The Story Editor is responsible for the generation of story ideas and story development through research, outline, treatment, final script, and documentation under the supervision of a senior member of the Story Development team
Orlando, Florida Area
Oct 02, 2023
Story Development at Walt Disney Imagineering is the process of creating a story experience on the attraction, land, resort level, establishing themes, generating high concepts and creating written outlines, treatments, scripts in collaboration with project teams, with the ultimate objective to solve business problems and entertain and inspire the Disney Guest.
You will report to Managing Story Editor.
For full consideration, please send resume and include cover letter.
- The Story Editor is responsible for the generation of story ideas and story development through research, outline, treatment, final script, and documentation under the supervision of a senior member of the Story Development team
- The Story Editor brainstorms within show teams, generates notes from writers room sessions in an organized and timely fashion, supports the story development team's interactive process, and—as requested—helps flesh out the story of a ride, environmental, and/or media based attraction
- In addition to story, the Story Editor also develops nomenclature, sign copy for supporting show and operational graphics, operational spiels, safety and show dialogue, and assists with legal clearance and language translation as needed
- The Story Editor supports company-wide internal and external communications
- The Story Editor must be able to work effectively under tight deadlines, while maintaining individual creative integrity and communicating effectively
- The Story Editor works independently on small projects of limited complexity, or as a participant on a team for larger scope—from concept to completion
- Minimum of 2 years in entertainment industry as a writer or writer's assistant (film, theater, television production, or other equivalent experience)
- Disney Theme Park experience and/or solid understanding of the themed entertainment industry
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- A solid understanding of story structure with ability to write strong dialogue, clear and concise copy, and descriptive prose.
- Complete competency in Microsoft Word, Final Draft, and Keynote
- Ability to research visual and written archival resources
- Ability to receive constructive feedback and collaborate with team members
- Strategic thinker
- Bachelor’s degree in: Creative Writing, Playwriting, Screen Writing, Journalism, or Communications studies desired
- Graduate level education in Creative Writing, Playwriting, Screen Writing, Journalism, or Communications preferred
- Language fluency in written and colloquial Mandarin Chinese and/or Japanese, French, Cantonese, Spanish are a plus