Scriptwriter recruitment agency listing

Scriptwriters create scripts for TV and radio programmes. Their work may involve generating original ideas, researching background material and pitching ideas to producers.

While no formal training is required to work in scriptwriter jobs, many scriptwriters have bachelors degrees and postgraduate qualifications in writing, English or journalism. Prospective scriptwriters lacking formal qualifications may wish to attend industry respected scriptwriting courses and join scriptwriting organisations to enhance their career prospects. In addition to excellent writing skills, scriptwriters require creativity and imagination, self-discipline and motivation, a willingness to accept criticism, an organised approach to work, and good networking skills.

Competition for entry into scriptwriting jobs is fierce. Employers include public service broadcasting corporations and independent TV and radio production companies. Around half of all scriptwriters are self-employed, with many choosing to work from the comfort of their own homes or offices. Employment opportunities for scriptwriters may be advertised in a range of ways. While acquiring work through industry contacts is commonplace, recruitment agencies may occasionally be able to offer vacancies in this line of work.

Average salaries for scriptwriters range from around £19,000 to £45,000 a year. Freelance scriptwriters, who are free to negotiate their own fees, may earn more than this.

 
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  • Absolute Sales & Marketing Specialists

    Developing on going relationships with our clients within the media/advertising sector, we are able to understand your vision and objectives. Absolute specialize in recruiting at all levels within the media sector including Telesales Executives, Media Sales Executives, Advertising Sales Manager, Advertising Sales Directors to name but a few.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Imex Business Centre, 432 Dewsbury Road, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS11 7DF
  • Buchan and London Recruitment Ltd

    Addressing all positions in what is an extensive industry, Buchan and London Recruitment are able provide in demand professionals for Media Roles such as Events Coordinators and Online Editors. Our professional service is held in high regard by clients nationwide, valuing our ability to consistently provide superior staffing solutions for what is a competitive industry. We deal with permanent vacancies all over the UK.
    Coverage UK WIDE
    • Howard House, 110 Brooker Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1JH
  • McBarron Wood Recruitment Specialists

    Our Media functional practice is one of our most established practices, with more than 18 years of experience of working in this industry, our team boast the very best researchers who are well networked and resourced. They make it their job to leave no stone unturned and to ensure that every client receives the very best talent on time every time. Contact us now!
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Unipart House, Garsington Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2PG
    • Cooper House, 2 Michael Road, London, SW6 2AD
    • MBW-i, McBarron Wood House, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP178PB
  • JT Recruit Ltd

    JT Recruit is a well respected local agency and we have a great deal of experience in recruiting the right person for you or finding the right job for you. What makes us different from a lot of our competitors is that we care about you!
    Coverage East Midlands, West Midlands,
    • 34 Charnwood Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2GU
    • Suite 5, Queens Place, 1 Queens Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1JN
    • 4B Bank Court, Weldon Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 5RF
  • Sarah Harvey Recruitment Limited

    Sarah Harvey Recruitment has been established for over 20 years specialising in Commercial, Technical, Healthcare and Executive recruitment. Based in Leamington, Sarah Harvey have developed a reputation as a hard working, honest and professional consultancy.
    Coverage UK, Europe.
    • 37 Chandos Street, Leamington Spa, Midlands, Warwickshire, CV32 4RL
  • 1st Stop Recruitment Ltd

    The longest serving Recruitment Consultancy in Haverhill, serving both local and surrounding areas. 14 years locally and 27 years in the industry, with a solid reputation and foundation for permanent, temporary and fixed term contract services. Now recruiting nationally.
    Coverage East Anglia & surrounding areas
    • 6 Jubilee Walk, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 8DA
  • Connect Appointments

    At Connect Appointments we are a market leading recruitment firm that offers permanent recruitment services as well as contract staffing solutions for clients throughout Scotland. Our service is tailored to your needs covering most business sectors.
    Coverage Scotland
    • 19 Shairps Business Park, Houston Road, Houston Industrial Estate, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 5FD
    • 200 Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 4HG
  • Personnel Selection

    We are committed to finding the RIGHT person - not just ANY person - for the job! Our consultants are reliable, industrious and innovative and always deliver an outstanding service to both candidates and clients alike. Personnel Selection; it's what we do best!
    Coverage Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Wilts
    • 3 High Street, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6BG
    • 9a High Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1LJ
    • Medaxon House, Mill Mead, Staines, Staines upon Thames, Middlesex, TW18 4UQ
  • Premier Group Recruitment

    FIrst Choice for Recruitment. We focus on delivering a comprehensive recruitment solution across the IT, Media and Engineering sectors across the UK, Europe and the Middle East, keeping the entire process of hiring staff as smooth and efficient as possible.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Clarendon House, 59-75 Queens Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4BG
    • 4th/5th Floor, 164 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4LX
    • 3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 3EB

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Scriptwriter Salary Rates
Low Pay:£12,675
Medium Pay:£18,500
High Pay:£19,000
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Average Scriptwriter Salaries by Region
Midlands
£18.3k
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