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Researcher- Coronation Street, 12 Month FTC

Posted: 13 Nov 2020 Closes: 13 Jan 2021
Manchester Competitive
Permanent & Full-time itv/200001QF



Coronation Street

12 Month FTC


Closing date: Sunday 29th November

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.

Business overview per Business Area:

Our research team at Coronation Street is a big part of making us the UKs number 1 continuing drama and we have a fantastic opportunity for a Researcher to join our Editorial team. In this busy and varied role you will be responsible for the accurate and incisive research on Coronation Street storylines and scripts. 

This role entails…

Dealing with writers, editorial staff, the Production team and outside contacts, you will be responsible for monitoring all research requirements and proactively seeking alternative ways to run a story. 

Some Key Responsibilities:

  • Briefing story team on factual accuracy as appropriate to storylines and issuing research documents.

  • Completing all checks and providing briefing notes for Producers, Directors and Script Editors, including providing general research – factual accuracy, compliance, legal and copyright issues.

  • Proactively providing research based story alternatives to allow proposed storylines to develop.  

  • Attending Commissioning and Story Conferences and immediately addressing any research queries to facilitate constructive story discussion, as and when appropriate.

  • Research on behalf of production teams - sourcing and clearing footage and music.  Dealing with any compliance/neg checking issues.

  • Creating and maintaining a research database and records.

  • Dealing with all other ad-hoc queries.

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

  • Excellent written and verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to work as part of a team.

  • Ability to manage own workload and work independently.

  • Experience of working with compliancy or factual accuracy issues.

  • Experience of working in a television drama environment.

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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