Story Editor sought for BBC’s Eastenders

BBC Drama is seeking a Story Editor for Eastenders.

With over 350 hours of in-house output a year, BBC Drama Production is making some of the most original, diverse and highly acclaimed television. These range from continuing drama such as EastEnders, Holby City, Casualty and Doctors, to series and serials such as Silent Witness, Luther and Musketeers to name just a few.

EastEnders is the multi award winning soap broadcast four times a week on BBC ONE.  It currently ranks as one of the most watched TV dramas in the UK tackling many controversial and taboo issues previously unseen on television in the UK. Through great storylines and attention to detail the show manages to successfully balance gritty realism with high drama and entertainment to keep its millions of dedicated viewers coming back for more, on-screen and on-line, every week.

Role responsibility: As a Story Editor your main aim is to deliver high quality, high profile, cost-effective drama by creating story ideas and storylines of the highest standard, consistent with EastEnders, and generating and contributing to the planning and commissioning document, under guidance from the Story Producer and Series Consultant.

The ideal candidate: You’ll need to have extensive drama Script Editing, Story Editing, Storylining or Writing experience, preferably on a long running drama, with a thorough and demonstrable understanding of character, story and structure. “We like to see lots of enthusiasm, a demonstrable interest and understanding of the genre, especially EastEnders, and a proven ability to persuade and influence whilst being able to take on several different opinions in a story meeting.”

The Story Editor will be responsible for serial continuity of storylines and character, across each story document at every stage of the development process. Working with the Story  Team and Researchers to seek out new ideas for possible story and character material. Using your strong communication skills, you’ll be able to communicate any issues or opportunities to the Story Producer and Story Team. You will attend regular story meetings and conferences as well as planning and commissioning meetings, and be highly effective in these discussions in order to ensure that the programme’s creative vision is implemented consistently. They expect an eye for detail and factual accuracy as well as a full understanding of the importance of diversity and how diverse groups are portrayed on-screen. In addition you will deputise for the Story Producer in their absence, so ideally, you will have experience of leading a team.

How to apply:  For full details of the job description and how to apply, please click the link through the job posting.

Deadline:  7 July 2015

Source:  IdeasTap Jobs

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