Book or Script Editor - ANZSCO 212212


Description

Evaluates manuscripts of books or scripts to determine suitability for publication or production, and edits and supervises material in preparation for publication or for production on film, television, radio or stage.

Skill Level

1

Specialisation

1. Dramaturge
2. Script Coordinator

DIAC Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

1. Dramaturge
2. Script Coordinator

Occupation Lists

1. Executive Producer
2. Film Producer
3. Stage Producer
4. Television Producer

Occupation Lists

This occupation is on the following skills lists:
2. Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List
3. RSMS Occupations List
This occupation is not on the following skills lists:
3. Skilled Occupations List

Group: 2122 Authors, and Book and Script Editors


Description

write, edit and evaluate literary works for publication and scripts for film, television, radio and stage productions.

Tasks

1. creating and developing ideas and themes for written works, such as novels, plays, musicals, screen productions, educational texts, information texts and multimedia products
2. researching subject matter through original and secondary materials, interviews and other media
3. planning, organising and writing material
4. reviewing and evaluating manuscripts of novels, biographies, short stories, poems, educational texts and other books, and ensuring coherence of style and development of theme, plot and characterisation
5. advising publishers about potential of works for publication and conditions of publication contract
6. negotiating publication details such as royalties, publication dates and numbers of copies to be printed
7. reviewing and assessing stories and other material for film, television, radio and stage productions
8. directing the preparation of scripts to be read by announcers to introduce and connect parts of musicals, news, sports and special events programs

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. The occupation in this unit group requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Occupations in this Group

1. 212211 Author
2. 212212 Book or Script Editor