Nickelodeon Animation

  • STORY EDITOR - NEW YORK-BASED ANIMATED SERIES

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Type
    Full-Time Staff
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    REPORTS TO:

    • Executive Producer/Line Producer

    SUMMARY:

    • Nickelodeon Animation Studio in New York City is 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 to blaze-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.

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