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Assistant Script Editor, Coronation Street - 12 Months FTC

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Assistant Script Editor

Coronation Street

12 Month FTC, Full Time


Closing date: Sunday 28th November 2021


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:

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 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. 


Key responsibilities:

  • Be across the entire editorial process.

  • Read all storylines and scripts throughout editorial stages.

  • Attend Story Conferences and script meetings.

  • Work closely with current team of script editors and producers to ensure day-to-day continuity in editorial issues.

  • Provide cover and assistance for script editors when required. This will include holiday cover, story tracks, emergency amendments and proof reading etc.

  • 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.

  • In continuity reads, read all scripts to ensure the consistent treatment of established characters and continuity within the episodes.

  • In line with Senior Script Editor, manage the trial script database.

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

  • Maintain the numerous databases for the script department.


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

Minimum role criteria:

  • Previous experience as an Assistant Script Editor or a Script Editor on a drama.

  • Good knowledge of TV drama production processes evidenced by experience in a related role.

  • Minimum of 6 months working within an editorial team within a drama.

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

  • Coronation Street is a 6 Episode, 52-week commission, and may facilitate long and unsocial working hours. 

  • Excellent editorial judgement and attention to detail.


ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates with a disability and as a Disability Confident Leader if you meet the minimum criteria for a role and you have declared that you have a disability, we’ll guarantee you’ll get to the next stage*.

(minimum criteria above)


The Key role criteria is as follows:

  • Knowledge and experience of drama script editing processes.

  • Knowledge of Coronation Street storyline, plots and characters and a passion for Coronation Street.

  • The ability to effectively communicate in a professional and diplomatic manner.

  • The ability to think creatively and logically.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet the deadlines of a rolling production.

  • Problem solving skills and proactivity.

  • Proven understanding of set / location etiquette. 

  • The ability to work in a team or independently effectively.

  • Ability to deal with all departments including cast and writers.

  • Ability to quickly establish the intentions of the Producer and convey these to the writers in a tactful manner.

  • Ability to generate creative ideas, whilst displaying an awareness of production requirements and budgets.


We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation 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 anything... our email is Find out more here

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 

* There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications.

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