RTE Seeks Story Editor

27th February 2009 by Maura McHugh

RTÉ is looking for a new Story Editor for its popular soap opera Fair City.

RTÉ’s flagship drama series, Fair City, is the cornerstone of RTÉ One’s schedule and the primary series in the channel’s drama output. Now in its 19th Season, Fair City is a primetime serial drama broadcasting 208 episodes throughout the year and receiving in the region of a 40% audience share on RTÉ One.

The Story Editor is a key member of the production team, responsible for implementing the story generated by the Executive Producer and Series Consultant. The main responsibilities of the postholder include:

  • Leading the development of stories across a number of story strands
  • Working closely with the writers, researchers and story associates, to ensure continuity and accuracy
  • Ensuring that the story fits episode units and meets contractual and logistical obligations to cast; ensuring effective use of sets, facilities and locations
  • Managing long arcs across each season
  • Compiling weekly story documents for the Executive Producer and Series Consultant and editing to reflect their input

The successful candidate will have experience of story writing and/or editing on a television drama series, or significant equivalent experience. S/he will be able to write clear, concise and unambiguous prose. In addition, s/he will have a strong sense of story and an enthusiasm for and interest in popular entertainment, especially Fair City. S/he must also have the ability to lead a team and work on his/her own initiative. Candidates will possess a third level qualification, preferably in a related discipline.

This position is graded at Script Editor with a salary range of €45,228 to €68,343 gross p.a.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term employment contract for a period of two years.

Applicants are invited to submit a Curriculum Vitae together with cover letter (attach as one document, preferably in Word 2003 or earlier version)

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 6th March 2009.

Further information on how to apply for the position is available on the web site.

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