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Senior Storyliner, Coronation Street - 12 Months FTC

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Senior Storyliner

Coronation Street

12 Month FTC, Full Time

Manchester

Closing date: Sunday 28th 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:

 

How would you like to work in the engine room of the world’s longest-running continuing drama? 

 

Coronation Street is looking for an experienced Senior Storyliner to join the team on a 12 month fixed term contract. You will need to have a keen passion for Corrie, a flair for creative writing and love working in a tight knit team.

 

This role entails…

We need an experienced storyliner that has excellent writing skills, a keen eye for accuracy and detail and is bursting with new and original ideas.

 

Some Key responsibilities:

  • Contribute ideas to story conferences and story talk throughs.
  • Create and structure dynamic and compelling storylines.
  • Work to the Producers brief,writing and editing storylines to an agreed vision.
  • Liaise with writers/script editors as and when required.
  • Assess research/cast availability and production requirements in accordance with producing storylines.
  • Manage other members of the story tema at the request of the story producer. 
  • Lead talk throughs of stories and give notes on other storyliner’s work.

 

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

Minimum role criteria:

  • At least twelve months experience of storylining on a drama production or a track record of writing for television.
  • Strong creative vision and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of and a passion for Coronation street.
  • Strong and proven experience of working on a continuing drama and being able to cope with the demands and pressures of such a high-profile show.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing and mentoring creative teams and in particular of leading a story team.
  • Proven experience of creativity and developing original ideas.
  • Experience of script reading/editing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of production, adhering to the constraints and limitations of production.
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to produce clear, concise episodes adhering to the Coronation Street  house style. 

 

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:

 

  • Excellent team management skills, including strong communication skills and the ability to drive and inspire.
  • Ability to meet changing and constant deadlines.
  • Confidence to pitch and develop story ideas at conference.
  • Ability to manage time effectively whilst dealing with changing priorities.
  • Ability to motivate and nurture the story team.
  • Excellent writing skills.

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 talkingcareers@itv.com. Find out more here

 

Find out more about our benefits http://www.itvjobs.com/why-join-us/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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