Jeff Ortega of Clintonville has joined the staff of Time Warner Cable as a communications manager.

Jeff Ortega of Clintonville has joined the staff of Time Warner Cable as a communications manager.

In his new role, Ortega will be responsible for internal and external communications, including providing media relations support on product rollouts, competi-tive strategy, channel lineup changes and crisis communications.

Ortega most recently served as the top press spokesperson for Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner.

He also worked as a newspaper reporter and editor, including stints with Dix Newspapers, The Columbus Dispatch, the Springfield News-Sun and The Associated Press.

Ortega is a graduate of Ohio State University.