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Script Editor, Silverprint Pictures

Content and Production
24000177 Requisition #

Script Editor

Silverprint Pictures

12 Month FTC, Full Time


The team

Silverprint Pictures is a dynamic drama production company which is part of ITV Studios. With an eclectic and diverse development slate, we are committed to working with new and established voices to produce vibrant, distinctive and emotional stories for UK and international audiences across the world. Silverprint's productions include A Cruel Love: The Ruth Ellis Story for ITV/ITVX, Shetland for the BBC and Vera for ITV as well as a large variety of developments for a range of commissioners

The role

The role will initially be working in development where you will provide editorial support to the Creative Director and Development Director, helping to drive forwards existing development projects at varying stages, doing script reports, book breakdowns and submissions reading, as well as helping to seek out new projects and writers for all broadcasters/platforms, when needed. You will establish and maintain excellent writer relationships and have a strong eye for new talent and a head for exciting ideas, with a commercial awareness. You will ensure that all commissioned pitches and scripts are of the highest calibre.

As projects move forward to production, you will lead the day-to-day script process during pre-production and production, in consultation with the EP, and will ensure that all scripts and treatments meet the highest standard both editorially and in production terms.

Skills you’ll need (minimum criteria)

  • This role is for a script editor in the early stages of their career. You will have experience in a scripted editorial role, in production and development, but will have a hunger and eagerness to continue to learn the craft (at least 6 months experience).
  • Experience working in High End TV Drama.
  • Strong knowledge of script and production processes, along with editorial guidelines of relevant broadcaster/platform.
  • Proven ability and experience of working with writers, generating script notes, and supporting the writer’s work.
  • Experience dealing with all departments including cast, writers, production teams and HoDs.
  • Flexibility- willing to work long hours during production.
  • Prepared to travel if/when necessary.
  • Administrative experience and skills.
  • Working knowledge of Final Draft is desirable.
  • Experience working with sensitive information with discretion and diplomacy.
  • Ability to understand and interpret commissioner notes, notes from editorial team and writer concerns.
  • Able to work independently or as a member of a team and work in a confident and collaborative way.

Other things we’re looking for (key criteria)

  • A passion to learn and grow script editing knowledge.
  • Editorial judgement and creativity.
  • A passion for storytelling with editorial flair and taste and an in-depth knowledge of and enthusiasm for television drama, new writing and theatre.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Organisation skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to recognise strong ideas, both in production and development, whilst displaying an awareness of production requirements and budgets.
  • Ability to prioritise and effectively manage own time when juggling workload.
  • A hunger to learn more and deepen knowledge.

ITV Studios is for everyone.

ITV Studios strongly encourages applications for this role from disabled people. As a Disability Confident Leader, if you meet the minimum criteria for a role and you have declared that you are disabled, we’ll guarantee to take you to the next stage* (minimum criteria above).
We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application and selection process as part of our reasonable adjustments. Drop us a line if you require anything at
Find out more about applying with a disability.

* 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.

Because those who make an impact deserve to be rewarded for it.

Silverprint Pictures is part of ITV Studios, who offer some great rewards and benefits including:

Flexible working with a range of optionsGenerous holiday allowance, plus you can buy moreAnnual bonus opportunityCompetitive pension contributionSave as you earn - with an opportunity to buy ITV sharesWellbeing and volunteering days plus a wide range of opportunities to help you live a balanced and healthy life

More about our benefits 

Please note, on occasion we may receive a very large volume of applications which means applications for a role may close earlier than the referenced closing date. We’d encourage you to apply as soon as possible if interested.

Closing date: Monday 15th April 2024

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