Script Editor Talent Pool, InHouse Drama Productions - BBC Children's

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Job Introduction

BBC Children’s In House Drama Department are responsible for a wide-range of multi-platform, award-winning drama and comedy including The Dumping Ground, Get Even, Molly & Mack, Biff & Chip, Princess Mirror-Belle, My Mum Tracy Beaker, The Beaker Girls and Lagging.

We are looking to appoint a number of Script Editors for upcoming productions across our In House Drama Production department, starting from October 2021.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an energetic, creative Script Editor to have a key role in a Children’s Drama Production.  Salford is the base for most of the roles, and the Script Editor will need to attend meetings with writers and the production team, however flexibility can be considered.


Role Responsibility

The Script Editor will work in close collaboration with all stakeholders to ensure their creative vision is realised – collating notes and managing relationships with Writers.  You’ll be working with the Producer and Executive Producer to take the scripts from premise through to completion and manage and update the script schedule, ensuring that scripts are delivered on time.

Are you the right candidate?

You’ll have a passion for drama and BBC Children’s audiences as well as an understanding of and the ability to interpret editorial intentions, and to contribute to the generation of ideas and the resolution of script problems.

You’ll be IT proficient and have experience of using a range of software packages, such as Final Draft, and you’ll have knowledge of talent sources and the ability and potential of emerging writers.

It is essential that you have previous live action drama or comedy production experience at Script Editor level, or be an experienced Assistant Script Editor ready to step up. 

This role requires a relevant DBS check to be undertaken by the BBC at the appropriate level, at the point of offer of a contract of employment.

Please note, that the application process will only ask you to upload a CV. Please therefore ensure that your CV highlights as far as possible the above skills and experience.  

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Various
Location: Salford Based (Flexible)

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • 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.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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