Freelance Production Associate/Assistant Editor

Posted On: November 8, 2017

Journalism Job

Media Organization: ABC News-Lincoln Square Productions

Company Description

Lincoln Square Productions is the nonfiction production company for Disney ABC Television Group/ABC News. Lincoln Square Productions has produced breathtaking docu-series and documentaries, unscripted and scripted content, topical specials and live events for a variety of broadcast and digital platforms and networks including ABC, ABC Family, VH1, National Geographic Channel, Netflix, Hulu, Travel Channel, HGTV, Discovery Life, Investigation Discovery, and Discovery Channel.

Job Description

Looking for PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE/ASSISTANT EDITOR with longform documentary, unscripted or news experience. Experience with AVID as well as national network news experience a definite plus. This is for a two hour, biographical documentary special to air in prime time.

This is a freelance, fulltime position for approx 6-8 weeks from mid/late November to early January. (Please note public holidays are of course off, but any extended time that needs to be taken over the holidays may not fit for this schedule.)
This is for someone who is extremely detail-oriented, resourceful, highly organized and also a team player who is comfortable working in a deadline environment.

--Supports the archival producer. Also works with senior producers and editors on story acts to determine archival needs and help shape story narrative. Find relevant archival materials (stills, video, stock, file footage, show air histories, etc) from a multitude of sources and log into a system.
-- Work with assistant editor to help transcode and ingest materials for the editors.
--Help archival producer and graphics folks to coordinate any stills, etc that will need motion graphics or 2D work.
--Help archival producer from rough cut to picture lock to delivery, working with editors to best use archival elements for narrative and most importantly, keep to the budget.
--Must have at least a basic understanding of various video and photo formats as well as some knowledge of rights and clearances laws, including fair use contexts. Relationships with footage houses, photo houses, etc a plus. Familiarity with MARS archival system is a huge plus.
--Help archival producer close out archival budget for this two hour documentary.
--Help organize and complete archival deliverables for the show.

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume Monica DelaRosa (