Researcher/Associate Producer

Posted On: January 4, 2023

Journalism Job

Media Organization:Law&Crime NetworkProductions

Company Description

We are a collegial team in a small shop looking for detailed oriented, creative, high-energy individuals. This is an excellent opportunity for entry level applicants with solid writing, creative and technical skills aiming for a career in long form production.

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 U.S. 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.
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. Please mention where you saw the job post.

Job Description

Job Posting – Law&Crime Network Productions
Freelance Researcher / Production Associate, Documentary Productions, Law&Crime Network

The Law&Crime Network has an immediate opening for a freelance Researcher/Associate Producer to work on a new long form documentary series in the true crime genre, led by Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz, Emmy award-winning investigative journalists, Executive Producers of “Killer Cases” and “Brian Ross Investigates” .

The Researcher/PA will assist producers in all aspects of story development and production - research, filming, writing and editing. This position is responsible for basic story research and preparation, including archival photo/video research, creating transcripts and logging tapes, coordinating field shoots and various production tasks as needed.

Familiarity with the U.S. criminal justice system, FOIA requests, Lexis Nexis research, experience in archival film and photo research as well as knowledge of rights and clearances and legal vetting procedures are required.
Candidates should have experience with long form video production, including logging and organizing materials for the edit room. Experience working with Adobe Premiere and Encoder and basic video editing skills is preferred.
Recent graduate journalism or filmmaking students who can provide strong professional references and have demonstrated experience in the craft will be considered. Salary commensurate with experience. Salary range - $2600 — $3000 per month.

To Apply

To apply please send a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to Executive Producer Rhonda Schwartz at