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Senior Script Editor - EastEnders

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) makes some of the most original, diverse and highly acclaimed television. These range from continuing drama such as EastEnders, Holby City, Casualty, Pobol y Cwm, River City, and Doctors, Birmingham dramas such as Father Brown and Shakespeare & Hathaway, to series and serials such as Silent Witness and Luther to name just a few!

Role Responsibility

As Senior 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 characters and episodes.

Are you the right candidate?

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

You should demonstrate significant experience of script editing ideally on a TV drama series. 

You will have prior experience in acting up as Script Producer or the confidence and experience to do so when required

You should have significant experience in generating creative ideas and treatments and experience of working with new and experienced writers under pressure and to tight deadlines.

You should also have strong communication, negotiation, influencing and persuading skills and the ability to work within a team and on your own initiative.

It is important that you have an understanding of the copyright law, Writers Guild agreements, contracts and the legal implications for production processes.

You should have an awareness of the financial consequences of editorial decisions.

You should have a thorough knowledge of script sources and the availability and potential of emerging talent.

An enthusiasm and interest in BBC Scripted, especially EastEnders

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: 1 year FTC
Location: Elstree

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.

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.

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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