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Script Editor Holby City

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

Job Introduction

With over 350 hours of in-house output a year, BBC Studios, Scripted Drama is making some of the most original, diverse and highly acclaimed television. These range from continuing drama such as Holby City,  Casualty, EastEnders, and Doctors to series and serials such as Silent Witness, Luther and Three Girls, to name just a few.

Holby City is BBC1's BAFTA award winning Medical Drama Series transmitted every Tuesday with an average audience of 6 million viewers a week.  It deals with the professional and personal lives of the surgical staff at Holby City hospital and the patients whose lives they touch.

As our Script Editor, you’ll be advising on all script related matters as well as be responsible for managing the relationships between writers and the production staff.

This role is a 22 month Fixed Term Contract

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 which are consistent with Holby City.

Are you the right candidate?

As a vital part of the role you will have significant experience of script editing, ideally on a continuing TV drama series, coupled with a sound understanding of copyright law, Writers Guild agreements, contracts and the legal implications of production processes.  You will have 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.  Furthermore, you will be used to working well under pressure and to tight deadlines, with strong communication, negotiation, influencing and persuading skills, as well as having an awareness of the financial implications of editorial decisions.

Package Description

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC. The proposed band for this role is Band C.

About the BBC

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. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

We are a Disability confident committed employer and able to support disabled applicants during the recruitment process.



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