Script Coordinator

Updated on: 01 Aug 2019
Flexible 12 months, 40 hrs/wk
New York, NY, United States

SUMMARY:

  • Assist the Story Editors in their daily production functions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend writer’s meetings and prepare follow-up notes.
  • Proofread, revise and re-work premises, outlines and scripts.
  • Distribute premise, outlines and script drafts and revisions internally and to network.
  • Attend Storyboard pitch meetings; prepare and distribute follow-up notes.
  • Proofread storyboards for dialogue and other changes.
  • Generate dialogue re-writes for storyboards as necessary for Story Editor review
  • Write “storybook” story testing document for Story Editor review
  • Maintain and update comprehensive database and files of premises, outlines and scripts, including all drafts and submissions.
  • Maintain and coordinate writing schedule, including updating and distribution of weekly script status reports.
  • Coordinate freelancer writing staff schedules; communicate all meeting times and deadlines and schedule information to freelance writers
  • Attend weekly production meetings and provide updates at meeting.
  • Prepare, track and catalogue premise, outline and script submissions to network; track and catalogue network notes.
  • Prepare “recording”, “animatic lock” and “as broadcast” scripts.
  • Track and coordinate pickup lines.
  • Act as a liaison between Story Editors/writing department and all other departments
  • Alert PM/LP of any writing issues.
  • Observe and report regularly to PM/LP on all production-related aspects of notes meetings.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two script-writing samples, at least one of which should be a children’s TV show script
  • Vested interest specifically in preschool television writing
  • Display proficiency in Final Draft, Microsoft Word, and Excel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in high pressure, fast-paced production environment.
  • Good time management skills; good multi-tasker.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS preferred, or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired skills

Excel / Data Entry
Writing / Content Creation
General Office Help

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