Story Editor

Script Writer

Content Editor

Minimum Graduation (preferably in Literature)

Certified training for Script Editor (programme aligned to MES/Q3001 released by Media & Entertainment Skills Council)

Minimum - 5+ years of work experience

The tasks a Script Editor is expected to perform include:Reading and assessing the script for the merit of the story, its dramaturgy and overall competence Offering feedback and notes for improvement to make the script production worthy

Proficient in ways to assess scripts and narrative styles, diagnose weaknesses and identify changes required

Well-versed with the principles of story-telling and character psychology

Knowledge of locating the scripts premise, assessing it for its dramatic strength and clarity and matching it to the version approved by the production house

Adept with assessing the unity of the script i.e. to ensure that all key sequences draw their dramatic energy from the central idea/premise

Proficient in confirming the integrity between the character and the plot

Adept with assess if the screenplay?s structure is in line with requirements and if there is accessible clarity to the narrative?s progression

Ability to assess every scene to confirm if the division is correct vis-a-vis time and location and to evaluate its placement in the progression of the screenplay

Well-versed with examining dialogues for their rhythm, uniqueness of voice, economy of style and assessing if they serve in driving the narrative forward and in revealing the characters

Knowledge of concepts relating to general topics (like history, mythology, politics, technology) to identify gaps in logic, authenticity and credibility

Knowledge of elements of the script i.e. character, conflict, premise, story, narrative structure, causality, turning points, story development, story set-ups in opening sequence, genre, plot and story, setting, structure and theme

Proficient in working on word processing software and scriptwriting, formatting software like Final Draft, Movie Magic and Celtx

Adept with typing in regional languages using Unicode

Well-versed with applicable copyright norms and intellectual property rights to protect work and sign contracts

Training in Script-writing/Creative-writing

Screenwriting skills


Good communication skills

Computer skills

Creative thinking

Linguistics skills

It is a desk job

May need to handle a team

Travelling is a part of the job

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Working hours are 8/9 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Overtime is common

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not considered to be hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include strain on eyes, cervical spondylosis and lumbar spondylosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, mental stress, etc.

For freshers - INR 20,000 to INR 25,000 per month

For candidates with 2-5 years of experience or more - INR 35,000 to INR 40,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Media and Entertainment Industry in India

The Media and Entertainment industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. The television segment in India accounts for over 40% of the revenues. It also contributes to above 35% of the revenues to the Indian advertising industry. The Print segment in India, with a readership base of over 250 million, is estimated to be the second largest print market in the world.

The current employment across Media & Entertainment sector is estimated to be over 1 million persons (in terms of direct employment only). The Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) on Entertainment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13% to 14% between 2008 and 2022.

Keeping in mind the current employment, and the expected growth in different segments in the industry, we project that the total employment in the Media and Entertainment industry would increase from about 1 to 1.1 million persons in 2008 to about 4 to 4.1 million persons in 2022, which translates to an incremental human resource requirement of about 3 million persons. All these factors mean that there will be a huge demand of Script Editors across towns and cities in India.


Publication houses across India

Media houses across India

Gaming companies across India

Animation companies across India

Production houses across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

Digital Academy-The Film School

R.K. Films & Media Academy


Fa Films

Mindscreen Film institute

Annapurna International School of Film & Media