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Assistant Script Editor- Coronation Street, Maternity Cover

Posted: 15 Oct 2020 Closes: 15 Dec 2020
Manchester Competitive
Permanent & Full-time itv/200001M7


Assistant Script Editor- Coronation Street, Maternity Cover

12 Month FTC (Maternity Cover)


Closing date: Sunday 25th October 2020

Why you should join us…


We connect with millions of people every day, make content they can't get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in… and we do all this through the power of creativity.

We will be a digitally led entertainment and media company that creates and brings brilliant content to audiences, wherever, whenever and however they choose.

Coronation Street has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Script Editor to support our Writers, Script Editors and Production Team in ensuring that all of Coronation Street's ​scripts meet the highest standard, both editorially and in production terms. This role is covering maternity leave on a Fixed Term Contract which is anticipated to last for 12 months. 

This role entails…

Reporting into the Producers and Script Editors, the Assistant Script Editor will work across the entire editorial process, attending story conferences and script meetings. The Assistant Script Editor will read all scripts to ensure the consistent treatment of established characters and continuity within episodes. 

Some Key Responsibilities:

  • Read all storylines and scripts throughout editorial stages and be across the entire editorial process. 

  • Provide cover and assistance for Script Editors when required. This will include holiday cover, story tracks, emergency amendments and proofreading.

  • When covering other script editors, represent the interests of the writer to the production team. Provide writers with sufficient information to enable the editorial brief to be met.

  • Manage the first draft cast-roster ensuring the correct information is provided to the cast and finance department.

  • Ensure the consistent treatment of established characters and continuity within the episodes whilst reading scripts.

  • Manage and maintain the numerous databases for the Script Department. 

To be considered for this opportunity you will need to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Good understanding of production processes evidenced by experience both in studio and/or set and on location.

  • Previous experience as an Assistant Script Editor or a Script Editor on a drama- at least 2 credits.

  • Minimum of one year working within an editorial team within a drama.

  • Previous experience of working on a rolling production.

  • Experience of spotting and engaging with new writing talent. 

  • Experience working with databases- amending as well as creating them. 

Find out more about our benefits

We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working and  we will support you and provide you the right environment and work/ life balance

We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do.  Find out more here 

Candidates who declared a disability and meet the minimum criteria will be invited to an interview - find out more here. We're happy to discuss any additional support you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require additional support... our email is


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