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Assistant script editor – Coronation Street

Assistant script editor – Coronation Street

locationManchester, UK
ExpiresExpires: 23/05/2022
Editorial / Writing / Storytelling
Fixed term contract

Term: 12 Months fixed-term contract 

Closing date: Sunday 22nd May 2022 


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. 



  • 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.


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • 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.


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Years of experience

  • Junior

Salary range