Freelance Copy Editor/Writer

Altice USA, New York, NY

One of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States

Duration: Full-Time


We are Altice USA; a family of businesses that includes Optimum, Suddenlink, Optimum Mobile, Optimum Business, A4 advertising, Cheddar, and News12. Our common goal is connecting our customers to friends and family, shows they love, advertising that resonates and news that matters. We're building a workforce that thrives on collaboration, inclusion, and innovation. We hope connecting you to a potential role is just the beginning.


Cheddar News is looking for a copyeditor/writer to ensure clean and engaging copy for the live morning news shows, Wake Up with Cheddar and Opening Bell. This person will spend each weekday morning reviewing producer scripts, graphics, and lower thirds to ensure accuracy and consistency. They will ensure the voice and tone of the show are reflected in every script and will be well-researched and has a passion for news and storytelling. The candidate will also assist the digital team with writing short articles for and the newsletter as well.

This is an early-morning position and will work across multiple teams, so candidates must have the maturity and excellent news judgment to make critical decisions about content and be able to handle breaking news.

What You'll Work On:

  • Copyedit scripts and lower thirds for errors and clarity
  • Write teases and cold opens as needed
  • Ensure scripts have one voice throughout the show
  • Confirm copy on all graphics relates to the story, script, and lower third
  • Assist producers in script enhancements
  • May be asked to write short stories of news that breaks overnight for the website
  • Write headlines and descriptions for syndication clips
  • Maintain the Cheddar News brand voice using an approachable & easy-to-digest style


  • 5+ years in copyediting. Daily news experience is preferred
  • Strong news judgment and broad knowledge of the top headlines of the day in the areas of news, politics, business, entertainment, and sports
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Portfolio of writing and copyediting work will be requested

Altice USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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About Altice USA

Altice USA is a communications and media company that enables its customers through the power of connectivity. With a relentless focus on challenging today’s norm while developing the telecommunication of the future, our products and services bring people closer together and connect them to the things that matter most to them, faster and more easily than ever before.

From high-speed broadband and ultra-HD video, to digital advertising solutions, local news, telephony, and wireless offerings, we are making connections possible around the country -- to businesses, to consumers, to communities, to schools, to hospitals, and everyone in between. 

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