Coronation Street Editorial Production Trainee
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ITV Continuing Drama is responsible for Coronation Street and Emmerdale, 2 of the world’s longest-running, most popular continuing drama series, which are enjoyed by millions of viewers in the UK and around the world. Our hard-working teams in Manchester and Leeds, UK are committed to writing, producing and acting explosive storylines that audiences love to watch, as proved by impressive ratings every week.
The ITV Production Training scheme is a 12 month fully paid programme for new entrants to TV. The aim is to home grow exceptional talent and give the training needed to kickstart a long and successful career in TV.
There will be placements with 11 ITV Production Companies both scripted and non scripted based across the UK. The Programme aims to attract candidates from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in the industry, including those from a lower socio economic background, those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and disabled people. We also welcome applicants who have some life experience, be that college, university, a few years of working already under their belt, with the maturity to make the most of this opportunity, and this opportunity is also open to those to whom the apprenticeships are closed (eg University graduates and anyone who has already done a media related qualification).
As Editorial Production Trainee you will experience all aspects of what goes into the making of Coronation Street, from the original story pitch, to the finished product in the edit suite - ‘Story to Screen’.
Along the way you will work with a variety of teams including Story, Script, Pre Production, Production and Post Production.
On successful completion of your attachment to all of these areas, you will make a choice on where within the Editorial Team you would like to spend the remaining 8 months of the programme. An opportunity to hone in on the skills you would like to develop for the future.
Some Key Responsibilities (Story Office)
- Assist with developing and writing storylines for Coronation Street.
- Attend Story Conference and talk throughs.
- Take detailed notes for the Commissioning process.
- Assist the team with the administration side of BigDoc.
Some Key Responsibilities (Script & Pre Production)
- Assist Pre Production with the accurate and successful delivery of timed scripts, synopses etc. for onward delivery to the Production teams.
- To assist with amendments and issuing to cast and crew.
- Read all scripts throughout editorial stages (including continuity read & story tracks)
- Help co-ordinate and assemble notes from the script team, producers, directors.
- Attend script meetings and help write up notes accurately and with sensitivity.
- Attend script edits with writers.
- Assist the Script team with proofing, formatting and publishing of scripts.
- Assist with reading scripts for Compliance and Negative Checking issues, and with reading the Shooting Scripts for continuity issues, highlighting any inconsistencies.
- Conduct in-depth research to ensure script accuracy.
Some Key Responsibilities (Production)
- Work alongside the Script Supervisor in preparing all aspects of the script and paperwork in relation to the production side of the process.
- Work alongside the Director & 1st AD, understanding what goes into creating the perfect shoot.
- Attend the Production recce.
- Assist the Production Coordinator with completing and issuing the callsheet.
- Shadow the Script Supervisor on the shoot, making notes for Continuity and liaising with the Editorial team with regards to dialogue changes.
Some Key Responsibilities (Post Production)
- Shadow the craft editor, understanding what goes into creating the perfect edit.
To be considered for this opportunity you will need to demonstrate the following skills:
- A demonstrable passion for TV drama and working in an editorial environment.
- A hunger to learn the craft of script and/or story.
- A knowledge of the TV production process.
- Experience in an administrative role.
- Demonstrate a firm grasp of written English and able to proofread documents, checking for spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors.
- Excellent written communication and organisational skills.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- A proven ability and experience in working across a variety of software programmes (including Google Mail, Docs, Drive & Sheets)
- Experience in a role where you’ve worked in isolation and had to use your own initiative.