Writer

  • Job Reference: 99881767-2
  • Date Posted: 26 July 2019
  • Recruiter: World Wrestling Entertainment
  • Location: Stamford, Connecticut
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Broadcasting, Production, Studio & Facilities
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

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WWE develops and produces the last of the great variety shows on television, combining all the elements of entertainment: sitcom, talk show, soap opera, action-adventure, and drama. With 52 weeks of original programming, without an off-season or re-runs, it is quite a creative challenge to keep characters and story lines interesting and compelling. That's where you come in!

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement creative storylines for broadcast and the WWE Network
  • Collaborate with a team of Road-based and Home-based Writers to build compelling RAW/ Smackdown stories that capture the audience and generate buzz
  • Consistently improve and refine storylines
  • Use consumer insights and social media to deliver impactful storylines that are consistent with the WWE brand and each talent's skills and history

Qualifications:
  • Minimum of five years of professional writing for TV, film, websites, social media, creative communications or blogs
  • 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
  • Highly creative (a prolific idea generator)
  • Plugged into pop culture
  • Able to work closely and effectively with Talent, Writers, and Producers throughout the creative process
  • Strong understanding of WWE's audience (demographic and psychographic) a plus
  • Must live in New York City/Stamford, CT area OR be willing and able to relocate there
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Public speaking skills/experience a plus
  • BA/BS in Film, TV, Drama, Media Studies, Communications or similar field of study or industry experience in lieu of degree
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