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Freelance Researcher/ Production Asst, Documentary Productions, Law&Crime Network

The Law&Crime Network has an immediate opening for a freelance Research/Production Associate to join the team for a new long form series led by Executive Producers Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz , Emmy award winning investigative journalists. This is an entry level position, an excellent opportunity for recent journalism or filmmaking graduate students with some professional experience and training in film production, seeking a career in long form documentary work.

The Researcher/PA will assist producers in all aspects of story development and production - research, shooting, writing and editing. This position is responsible for archival photo/video research, including rights and clearances, preparing transcripts, organizing elements for writers and editors, help coordinate field shoots and various production work as needed.


We are looking for applicants with at least two years of professional film production experience in long form projects with strong professional references. Experience with FOIA requests, Lexis Nexis, legal research, plus experience in archival research and knowledge of rights and clearances practices is required. Multi-media candidates with basic video editing experience, familiarity with Premiere and Final Cut Pro edit work flow are preferred.

We are a collegial team in a small shop looking for detailed oriented, creative, high energy folks to join us. This is an excellent opportunity for entry level applicants with solid writing, creative and technical skills aiming for a career in long form production who are seeking to refine their professional skills.

Recent graduate journalism or filmmaking students who can provide strong references and have equivalent professional experience will be considered. Salary commensurate with experience.

About us:

The Dan Abrams Media Law&Crime Network is the premiere legal network featuring live trial coverage, legal and investigative news, featuring award -winning journalists, jurists and lawyers. Abrams Media long form productions are broadcast on a variety of top streaming media in both the US and internationally, including A&E, Hulu, Peacock, Discovery and Netflix.

The position is based in Manhattan at our offices in Herald Square, but we will consider a hybrid work arrangement for a qualified candidate, as long as they can work several days a week in the office.


Organization: The Law&Crime Network
Location: New York NY US
Date Posted: September 22, 2022
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How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, 3 references and resume addressed to Executive Producer Rhonda Schwartz at

Applications submitted without a cover letter and references will not be considered.

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