Script Reader

About CoverflyCoverfly is dedicated to making screenwriting talent-discovery more accessible and meritocratic. By aggregating and analyzing data on emerging talent from across the industry’s most respected talent-discovery programs, Coverfly is launching hundreds of new screenwriting careers each year.  Behind the scenes, Coverfly powers discovery programs, coverage services, and reader management allowing partners to streamline their operations and expand their audience.

Backstage Holdings’ mission is to empower creative talent and streamline the content creation process for projects in film, television, commercials/branded content, social media, theater, music video, video games, and more. At our core is a strong belief in breaking down barriers and providing direct access to the best talent in the creative industry. We’re a team of customer centric, analytical and creative problem solvers with a passion for helping our customers make amazing projects together. Our mission: to empower creative talent and streamline the content creation process for projects in film, television, commercials/branded content, social media, theater, music video, video games, and more. Backstage provides solutions that manage the entire project lifecycle, including talent discovery and staffing, production, post production, and distribution. Our brands include Backstage, Coverfly, FilmFreeway, Final Draft, ShareGrid, Sonicbids, and Voice123. Visit our website for more information.

Backstage Holdings is part of Cast & Crew, a family of individually innovative companies modernizing the ways in which content is created.

The Role: 

Coverfly is seeking a Senior Story Analyst to support the operations team in completing a high volume of reading for both competitions and coverage services. In this role, you’ll be reading scripts submitted by our writers, providing actionable feedback, and helping our Writer Development team select writers and scripts to feature or develop through our program.The Senior Story Analyst provides the opportunity to give back and personally impact the screenwriting community, while developing a valuable understanding of the industry. 

The Senior Story Analyst is a full-time remote role open to applicants in the continental US. The Senior Story Analyst will report to Coverfly’s Reader Manager.

What You’ll Do:

  • Efficiently read and analyze projects and provide direct feedback to writers 
  • Provide thoughts to the writer development team to advise on which scripts and writers should be considered for the programs
  • Participate in group debates about your favorite screenplays and writers
  • Highlight writers and projects to be promoted to managers, agents, producers, and showrunners
  • Coordinate ways to make reading processes more efficient under supervision of Reader Manager 

What we’re looking for from you:

  • Experience in screenwriting, writing and reviewing script coverage, and/or project development knowledge
  • General understanding of script construction, narratives, and arcs
  • Exceptional reading and critical thinking skills; able to articulate constructive feedback
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid comprehension of data and ability to present it clearly
  • Basic understanding of Google Docs and spreadsheet functionality
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • General knowledge of the marketplace and entertainment industry
  • Good time management skills and day-to-day autonomy
  • Dependable memory of past and present writers and projects and/or efficient search methodology for that information
  • Ideal candidate would be resourceful and quick-thinking as the team is small and self-sufficient 

Compensation is commensurate with various factors including, but not limited to, relevant experience, qualifications, skills, training, licensure, certifications, geographic cost of labor, and other business and organizational needs. Compensation range for candidates in other locations may differ based on the cost of labor in that location.

The compensation range for this position is:

$21.63—$22.99 USD