Trainee Drama Script Editor Vacancy @ Skillset (Glasgow)
The Skillset Drama Training Programme is currently looking for people with the ambition to become a drama script editor. The training position will comprise 36 weeks on-the-job training with unrivalled access to key talent and productions within Scotland.
Designation: Trainee Script Editor
Location: Glasgow & Dumbarton
Contract: 36 weeks Fixed Term/Attachment
Salary: £23,140 PA
Application Deadline: 6th August 2012 @ 9am
The Skillset Drama Training Programme is a pan-industry initiative supported by Skills Development Scotland, Creative Scotland, Creative Skillset, BBC Scotland, BECTU and The European Social Fund via the STUC.
Our goal is to create an infrastructure which fosters Scottish talent and helps create a vibrant, competitive and sustainable industry in Scotland. We want to attract top class production talent and giving them real and valuable on-the-job training to address their skills gaps.
We are now recruiting for a Trainee Script Editor who is focussed on developing a career in film and television.
We’re looking for someone with passion and commitment and a real understanding of the British drama landscape. Applicants must already have some experience of script reading / reporting or scripted production, and must be currently residing at a Scottish address.
Script Editors are responsible for working closely with writers and producers to generate creative ideas, and give feedback on treatments and scripts in development and production. We’re looking for individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit and the potential to lead and motivate a team. They must demonstrate sound editorial judgment whilst working to tight deadlines.
• Due to the nature of the funding applicants must be Scottish-based
Applicants must also satisfy ONE of the following requirements:
• 1 year’s experience of script reading / reporting on a professional level (for an independent production company, broadcaster, screen agency or theatre company)
• 2 years of professional experience working within film or television production (including development, post production, sales and distribution)
• 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.
Closing Date: 9am, Monday 6th August 2012
Interviews: Late August
Expected Start Date: 24th September 2012