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Viacom Inc STORY EDITOR - NEW YORK-BASED ANIMATED SERIES in New York, New York

Overview and Responsibilities

REPORTS TO:

  • Executive Producer/Line Producer

SUMMARY:

  • Nickelodeon Animation Studio inNew York Cityis looking for a Story Editor for its hit animated series,Blaze and the Monster Machines.

  • Oversees and supervises writers who prepare scripts for their series.

  • PLEASE NOTE:As this position is supervisory, it is exempt from overtime.

  • **Please submit cover letter, resume, and at least 2 writing samples toblaze-jobs@nick.com

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Confers with network, Executive Producer and Line Producer regarding selection of writers and material.

  • Supervises writing staff from premise through record draft.

  • Assigns staff members to write synopses, treatments, adaptations, scripts, and continuity when working on their series.

  • Reviews writers’ work and gives instruction and direction regarding changes, additions, and corrections.

  • Rewrites, combines, and polishes draft scripts, as necessary, to prepare scripts for production.

  • Writes premises, outlines, scripts and synopses as needed.

  • Ensures all script notes are addressed.

  • Attends and contributes to meetings, pitches and recording sessions as needed.

  • Contributes to and maintains show bible.

  • Ensures all deadlines are met.

  • Communicates regularly with appropriate production staff (LP, PM, Script Coordinator, etc.) regarding status of work.

  • Ensures quality and style of show is achieved in all writing.

  • Assists with and/or assigns and supervises special projects.

Basic Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 2 years as a staff writer.

  • Very strong knowledge of story structure.

  • Solid knowledge of all facets of animation process.

  • Strong time and resource management skills.

  • Solid leadership and communication skills.

  • On-the-fly problem solving ability.

  • Ability to be creative on demand.

  • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure.

  • Experienced with Final Draft.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience.

We’re an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

At Viacom, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Viacom is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

Job LocationsUS-NY-New York

iCIMS ID2019-12728

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