WWE has posted a new job listing looking for new members of its writing staff.
WWE is always looking to expand the writing team, however, as of late the creative direction of the company has come under more scrutiny than usual with the emergence of All Elite Wrestling as a major player in the industry.
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You can see the key responsibilities below, it is interesting that prior knowledge of WWE is simply labeled ‘a plus.’ If you would like to apply, click this link:
WWE develops and produces the longest running weekly episodic television show in history. With 52 weeks of original programming combining action, adventure, comedy, horror, drama and reality, the creative team’s goal is to provide compelling stories portrayed by the world’s most charismatic, diverse, larger-than-life characters on or off television.
• Develop clearly defined yet emotionally complex characters for a diverse group of WWE Superstars
• Script descriptive, thought-provoking, edgy, creative storylines for Monday Night RAW, SmackDown LIVE as well as select programming on the WWE Network
• Collaborate with a team of road and home-based writers to create compelling Monday Night RAW and Smackdown LIVE stories that capture a global audience fitting multiple demographics
• Provide punch-up for specific scripted segments as well as review the totality of entire episodes for continuity and flow
• Incorporate consumer insights and social media to deliver impactful storylines that are consistent with the WWE brand and each talent’s skills and history
• Minimum of five years of professional writing for TV, film or social media
• Professional TV staff experience in drama and comedy a plus
• Writing and directing reality television a plus
• Experience in all aspects of live TV production a plus
• Plugged into pop culture
• Work closely and effectively with Talent, Writers, and Producers
• Strong understanding of WWE’s audience (demographic and psychographic) a plus but not required
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment
• BA/BS in Film, TV, Drama, Media Studies, Communications or similar field of study or industry experience in lieu of degree