Script Coordinator - Talent Pool (Scripted)
The role of a Script Coordinator is a junior and training role where you would report to a Series Script Supervisor, Line Producer or Script Producer.
A Scripted Production Office is a constantly changing environment. The postholder will need the ability to adopt a flexible approach, manage a variable workload and adapt to the different working styles of colleagues
Television Drama production can involve long and unpredictable working patterns with the pressure to meet tight deadlines. The post would be office-based, and in general, normal office hours will apply. However, a flexible approach to working hours may be occasionally required. The postholder must be able to work effectively in a busy office environment.
To learn from and assist the Series Script Supervisor in a variety of duties -
- The compilation and distribution of script amendments working to multiple script editors at any given time
- To pick up any outstanding duties of the block specific to the Script Supervisor in week two and onwards of the shoot. This will include creating camera scripts, camera cards and issuing additional script amendments
- To type up a Director’s camera script into Scriptwriter working to a tight deadline
- To take responsibility for compiling camera scripts and camera cards for pick up days
- To train and offer regular support to Script Supervisors using scripted software, such as Scriptwriter
- To assist the Post-Production Co-ordinator with post-production paperwork using Silvermouse
- To maintain a comprehensive filing system, including regularly updating key documents, to ensure quick retrieval of information
- To provide support as necessary to other members of the Production, reporting conflicting priorities when necessary to the Series Script Supervisor
- To take primary responsibility for maintaining the Production Office, liaising with the technology service desk, facilities and team assistants where required
- To undertake any training necessary to update relevant skills and knowledge
Are you the right candidate?
- An informed interest in television drama production, with a demonstrable passion for Scripted Productions
- Knowledge of the secretarial and administrative support required in television production
- Proven experience working in a demanding office environment
- Proficient in using a variety of IT software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat. Ideally a minimum typing speed of 50wpm
- Experience of establishing and maintaining office, filing and administration systems, and the ability to communicate information effectively to a wide range of production and non production personnel, internal and external to the BBC
- Experience of handling confidential and commercially sensitive information with tact and sensitivity
- Sound command of English and the ability to format the layout of paperwork appropriately
Role: Script Coordinator Talent Pool
**Please note that this is a standard Studios Production contract and potentially can involve up to 55 hours per week **
Please note - Talent Pools are set up as an ‘expression of interest’ and not as open roles
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