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Assistant Script Editor, Emmerdale – 12 Month FTC

Whether it’s the sound of the White’s deadly car crash, Ross’ heartbreaking journey or the war erupting between the Dingle and Tate families Emmerdale has been making a lot of noise. As the success of Emmerdale continues to grow, we are looking for an Assistant Script Editor to join our busy, hard-working team, ensuring that every single one of our episodes are top quality, gold standard entertainment.

This role would suit someone with knowledge of a Television Production and an interest in Editorial, previous editorial experience is advantageous but not essential

This is an exciting opportunity to support our writers, script editors and production teams in ensuring that all scripts meet the highest standard, both editorially and in production terms. As our Assistant Script Editor, you will work across the entire editorial process, reading all storylines and scripts throughout the editorial stages and you will receive training whilst on the job.

Attending story conferences and script meetings, you will have a thorough, detailed knowledge of all the scripts. You will work closely with our current team of script editors and producers in ensuring continuity within the story line and episodes, turning drafts around quickly to meet tight deadlines.

When required, you will provide cover for our script editors, representing the interests of the writer and the production. You will maintain several databases required by the script team and also manage the trial script system.

Our Assistant Script Editor will have a good knowledge of scripts and processes, with excellent editorial judgement and an eye for detail. You will be confident in establishing the intentions of the Producer, conveying these to the writers in a tactful manner. You will also have the ability to generate creative ideas, whilst displaying an awareness of production requirements and budgets.

This is an excellent opportunity to prove yourself in one of the nation’s top soaps and see your ideas on screen every weeknight. Emmerdale commissions in excess of 322 episodes per year and thus require long and unsociable hours.

If you have what it takes and want the opportunity to work on one of the nation’s top soaps, apply now! Knowledge of the production process and Emmerdale is essential, as is the flexibility to work long hours if required. A background in continuing drama would be beneficial.

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Closing date for applications: Wednesday 29th August 2018 and interviews will be an Assessment Centre Wed 26th sept

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