We're hiring - Scriptwriter/editor for audio & video projects

‘Blue Mic Snowball’ by  Sergey Galyonkin  is licensed under  CC BY 2.0

‘Blue Mic Snowball’ by Sergey Galyonkin is licensed under CC BY 2.0

In 2019 we’re kicking off some more podcast projects at Storythings, and a new educational series for Youtube. We’re looking for a scriptwriter/editor to work on both of these projects.

We’re looking for someone with experience of writing scripts for audio/video, ideally with podcast or youtube experience. Knowledge of the technology/education sectors is a big plus, as is experience in producing entertaining casual learning content.

Here’s the full job description below - if you’re interested in the role, please send your CV with a covering email with examples of previous work to Matt Locke at Storythings. We’ll be starting these projects straight away in Jan 2019, so we’d like CVs before the end of Friday 21st Dec.

As always with Storythings, we strongly encourage applicants from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds, as we want to support new talent and as many different voices as possible in the work we produce.

Job Description
Audio/Video Scriptwriter

Reporting to:
Hugh Garry, Director, Storythings Ltd.

Responsibilities:
Leading on the research, development and writing of scripts for Storythings podcast and Youtube projects.

Working with the production team to develop editorial formats for these projects, identify story beats and structures for each episode, and research potential experts and locations for recording.

Working with the production team to develop recording/shooting schedules from the scripts, and supporting the production team to ensure the episodes are produced on time and to a very high standard.

Working with the production team to identify, clear and make available audio, video, images and other assets as needed for the production of the two projects.

Ensuring that all project deliverables are high quality and deliver the values of the Storythings and partner brands.

Ensuring that all project deliverables meet the technical and legal standards required of the project.

Representing Storythings at project meetings with our clients and project partners.

Requirements:

Experience of script production in audio, video and digital environments.

Experience in producing popular content for social media, including Youtube, Twitter and other platforms.

Experience in writing entertaining popular content about technology and/or education.

Experience in co-ordinating digital content from multiple sources and clearing rights for web/social media channels

Experience of working on projects to tight deadlines and broadcast transmission schedules

Experience in working with a range of CMS systems to write, edit and publish content.

Salary and conditions
Salary will be based on experience. We are happy to discuss either Freelance or PAYE contracts for this role, which will be for an initial 6 months, with 6 months extension based on work progress. The production team will be based in London/Brighton, but we’re happy to discuss remote work where this is feasible. We’re also very happy to discuss flexible working patterns where this is appropriate.