Script editor credits are incorrectly moved to editorial department

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Recently, I've noticed that script editor credits already in the database are being incorrectly moved to the editorial department, a technical department for credits regarding editing. However, script editors are part of the writing team (similar to story editors) and belong in the writers section or the other crew section. An example of moved credits: www.imdb.com/name/nm0014008/

Also, if I add a new script editor credit to either the writers or other crew sections, this is also moved to the editorial department. If I move it back to the writers section I am told "this would be the only 'script editor' credit in that section" - which isn't true as there are thousands of those credits. If I move it back to the other crew section I am told "'(script editor)' is not one of the 58,137 existing jobs we have in this section" which again isn't true, with thousands of script editor credits in that section.

Now it may be debated if script editor credits belong in the writers or other crew sections, but they definitely don't belong in the editorial department.
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rederiet

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Michelle, Official Rep

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Hi rederiet -

I'm checking on this with our data editors to confirm the correct section for 'script editor' credits, as soon as I hear back about our listing policy I will post the information here.

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rederiet

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Thank you - to me it seems someone's made an error, as those credits have previously been moved from the writers section to the other crew section.
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Hi rederiet,

Apologies for the delay on this, we agree that the editorial department is the incorrect section for script editor credits. We hope to be able to provide a better solution soon but for the time being please could you put these credits in the other crew department?

I've moved the credits on nm0014008.

Thanks very much.
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rederiet

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Thank you very much for the response, thought it was very odd they were being moved to the editorial department.