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9/20/2011 05:38:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Please note that this role is only open to internal applicants.

BBC Careers have published details for a job with the Doctor Who Production Team! The role is for the position of Assistant Script Editor, and is described thus:

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.

The role will be based at the new Roath Lock drama production centre, where the department has now transferred to from Upper Boat. Job requirements include:
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.

The full job description is available in English and in Welsh, and the closing date for internal applicants is 26th September 2011.

A similar role is also available for Casualty.