Doctor Who thing of the day: assistant script editor position open
Think you got what it takes to be an assistant script editor on Doctor Who? Well, this is what it takes, in fact:
The focus of this role is to provide research support to the script team, to ensure script and serial continuity as well as providing general support on DOCTOR WHO. The Assistant Script Editor reports to the Script Executive , Executive Producers and Series Producer in the first instance, and provides editorial and research support to the team.
Using your outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, you will maintain effective working relationships with a wide range on contacts, both internal and external. With the ability to work flexibly and juggle workload you will set your own priorities, and adapt to the different styles of individual writers and the production teams. Working on multiple different scripts and story line ideas at the same time you will have the ability to provide practical support to more than one person and project effectively.
With a demonstrable passion for drama and practical experience of television production, to succeed at this role you will possess:
A good knowledge of DOCTOR WHO
Experience dealing with drama script writers.
Experience of script reading and writing script reports with an ability to demonstrate sound editorial judgement and sensitivity, both verbally and on paper.
Experience of establishing and maintaining office and administration systems. The ability to communicate information effectively to a wide range of production and non-production personnel, internal and external to the BBC.
Experience of handling confidential and/or controversial information with tact and sensitivity.
Knowledge of FINAL DRAFT and SCREENWRITER script packages is useful.
More at BBC Careers.
Doctor Who News Page notes:
serious applications are to be made to BBC Careers by 26th September 2011.
Emphasis in original. Though I would underscore that serious too.
(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)
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