Trainee Script Editor

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Northern Ireland Screen


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Trainee Script Editor: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract: June 2024 – June 2025

Northern Ireland Screen and BBC Drama Commissioning are recruiting a Trainee Script Editor for a one-year paid placement opportunity with Two Cities Television. The placement will consist of full-time employment within the company’s script development department and will include training and mentoring. The placement will be focused on Television Drama.
Two Cities Television
Two Cities Television was founded with the ambition to produce both returning, event and prestige dramas that are powerful, complex, and have intriguing stories at their heart. With offices in London, Belfast, and New York, Two Cities prides itself on developing a diverse slate of projects with international, UK, and Ireland based broadcasters, streamers, and distributors. Two Cities is creatively led by Joint CEO, Michael Jackson and Joint CEO and Creative Director, Stephen Wright. The company is proud to be part of the STV Studios group of production labels.

Job Summary
Job Title: Trainee Script Editor
Contract Length: 12 months
Start Date: 17th June 2024
Hours: 40 hours per week (increasing to 60 hours per week during shoot periods)
Salary: Real Living Wage (Currently £12.00 per hour)

Where is it based?
For the duration of the training placement the trainee’s workplace will be Two Cities, City East Business Centre, 3rd Floor, 68-72 Newtownards Road, BT4 1GW but it may be necessary for the Trainee to work on location and in other production offices if required. Participants will be expected to base themselves in Northern Ireland for the duration of the scheme.

Who is eligible to apply?
You are eligible to apply if you can answer these four questions:

  • Are you eligible to work in the UK?
  • Do you currently reside in Northern Ireland?
  • Are you 18 or over and not in full time education?
  • Are you available to participate in the scheme from June 2024 – June 2025

If you cannot answer YES to the above questions, please do not apply. Ineligible applications will be automatically discarded.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to complete a further assessment before being invited to interview.

Equal Opportunities Statement

“We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their sex; religious or similar philosophical belief; political opinion; race; age; sexual orientation; or, whether they are married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled; or whether they have undergone, are undergoing or intend to undergo gender reassignment.”

We will monitor our programmes on an ongoing basis and target any under-represented groups as and when appropriate.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to the employment of disabled people, we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS).  The GIS does not guarantee a job. However, its objective is to ensure a guaranteed number of disabled applicants, who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role they have applied for, are offered an interview.


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