Script Editor (Doctors)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Are you an experienced Script Editor?  Passionate about Drama?  Ready for the opportunity to progress your career?   Then this is the role for you!

It's an exciting time to be part of our team with all of our award-winning Continuing Dramas that brings audiences together week after week.  From EastEnders, Doctors, Holby City and Casualty to River City and Pobol y Cwm, our programmes remain a constant source of gripping entertainment, featuring cliff-hanger storylines and much-loved characters with whom our viewers have grown up.

Our Drama series is set in a busy Midlands practice following the turbulent lives and loves of the staff and patients.

The Doctors Editorial Team are at the heart of the drama offscreen!  They work extremely hard in a busy environment to help bring the scripts to life.  You will have the opportunity to learn and develop within an experienced Drama Editorial Office.

Role Responsibility

As Script Editor you will ensure commissioned scripts are delivered to a standard and conform to the editorial brief, as well as providing advice on all script related matters associated with the production.  You will act as a key point of contact between the writer and the production team, and manage and build the relationship.  As well as coordinating script changes, you will generate creative story ideas and suggestions about specific episodes.

The Ideal Candidate

It’s really important you have the necessary skills we’re looking for -

  • Significant experience of Drama Script Editing, ideally on a Continuing TV Drama Series
  • You should have significant experience in generating creative ideas and treatments
  • Experience of working with new and experienced Writers, as well as a thorough knowledge of script sources and the availability and potential of emerging Talent
  • Used to working well under pressure and to tight deadlines, with strong communication, negotiation, influencing and persuading skills
  • Have an awareness of the financial implications of editorial decisions
  • An understanding of editorial intentions and the ability to generate creative solutions
  • A sound understanding of Copyright Law, Writers Guild Agreements, Contracts and the Legal implications of Production processes
  • Evidence of managing difficult situations with tact and sensitivity
  • An enthusiasm and interest in BBC Scripted, especially Doctors


Package Description

Contract Details:         12 Month FTC / Attachment (until December 2022)

Band:                             C

Location:                      Birmingham Drama Hub

**Please note that this is a standard Studios Production contract and potentially can involve up to 55 hours per week **

We are really proud to share that we are a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and so if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply please do contact us on with ref: BBC/TP/224227/56749 in the subject.

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  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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