BBC Writersroom Script Reader Call Out

The BBC Writersroom is looking to refresh their pool of script readers. In particular they are looking to add more readers from under-represented groups including those who identify as having a disability to increase diversity and representation in their pool of readers.

If you are interested in becoming a member of our freelance script reader team and you can demonstrate at least 3 years of relevant industry experience, they’ll be asking you to upload your CV and an example of a script report that you have written (maximum 700 words) via their online platform.

Person Specification

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role (this could be film, television, theatre, radio etc). For applicants who identify as deaf, disabled and/or neuro-divergent readers should demonstrate at least 18 months experience or 4 relevant reading jobs;
  • A detailed and demonstrable understanding of storytelling and specifically screenwriting;
  • Ability to recognise promising talent and potential in dramatic scripted submissions;
  • A demonstrable commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • A keen interest in the television drama and comedy drama landscape;
  • An interest and awareness of emerging talent in film, TV, theatre and emerging media;
  • Organised approach to work and ability to work to tight deadlines;
  • An interest in the work of the BBC Writersroom and BBC Drama generally.

Please note if you are also a writer and intend to apply to one of the BBC Writersroom’s writer development programmes (Drama Room, Voices, Writers’ Access Group) that would represent a conflict of interest and they would not be able to work with you as a freelance reader during that submission window.


Noon on Friday 30th September 2022


BBC Writersroom Script Reader Call Out – Writersroom

Published on:
23 Sep 2022
Opportunity deadline:
30 Sep 2022


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