Major Group: 2 - Professionals | Sub-Major Group: 21 - Arts and Media Professionals | Minor Group: 212 - Media Professionals | Unit Group: 2122 - Authors, and Book and Script Editors
Description: Produces literary or other written work for publication or performance. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications and experience.
Skill Level 1 : Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Specialisation titles are any commonly used titles which refer to a subset of jobs belonging to the occupation designated in the principal title. These jobs involve the performance of specialised tasks rather than the broader range of tasks usually performed in the occupation.
UNIT GROUP 2122: AUTHORS, AND BOOK AND SCRIPT EDITORS
Description: Write, edit and evaluate literary works for publication and scripts for film, television, radio and stage productions.
Skill Level: Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. Some occupations in this unit group require high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
creating and developing ideas and themes for written works, such as novels, plays, musicals, screen productions, educational texts, information texts and multimedia products
researching subject matter through original and secondary materials, interviews and other media
planning, organising and writing material
reviewing and evaluating manuscripts of novels, biographies, short stories, poems, educational texts and other books, and ensuring coherence of style and development of theme, plot and characterisation
advising publishers about potential of works for publication and conditions of publication contract
negotiating publication details such as royalties, publication dates and numbers of copies to be printed
reviewing and assessing stories and other material for film, television, radio and stage productions
directing the preparation of scripts to be read by announcers to introduce and connect parts of musicals, news, sports and special events programs