Cheddar is a live Post Cable Network focused on covering the most innovative products, technologies, and services transforming our lives. The network covers this news through the lens of the companies and executives driving these changes. Cheddar broadcasts from Post 10 on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and the Sprint Flatiron Building Store. It is available on Sling TV, Amazon, Pluto, 60% of smart TVs in the U.S., Vimeo and Twitter. The company was founded by Jon Steinberg, President and Chief Operating Officer of BuzzFeed from 2010 to 2014. Its investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, Raine Ventures, Comcast Ventures, AT&T, Amazon and Ribbit Capital.
Cheddar is looking for a creative, organized, and hardworking writer who can create attention-grabbing headlines, descriptions and copy that drive views. The news writer will clip segments, write SEO-friendly headlines, descriptions and articles for the most newsworthy and interesting portions of our livestreamed content. This person is responsible for choosing the content that best showcases and promotes Cheddar's image on cheddar.com and our app, as well as on Twitter. This job requires strong editorial judgment and writing skills as well as basic video editing skills.
Responsible for identifying and cutting 5-8 video clips daily.
Write 5-8 articles based on the most newsworthy live interviews of the day.
Write creative copy to draw viewers to watch and engage with Cheddar content.
Publish daily newsletter which requires identifying “best of” segments that highlight that day’s top guests on Cheddar.
Understand the core of Cheddar, and successfully translate that to informative and entertaining short-form programming.
Ability to write clean copy quickly without the need to be heavily edited
Strong news judgement and a passion for business and tech news.
Ability to write SEO-friendly headlines and knowledge of current SEO best-practices
Familiarity with CMS workflow and tagging procedures
Familiarity with editing software, SnappyTV preferred.
Working knowledge of production and post-production techniques.
Organizational skills and ability to work under tight deadlines.