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Story Producer, Coronation Street – ITV

Story Producer

  • Coronation Street
  • Permanent
  • Manchester, UK

Closing date: Thursday 20th June 2024

Hiring range: £61,888- £72,811

For more information please email TalkingCareers@itv.com

Your work matters to millions.
Shaping culture is in the DNA of ITV. So, it’s not surprising that you’ll find us in every home in the UK, our productions are famous all over the world and we’re at the forefront of the digital streaming revolution. 

When you join us, you enter a fun working environment. With opportunities to learn, to grow and make a real difference. Small enough that your impact’s felt in the business, but big enough that your impact reaches millions of people.

Come develop your skills, change TV and the course of your career. Don’t just watch it. Be part of it. Join ITV.

Your impact sends ripples.

How would you like to drive the engine room of the world’s longest-running continuing drama?
The role

The story producer will liaise with the production team to ensure the correct balance of cast and locations for ease of scheduling and will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the team of storyliners, assistant storyliners and story editor(s).

The story producer will help set the agenda for story conferences in line with the producer’s brief and vision. You will be a co-chair at the monthly story conferences to maximise and refine the story content for the show; oversee the writing, editing and publication of the monthly story document for distribution to the writers; with the producer, jointly oversee and manage the commissioning process and facilitate the transition of storylines into first draft scripts; provide ad hoc assistance to the script editing team when stories need further refinement or changes at any stage of the editorial process.

Skills you’ll need (minimum criteria)

  • Minimum 12 Months experience in a relevant role within a scripted drama, e.g. script editor, storyline writer, screenwriter, producer or assistant producer.
  • Experience as Story Producer on a TV drama is desirable.
  • Experience on a Continuing Drama. 
  • Demonstrable experience of effectively managing, motivating, monitoring and developing a team within scripted drama. 
  • Wide ranging knowledge of television production processes.
  • Proven evidence of creativity, developing original ideas, and a track record of turning ideas into reality, exhibiting sound editorial judgement.
  • An enquiring and analytical mind with the ability to pay attention to detail as well as take an overview of the situation.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a high pressure TV environment, with the required resilience and stamina to sustain high performance and to consistently meet delivery and budget targets.


Other things we’re looking for (key criteria)

  • The ability to provide clear and authoritative communications with all people at all levels within and outside the organisation, both verbally and in writing as appropriate.
  • Numeracy skills and negotiation skills in relation to negotiating deals and budget management.
  • The drive, commitment and enthusiasm to perform effectively and creatively as well as to set and achieve challenging goals appropriate to programme needs.
  • Editorial eye and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to manage time effectively whilst dealing with changing priorities.
  • Ability to motivate and nurture a team.

Apply now.

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