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Part-Time Copywriter


WCNY connects with the curious of all ages through innovation, creative content, educational programs, and transformative experiences to open minds and spark change. A trusted media enterprise, WCNY is constantly evolving and fully engaged with a diverse audience that shares our passion for public service.  Together, we will contribute to community prosperity and embrace innovation to foster a well- informed, inspired world. We value passion to make a difference in the lives of those we serve every day, courage to embrace risks worth taking and overcome challenges, respect of one another’s diversity, opinions, and beliefs, service to the public through responsiveness to community values and needs, innovation in thoughts and actions that create new opportunities and valuable solutions., commitment to continuous reflection and improvement, and creativity in advancing impactful content and fostering shared resources for the public good.


Reports to–Director, Marketing, Communications & Creative Services

Date–Aug. 13


Here’s your chance to flex your wit and playfulness with words for one of America’s most beloved TV channels. Yes, the tried and true favorites like Sesame Street, Downton Abbey, Poldark, and more. There’s much more than meets the eye. Your diverse and creative copywriting skills are needed to support WCNY’s overall brand, three radio stations with locally-produced shows and on-air talent, a handful of locally-produced TV shows, Taste of Fame with celebrity chefs, live-televised auctions, an experiential learning program preparing the youth of tomorrow for career and college success, social media platforms that engage 22,000+ fans, community events, and plenty more.

BONUS: When you work for PBS (and WCNY), you align yourself with the most trusted organization in the country for 16 years in a row. Ready to join the communications and creative services team and make an impact with words? We’re looking for a Rockstar. Let’s get connected.

Essential Functions

  1. Write short and long-form copy for platforms including a print magazine, electronic newsletters, website, social media, billboards, print and digital ads, presentations, and whatever’s next.
  2. Edit and proofread copy
  3. Contribute to blog posts
  4. Write press releases
  5. Write scripts for radio and television promotions
  1. A willingness to go the extra mile when a project needs it.


  1. Experienced writer
  2. Familiarity with AP Style
  3. Ability to write content across multiple platforms
  4. Robust vocabulary
  5. Ability to juggle multiple projects
  6. Creative
  7. Focus on delivering results and team success
  8. Self-confident, self-motivated, self-starter, results-orientated, and success driven

Physical demands– Standard office functions.

Position Type/Expected Work Hours–Part time, Monday­-Friday. Position is not remote.


Required Education and Experience­

  1. Four-year bachelor’s degree in marketing, English, journalist or related field
  2. 3 to 5 years of copywriting experience

Additional eligibility qualifications­–Proficient in Microsoft Suite of products, content management systems

WCNY is an equal opportunity employer.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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