What is it?
The Creative Skillset Drama Training Programme is currently looking for people with the desire to become script editors. The partnership will offer 26 weeks of on-the-job training with unrivaled access to key talent and productions within Scotland.
BBC Scotland’s Drama Department will provide placements and mentoring with some time being spent on River City, some time working within the Drama Department across their development slate and some time on placement within the independent sector, subject to availability of suitable placements.
Who are you looking for?
Script Editors are responsible for working closely with producers, executive producers and writers to develop ideas, treatments and scripts. They help to help shape projects and to realize their full potential. Applications will be judged on the experience and suitability of the applicant. We are looking for individuals with entrepreneurial spirit and the potential to lead who can motivate a team and demonstrate sound editorial judgment whilst working to tight deadlines.
The recruitment is for a person with a clear focus and desire to become a script editor.
Due to the nature of the funding applicants must be Scottish-based. Applicants must also have 1 year’s experience of script reading/reporting on a professional level (for an independent production company, broadcaster, screen agency or theatre company) and/or 2 years of professional experience working within film or television production (including development, post production, sales and distribution.
Personally, applicants should have the following attributes:
- Interpersonal and communication skills sufficient to establish and maintain good working relations with a wide range of contacts;
- An ability to empathise with writers;
- The ability to display tact and sensitivity when dealing with writers and producers;
- Resilience and stamina to sustain performance when under pressure from tight schedules;
- The ability to work within a close knit team.
Applications close 9am, Friday 6 December 2013 (so you need to be quick!) with interviews from week beginning 20 January 2014. The contract will start on 7 February 2014.
Why is this running?
The Creative Skillset Drama Training Programme is a partnership between Creative Skillset, Creative Scotland, BBC Scotland, BECTU, Skills Development Scotland and The Scottish Government & European Social Fund via the STUC. The programme is part of a cross-industry initiative aimed at boosting Scottish scripted production in both television and film through developing and nurturing content-generating producers and script editors who have an investment in living and working locally.
For a full job description and application pack please email: DramaTrainingApplications@bectu.org.uk marking the subject of your email ‘Application Request’.