Story Editor is a credit in television. It is a staff position for a screenwriter. They are primarily responsible for editing stories and teleplays produced for the series. They have many other responsibilities, including finding new script/breakdown writers, developing stories with writers, and ensuring that scripts are suitable for production. The Story Editor works closely with the writer on each draft of their story and script, giving the writer feedback on the quality of their work, suggesting improvements that can be made while also ensuring that practical issues, like continuity and correct running time, are adhered to. Many primetime series have an executive story editor and a story editor.
A Story Editor is directly senior to a Staff Writer and junior to an Executive Story Editor. The Newsroom has two Story Editors, David Handelman and Ian Reichbach. They oversee four Staff Writers. Co-executive Producer Paul Redford is the series next most senior writer. Head Writer Aaron Sorkin is notably more involved than many series senior writers in developing scripts.