES FROM THE NEW YORKER

(2023-04-20) Ouat Media will bring this slate to the 2023 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, taking place in Toronto from April 27th through May 7th.

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 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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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

Digital Campaign Manager Digital Campaign Manager

Are you passionate about digital marketing and driven to deliver exceptional results for clients? Are you inquisitive by nature and eager to bring new ad serving solutions to market? Are you a business builder and enjoy being part of an innovative and dynamic team? Fantastic! This role could be the perfect fit for you.

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Are you passionate about digital marketing and driven to deliver exceptional results for clients? Are you inquisitive by nature and eager to bring new ad serving solutions to market?

Are you a business builder and enjoy being part of an innovative and dynamic team?

Fantastic! This role could be the perfect fit for you.

 

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Digital Campaign Manager to join our team and spearhead marketing endeavors for our valued clients. In this role, you will play a pivotal part in supporting our clients’ business by crafting and implementing innovative digital marketing strategies and programs to drive success and sustainable growth. You will work closely with our Sales, Marketing, and Creative Services teams to bring winning campaigns to life. You will play a pivotal role in the launch of our Connected TV strategy.

 

The successful candidate has experience in digital marketing fundamentals ( PPC, Social, Programmatic ) can execute and monitor campaigns on platforms like Google Ad Manager, DV 360, Facebook Ad Manager and similar. You have knowledge within the CTV landscape.

 

Why Channel Zero:
• Diverse and Innovative Portfolio: Join a forward-thinking, independent Canadian media company that boasts a recognizable brand line up anchored by local news focused sites chch.com and brantbeacon.ca and broadcast television properties CHCH-TV, Rewind & Silver Screen Classics. Our Junction Digital product suite offers clients access to cutting-edge marketing solutions across various digital platforms and trading desks. Our Connected TV platform is gearing up to launch and you will play a role in its success.
• Impactful Role in Strategic Marketing: As a digital ad operations professional, you’ll collaborate with the Sales and Creative Services team to develop, execute and monitor digital marketing programs for our clients. Your contributions will directly influence the growth and produce results for our clients’ businesses.
• Collaborative Environment: Engage in a collaborative work culture where your ideas are valued and where you’ll work closely with the Sales, Marketing, Programming and Creative Services teams. This collaboration will allow you to leverage your digital marketing expertise while working hand-in-hand with colleagues to achieve exceptional results.
• Hamilton or Toronto Based: This role can be headquartered in either our Hamilton or Toronto Ontario office locations. We can design flexible work arrangements to create a role that balances the needs of the business with the uniqueness of your lifestyle
• Professional Growth & Development: Channel Zero values professional growth. Here, you’ll have access to ongoing learning opportunities, career development initiatives, and the chance to refine and expand your digital marketing skill set within a supportive and encouraging environment.
• Competitive Benefits and Compensation: Channel Zero values its team members and offers competitive benefits and compensation packages

 

Responsibilities:
• Collaborate closely with the Sales team to comprehend client objectives and develop tailored digital marketing strategies
• Build and execute digital marketing campaigns across Google Ads, Social Media, Programmatic Advertising, Google Ad Manager, and other platforms
• Serve as the key liaison between sales team and clients, ensuring seamless communication and a deep understanding of client requirements to provide outstanding service
• Analyze campaign performance metrics, provide insightful reports, and offer strategic recommendations to optimize campaign effectiveness.
• Manage reporting to assist Accounting with client invoicing and reconcile supplier invoices.
• Stay abreast of industry trends, tools, and best practices, applying this knowledge to enhance campaign performance and client satisfaction.
• Provide perspective and opinion on existing software platforms and 3rd party suppliers. Provide valuable input to decisions being made around new platform adoption, new supplier partnerships and other strategic decisions as they arise

• Attending client meetings as required and demonstrating the capability to take the lead on specific aspects of these discussions.

 

Requirements:
• Proven 3 to 5 years in digital marketing with a focus on campaign development and management and client support.
• Proficiency in managing digital advertising campaigns across various platforms such as Google Ads, Google Ad Manager, Facebook Ad Manager, Google DV 360 and Amazon Ads. Familiarity with SEO, Content Marketing, website UI/UX.
• Strong analytical skills to interpret data, derive actionable insights, and make data-driven decisions.
• Exceptional communication and client management abilities that have built and maintained strong relationships with clients and internal stakeholders.
• Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills with a keen eye for detail and a proactive approach to client needs.
• Excellent presentation skills. Good team player. Collegial in the workspace.
• Candidates with knowledge and experience in the Connected TV space will be given added consideration

 

Quoting ref# CHZ-DCM-06-2024, 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 dedicated to diversity in its workforce .We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining qualified individuals from typically underrepresented groups; candidates may elect to self identify as a member of a designated group. We want to reflect the diversity of the many communities that we serve, and thus provide a safe and equitable opportunity for all. 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. If you require accommodations at this or any stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an email to careers@chz.com

 

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. CHCH.com, brantbeacon.ca and the companion Social extensions of these provide millions with credible news content. Channel Zero’s digital sales agency Junction Digital offers advertisers marketing solutions on our owned and operated websites plus Google Ads, DV 360, Amazon Ads, Meta and other platforms. 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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Reporter Weekend Sports Reporter Weekend Sports

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 part-time Weekend Sports Reporter

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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 part-time Weekend Sports Reporter

CHCH News is a multiplatform organization serving the dynamic and rapidly growing regions of Hamilton,
Halton, Niagara, and Brant. We genuinely care about our community and about working in an environment
that allows each of us to bring our best selves to work.

 

The successful candidate will:
° Gather, write and present accurate and engaging sports news stories for broadcast and digital
° Edit and voice highlight packages
° Anchor the sportscast and interact with other anchors in a live environment
° Generate enterprise story ideas, always with a focus on local
° Report live on camera from the studio and in the field
° Work a minimum of two shifts per week, on Saturdays and Sundays
° Conduct research
° Develop and maintain contacts
° Be willing to act as a news reporter, when needed
° Perform other duties as required

 

The ideal candidate must:
° Submit a demo reel exhibiting excellence in journalism and presentation skills
° Possess a broadcast diploma or equivalent
° Possess at least one year of sports reporting experience in broadcast and digital platforms
° Possess an in-depth knowledge of local athletics and major league sports
° Ideally possess local sports contacts
° Experience in general news reporting would be an asset
° Be comfortable with social media and multimedia reporting
° Demonstrate strong spelling and grammar skills
° Be prepared to work various shifts, including some weekdays as required
° Have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
° Have a working knowledge of ENPS, Adobe Premiere Pro, or similar production systems
° Have familiarity with the current events, newsmakers, teams and athletes of Hamilton, Halton, Niagara and Brant

Posting Date: May 22, 2024
Application Deadline:May 27, 2024 @ 5:00 PM
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-RWS-PT-2024-05
(No Phone Calls Please)

 

2192190015 Ontario Inc. is a member of the Channel Zero group of companies and along with its subsidiaries, affiliates, and related companies is
dedicated to diversity in its workforce .We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining qualified individuals from typically
underrepresented groups; candidates may elect to self identify as a member of a designated group. We want to reflect the diversity of the many
communities that we serve, and thus provide a safe and equitable opportunity for all. 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. If you require accommodations at this or any stage of the
recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an email to careers@chz.com

About CHCHCHCH-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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Full-Time Line-Up-Editor, Morning Live Full-Time Line-Up-Editor, Morning Live

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. This is an overnight position. CHCH News is a multiplatform organization serving the dynamic and rapidly growing regions of Hamilton, Halton, Niagara and Brant. We genuinely care about our community and about working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best selves to work.

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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. This is an overnight position.

 

CHCH News is a multiplatform organization serving the dynamic and rapidly growing regions of Hamilton, Halton, Niagara and Brant. We genuinely care about our community and about working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best selves to work.

 

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 Morning Live producer and anchors
Liaise with control room staff to ensure smooth execution of the newscast
Work with the Morning Live reporter with their story or stories of the day
Liaise with the daytime assignment desk each day to ensure a smooth transition of stories requiring follow-up
Conduct research and interviews
Develop sources

 

The ideal candidate must:

 

Be a self-starter, able to work on their own during the night and also in a team environment
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 or similar
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
Knowledge of WordPress, Vizrt and Adobe Premiere Pro would be an asset
Be familiar with the people and places in Hamilton, Halton, Niagara and Brant

This a full-time, overnight position, Monday-Friday.

 

Posting date: May 8, 2024
Application Deadline: 5:00 pm, May 22,2024
Union position in Function Group FF, Wage Classification Rate 10
Please send your resume and cover letter in confidence to hr@chch.com quoting reference # CHCH LE- 2024-05 (No Phone Calls Please)

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 and far more on our digital platforms.

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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Part-Time News Writers Part-Time News Writers

Are you passionate about news?   Looking to innovate?   Want to work with a talented, hard-working team? We have three immediate openings for the position of part-time News Writer, with opportunities for career growth within our organization.

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

We have three immediate openings for the position of part-time News Writer, with opportunities for career growth within our organization.

 

CHCH News is a multiplatform organization serving the dynamic and rapidly growing regions of Hamilton, Halton, Niagara and Brant. We genuinely care about our community and about working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best selves to work.  

 

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 digital and broadcast platforms under tight deadlines

∙ 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

∙ Monitor wires for stories needed on broadcast or digital platforms

∙ Assist producers, reporters and videographers

∙ Producer, Web Content Creator, Reporter and Lineup Editor skills are an important asset for career growth opportunities

∙ Other duties as required

 

The ideal candidate must:

∙ At least one year of broadcast and/or CP-style news writing experience

∙ Demonstrate strong spelling and grammar skills

∙ Posses a journalism degree or diploma or equivalent education

∙ Be familiar with WordPress

∙ Be familiar with posting to, and interacting on, social media platforms

∙ Be well organized

∙ Have familiarity with ENPS or other such software would be an asset

∙ Be prepared to work various shifts, especially evenings, weekends and overnights

∙ Have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record

∙ Be familiar with the newsmakers and current events of Hamilton, Halton, Niagara, and Brant

 

Pay upgrades are available for positions such as Producer, Web Content Creator, and Lineup Editor

 

Posting Date: May 2, 2024

Application Deadline: May 16, 2024 @ 5:00 PM

Union position in Function Group EE, Wage Classification Rate 9 

Please send your resume and writing samples in confidence to hr@chch.com

Quote reference # CHCH-NW-PT-2024-05 (No Phone Calls Please)

 

2190015 Ontario Inc. is a member of the Channel Zero group of companies and along with its subsidiaries, affiliates, and related  companies is dedicated to diversity in its workforce .We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining qualified individuals from  typically underrepresented groups; candidates may elect to self-identify as a member of a designated group. We want to reflect the diversity of the many communities that we serve, and thus provide a safe and equitable opportunity for all. 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. If you require accommodations at this or any stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an email to careers@chz.com

 

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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Part Time Videographer Part Time Videographer

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 part-time Videographer (Video Journalist)

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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 part-time Videographer (Video Journalist)

 

CHCH News is a multiplatform organization serving the dynamic and rapidly growing regions of Hamilton, Halton, Niagara, and Brant. We genuinely care about our community and about working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best selves to work.

 

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

 

● Gather, shoot, edit, and present insightful, accurate, and engaging news stories for broadcast and digital
● Generate local and regional on-air content for our TV shows and for digital platforms
● Shoot video, take photos, and report news as it happens
● Identify multimedia storytelling opportunities while covering events that will enhance the station’s coverage and content across all platforms
● Operate ENG equipment and accessories for news gathering
● Develop story ideas for inclusion in news shows
● Develop and maintain contacts
● Other duties as required
● Must be available to work weekends as well as select overnight and weekday shifts
● Additional backup shift opportunities for candidates with Writer, Lineup Editor and Producer experience

 

Qualifications and Skills:

 

● Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
● At least two years of experience as a video journalist, with live television news experience
● A working knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro would be an asset
● A degree or diploma in Journalism or a relevant field is required.
● Strong interviewing, writing, and editing skills
● Possess a demonstrable history of working in various social media platforms
● A working knowledge of ENPS would be an asset
● Superior organizational, spelling, and grammar skills
● Ability to work in a live broadcast environment
● A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record

 

Posting Date: March 27, 2024
Application Deadline: April 10, 2024 @ 5:00 PM
Union position in Function Group G.2, Wage Classification Rate 11

 

Please send your resume and demo-reel in confidence to hr@chch.com quoting reference # CHCH-VJ-PT-2024-03 (No Phone Calls Please)

 

2190015 Ontario Inc. (CHCH-TV) is a member of the Channel Zero group of companies and along with its subsidiaries, affiliates, and related companies is dedicated to diversity in its workforce .We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining qualified individuals from typically underrepresented groups; candidates may elect to self identify as a member of a designated group. We want to reflect the diversity of the many communities that we serve, and thus provide a safe and equitable opportunity for all. 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. If you require accommodations at this or any stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an email to careers@chz.com

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. Millions more see us online on various platforms. 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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Account Executive(Retail/Local) - Full-Time Account Executive(Retail/Local) - Full-Time

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our passionate Sales Team. As one of our Account Executives, you will be responsible for the sale of commercial airtime on CHCH TV and other broadcast and digital brands.

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Job Duties/Accountabilities:  

 

  • Develop and maintain a portfolio of locally based advertisers to meet or exceed sales targets with a primary focus on generating new business across TV and digital media platforms;
  • Provide quality customer service with a focus on client retention through regular and relevant contact with potential clientele and advertising agencies;
  • Work in collaboration with management to assist in development of strategic integrated proposals;
  • Develop and present professional sales presentations and communications;
  • Draft sales agreements and ensure they are accurately implemented to completion;
  • Attend and participate in Sales meetings, liaise effectively and build positive relationships with all Sales Support functions including Creative Services, Traffic and Accounting; and
  • Aid in the collection of accounts, complete and submit all necessary paperwork, and other related duties as required

 

 

The ideal candidate will have:

 

  • 3-5 years’ of sales experience with a specialization in media preferred
  • Knowledge of broadcast and digital industry terms, standards and metrics is an asset
  • Experience in sourcing clients, networking and cold calling for new business
  • Demonstrated track record of meeting and exceeding goals; proven ability to manage work independently
  • Strong presentation and negotiating skills
  • Strong computer skills; experience with sales and/or CRM software an asset
  • The ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task and work under the pressure of deadlines and last minute revisions
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A self-motivated and enthusiastic desire to succeed
  • A valid G Class or higher driver’s license; have and maintain a clean driving record and own a reliable vehicle.

 

What’s in it for you:

 

  • As strong independent media company, we tell engaging stories and share information so that our audiences can lead richer, more rewarding lives.
  • Competitive Salary and commission, Comprehensive health and dental plan
  • You will be provided with laptop, cell phone, client entertainment budget, car plan, and basic home office setup
  • Opportunity for Team Incentive Trip

 

Posting Date:  Wednesday February 29, 2024

Quoting CHCH-AE-2024-02, please send your resume in confidence to hr@chch.com.

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Part-Time Master Control Operator Part-Time 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

 

Quoting ref# MC-2024-02, 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. If you require any accommodations at this or any stage of the recruitment
process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an email to careers@chz.com.

 

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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Broadcast Technician Broadcast Technician

Do you want to be part of a team that is working on new and emerging technologies? Do you have video experience as well as a passion for the technical aspects of Television? The Television landscape is changing with much more reliance on IT technology. This field is changing and we are looking for someone who wants to change and grow with it. Our team is collaborative and focused on our goals. If this sounds like a place where you can thrive we would love to hear from you. This is a full-time position where shifts are generally days but may include occasional evenings, nights and on-call.

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Do you want to be part of a team that is working on new and emerging technologies?  Do you have video experience as well as a passion for the technical aspects of Television?  The Television landscape is changing with much more reliance on IT technology.  This field is changing and we are looking for someone who wants to change and grow with it. Our team is collaborative and focused on our goals.  If this sounds like a place where you can thrive we would love to hear from you.

 

This is a full-time position where shifts are generally days but may include occasional evenings, nights and on-call.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set up and troubleshoot satellite transmissions, multiplexed signals and automation system operations for multiple broadcast streams and High-Definition channels
  • Effectively communicate with manager, master control operators, vendors, clients and management on all issues affecting the transmission of channels
  • Troubleshoot and maintain various Broadcast servers, computer servers, and Non-linear editing systems used in Digital media workflows
  • Troubleshoot and repair of traditional broadcast equipment such as video, master control switchers, routing switchers, and supporting infrastructure
  • Assist in the installation and commissioning of new facilities and/or addition or modification of existing facilities
  • Keep manager informed on all repairs and maintenance issues or other matters affecting operations
  • Update and maintain drawings and create new ones for assigned projects
  • Perform routine and preventive maintenance of computer systems and networks
  • Provide support of Master Control operations
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Key Qualifications:  

  • Broadcast Engineering Diploma/Degree or relevant experience in a broadcast engineering capacity
  • Ability to work under pressure, make sound decisions and find effective solutions
  • Competent technical ability to perform basic troubleshooting of both standard and high definition broadcast video/audio signals, with sound understanding of a variety of automation systems and video path flow
  • Ability to work with multiple platforms (Linux, Windows 64-bit systems and Mac OSX) troubleshoot issues and test updates
  • Excellent multitasking skills and great attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to problem solve
  • Willing and enthusiastic about learning new technologies
  • Must work well in a team environment at the same time work well under minimal supervision

 

Please send your résumé and cover letter in confidence to careers@chz.com quoting reference BT-2023-01

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. 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

Rob Montanaro
General Manager, Sales
rob.montanaro@chch.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

Inga Diev
General Manager
info@ouatmedia.com

For all other inquiries