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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

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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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