Story Researcher, Story Developer, Content Developer, Content Researcher

Minimum Preferably High School pass with language proficiency

Certified training for Script Researcher (programme aligned to MES/Q3003 released by Media & Entertainment Skills Council)

Work experience of 2+ years

The tasks a Script Researcher is expected to perform include:Providing research material to the scriptwriter

Carrying out research or developing outlines to identify possible scripts/stories

Proficient in constructing a story and develop a script for different types of productions

Knowledge of the essentials of scriptwriting including characters, characterization, plotting, structure and dramaturgy

Well-versed with script-writing norms and guidelines including style, format, structure and length applicable to different industries, audiences, genres, regions, language and cultures

Adept with the context of the script with reference to other similar existing work

Knowledge of elements of the story outline including the story plot, structure, theme, setting, character profiles, key turning points in the story

Well-versed with basic research methodology

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

Adept with typing in regional language using Unicode

Knowledge of narrative templates like the 3-act structure, plot point, Blake Snyder?s beat sheet (save the cat) and hero?s journey

Well-versed with the sources for procuring information/ background material and research

Training in Script-writing/Creative-writing

Screen Research skills

Dramatic interpretation skills

Good communication skills

Computer skills

Creative thinking

Script construct skills

Linguistics skills

It is a desk job

Work from home option maybe available

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Travelling is a part of the job

Need not handle a team

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 12,000 to INR 15,000 per month For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 15,000 to INR 18,000 per month(*Thisfieldtoopentherelevantjobtitlewhenclicked)

Overview of Media and Entertainment Industry in IndiaThe 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 Researchers 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

H.O. Centre & Studio's, Plot No C-3, Street No-11, MIDC, Andheri (East), Mumbai 400093, Tel : +91-022-28257008 R.K. Films & Media Academy8A/8, W.E.A., Karol Bagh, (Behind MTNL Telephone Exchange on Pusa Road), New Delhi - 110 005, Tel: (+91) 011-45064241 Md

Fa Films

Office No 5, New Mhada


Complex, Near Film City, Goregaon East, Mumbai - 65, Tel: +91 99 20 99 63 28 Mindscreen Film institute4, Ranga Lane, Ranga Road, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu- 600004, Tel: 24996417, 42108682 / 9841612595 City Pulse Institute of Film & Television

City Pulse Campus, Sabarmati Gandhinagar Highway, Before Indroda Circle, Sector 7, Gandhinagar -382007, Tel: +91-79-65720154 Annapurna International School of Film & Media

Inside Annapurna Studios, Rd 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 34, Tel: +91 4007 3000 /