Assistant Script Editor

  • Full Time
  • Manchester
  • 22/05/2022


Salary or Budget: Competitive
Experience required: 1+ years

Assistant Script Editor
Coronation Street
12 Months FTC
Closing date: Sunday 22nd May 2022

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.

How would you like to work on the world’s longest-running continuing drama?

Coronation Street is looking for an experienced Assistant Script Editor to join the team on a 12 month fixed term contract. You will need to have a keen passion for Corrie, a flair for continuity and an enjoyment of working collaboratively with the editorial department.

The purpose of the role is :

To assist and work with writers, existing script editors and production to ensure that all scripts meet the highest standard both editorially and in production terms.

Some responsibilities include:

  • Read all storylines and scripts throughout editorial stages.
  • Attend Story Conferences and script meetings.
  • Work closely with the current team of script editors and series producers to ensure day-to-day continuity in editorial issues.
  • Provide cover and assistance for script editors when required. This will include holiday cover, story tracks, emergency amendments and proof reading etc.
  • When covering other script editors, represent the interests of the writer to the production team.
  • Provide writers with sufficient information to enable the editorial brief to be met.
  • In continuity reads, read all scripts to ensure the consistent treatment of established characters and continuity within the episodes.
  • In line with the Producers, manage the trial script database.
  • Manage the first draft cast roster ensuring the correct information is provided to the cast and finance department.
  • Maintain the numerous databases for the script department
  • Generate creative ideas, whilst displaying an awareness of production requirements and budgets.
  • Quickly Establish the intentions of the Producer and convey these to the writers in a tactful manner.


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

Minimum role criteria:

  • Previous experience within the editorial department either as an Assistant Script Editor or a Script Editor on a drama – at least 2 credits.
  • Knowledge of Coronation Street storyline, plots and characters and a passion for Coronation Street
  • A strong team player with the ability to develop good working relationships with all departments
  • Good understanding of production processes evidenced by experience both in studio and/or set and on location.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet the deadlines of a rolling production.
  • Experience of spotting and engaging with new writing talent.
  • Experience using google suite to work with databases- creating spreadsheets as well as amending.
  • Using your own initiative to prioritise competing tasks, with the ability to work independently when required.
  • You may have to work long and unsociable hours. You may be required to cover Script editor at short notice.


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:

  • Technical knowledge of the script editing processes
  • Effectively communicate in a professional and diplomatic manner
  • Think creatively and logically
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills and proactivity
  • Proven understanding of set/location etiquette


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.

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.

* 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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