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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 10/17/2016

Time Warner Cable Syracuse, NY

Syracuse, NY
AJE Ref #
Job Classification
Part Time
Job Type
Company Ref #
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Position Type: Part Time


The Time Warner Cable News and Local Programming Division is looking for a FreelanceDigital Content Associate Producer to produce editorial content for, the website of TWC s 24-hour cable news station. The successful candidate will have strong news writing and social media skills, a familiarity with Internet publishing tools, and a positive, can-do attitude that allows them to work on deadline in a fast-paced environment.

Essential Duties

Prepares online news and feature stories based on on-air scripts as well as information provided by the assignment desk, wire services, newspapers, press releases and footage shot in the field.

Copy edits for accuracy, clarity, factual content, grammar and spelling while maintaining editorial standards and reporter s personal style.

Handles publication of text, video and images to site using online publishing tools and other computer programs.

Uses a combination of editorial judgment and online performance metrics to set editorial tone of site by placing news stories in a compelling order and effectively promoting them on social media.

Utilizes social media tools to promote online and on-air content, and to post updates on developing news stories.

During breaking news situations, writes original news stories in AP print style.

Maintains highest degree of quality and ethical standards in presentation of material.

Production Duties
Operates Adobe CQ5 content management system for publication of stories.

Uses Dalet newsroom management system to access source material.

Encodes video clips for website using newsroom video tools.

Captures still images from video clips for stories.

Uses file transfer program to upload video clips to website.

Uses online tools to manage news channel s social media accounts.

Uses online tools to send out text and e-mail alerts.

Monitors site metrics on various dashboards.


Strong writing and copy editing skills.

Solid news judgment.

Excellent communication skills.

Familiarity with Internet publishing workflow, including experience with a content management system, image editing software, video editing tools and social media platforms.

Ability to tell engaging stories in the digital space by adding video assets, photos, social, etc.

Ability to work on deadline in an organized fashion and to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

Familiarity with trends in online news.

Willingness to work flexible shifts, including weekends, as needed.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelors Degree, preferably in Journalism/Communication/English or related field.
1+ years of editorial experience producing news, sports, and/or life

More on TWC: Time Warner Cable reaffirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, current unemployment status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

Time Warner Cable is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Current Unemployment Status.

FCC Unit: 1053

Controlling Establishment ID: 00234 - Syracuse 815 Erie Blvd

Job Code: TWCNPR200 Producer, Digital Cont Assoc Nonexempt