Freelance News Assistant - TWC News, Syracuse

Posted On: August 11, 2015


Media Organization: TWC News

Company Description

Time Warner Cable News began cablecasting as News 10 Now on November 7, 2003 — we are part of a network of twelve 24-hour local news channels owned and operated by Time Warner Cable nationwide. Time Warner Cable News operates from its headquarters building in downtown Syracuse, the historic former New York Central train station. Time Warner Cable News has a huge coverage area, a 15,000+ square mile chunk of Upstate New York, and to cover that well we provide two separate program feeds. Time Warner Cable News for Central and Northern New York covers the metropolitan Syracuse area, Utica and the Mohawk Valley, the Adirondack Tri-Lakes area, plus Watertown and the St. Lawrence Seaway/Canadian border region.

Job Description

Responsible for shooting video and sound bites and conducting interviews in the field, working both alone and with a reporter. Fills in on Assignment Desk as-needed.

•Shoots b-roll and conducts interviews
•Reports relevant information back to station from scene of news events
•Assists Reporters with gathering b-roll and interviews
•Assists Reporters and Truck Operators during live shots and live events
•Checks equipment and notifies ENG of equipment problems
•Makes sure tapes or P2 cards are properly labeled before being ingested
•Enters information into Planning Grid and researches stories for Assignment Desk
•Trains interns/new hires in the field

•Must be able to drive to story locations (must have valid Driver’s License)
•Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
•Must be able to work shifts as needed in a 24/7 newsroom including overnights, weekends, and holidays

Other duties as assigned.


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.

•Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field preferred
•One year of experience working in news preferred.

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

To Apply

Only applicants who apply online at will be considered.