Freelance Writer - NY1 News

Posted On: January 28, 2015

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Time Warner Cable News

Company Description

NY1 News is Time Warner Cable's 24-hour news channel in New York City. Available on Time Warner Cable throughout the five boroughs – and in parts of Westchester and Hudson Valley as well as Bergen and Hudson counties in New Jersey – NY1 covers the city with more than 40 full-time reporters.

NY1 is available to New York City's Time Warner Cable subscribers on channel 1 and in the "News & Info" category on channel 200. NY1's dedicated Rail and Road channel can be seen on channel 214 in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Selected NY1 material can also be seen anytime on TWC's Local On Demand channel, 1020.

Job Description


Writes assigned stories, cuts video and sound bites and creates elements, including graphics and lower-thirds. Responsible for producing factual, clear, interesting news stories on deadline.

• Writes copy

• Edits video & sound bites both for assigned stories and reporter live shots

• Watches local news and reads local newspapers to stay up to date on issues affecting our viewers

• Updates scripts as stories change

• Works closely with Producers, Executive Producers, Reporters and Assignment Desk to relay and receive information for stories

• Must be able to work shifts as needed in a 24/7 newsroom including overnights, weekends, and holidays

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.

Other duties as assigned.


• One year of experience working in news preferred.

• Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Journalism or related field

Time Warner Cable supports a drug-free environment and is EOE M/F/V/D.

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