Staff Writer is a crew position for a writer in American television. A staff writer is a junior writer who is a permanent member of a television series crew. They are responsible for working with the rest of the writing staff to break the story of a season into episodes and then may be responsible for writing a portion of an episode or even a whole screenplay. The position is the most junior position for a permanent writer on a series and the holder is typically promoted to Story Editor. Writer's Assistants sometimes go on to become Staff Writers is they remain with a series for some time.