Freelance Media Manager/Production Associate – ABC News – Lincoln Square Productions

Major broadcast network developing a medical docu-series to air on primetime is looking for a digital media manager/production associate. This position will take place on our field shoot in Chicago, so the candidate needs to be Chicago-based. The position will start this summer and last for approximately 4 months and may involve nights and weekends. This is a technical production job that will primarily involve downloading, ingesting and organizing cards, saving footage to master drives and organizing drives to be delivered back to NY.

The Media Mgr/PA job responsibilities include:
• Help collect footage from over a dozen videographers, who shoot every day
Organize, download, ingest, manage and maintain digital footage on a fast-paced, high stakes professional shoot
• Input metadata and any videographer notes about footage. Manage highly detailed tape list spread sheet. Some logging as needed
* The person will be using software such as Shotput Pro and Sidekick.
* Interface with series producers and copy footage on drives for producers to screen
• General field office tasks
• As needed, help provide related technical support when it comes to problem solving and troubleshooting, with the ability to exercise mature judgment
• Additional tasks as required 

The candidate must have some media managing experience in the field – ideally on a nationally broadcast series – working with a large number of footage coming in daily from shooters.
The successful candidate will be self-motivated, professional, and anal retentive with extremely strong organizational skills. They must be highly detailed oriented with a hard work ethic. They must also strive for accuracy when it comes to the labeling/archival system as specified by the post production supervisor and producers. The ideal person does every task thoroughly and won’t tolerate even the smallest mistake.
Must have a good knowledge of PC-based post production workflows. Some familiarity with Avid and camera kits is a plus. Knowledge of Sidekick and Shotput Pro also a plus.
If successful, there is a chance for longer term opportunities on future projects. 


Intertwining ABC News’ vast resources and The Walt Disney Company’s deep heritage of imaginative storytelling, Lincoln Square Productions creates fresh and creative nonfiction content for broadcast, cable and digital distribution.

Leveraging the power of over 1,100 storytellers and story creators, Lincoln Square Productions develops premium non-fiction entertainment using its unparalleled access, credibility, and creative resources. With over 30 Emmys, 12 Cine Golden Eagles, and multiple Peabodys, Lincoln Square Productions’ dedicated staff has traveled to every corner of the globe in search of truth and entertainment that will inspire, inform, and connect with viewers of all ages.

Lincoln Square Productions has produced a number of breathtaking docu-series, topical specials, live events, and popular scripted dramas for networks such as VH1, National Geographic Channel, ABC, ABC Family, Netflix, Travel Channel, HGTV, Discovery Life, Investigation Discovery, and Discovery Channel.

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