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
Caveats No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
2535-13 Book Editor
2535-15 Script Editor
Group: 2122 Authors, and Book and Script Editors
write, edit and evaluate literary works for publication and scripts for film, television, radio and stage productions.
creating and developing ideas and themes for written works, such as novels, plays, musicals, screen productions, educational texts, information texts and multimedia products
researching subject matter through original and secondary materials, interviews and other media
planning, organising and writing material
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
advising publishers about potential of works for publication and conditions of publication contract
negotiating publication details such as royalties, publication dates and numbers of copies to be printed
reviewing and assessing stories and other material for film, television, radio and stage productions
directing the preparation of scripts to be read by announcers to introduce and connect parts of musicals, news, sports and special events programs
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. Some occupations in this unit group require 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).