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WWE is looking for a lead writer to manage Raw and SmackDown creative teams

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WWE posted a job offer today on their corporate job website.

They are looking for a lead writer who will manage the writers and producers on Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown. Vince McMahon said during the last investor call that they want the shows to have better writing so perhaps, this is the first step in that direction.

The job offer also calls for this person to have at least 10 years of experience and they will also work directly with talent. The job also calls for relocation to Stamford, CT.

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Here is the job posting:

  • WWE develops and produces 52 weeks of original programming including Monday Night RAW, the longest running weekly episodic television show in history airing on USA, and Friday Night SmackDown airing in primetime every Friday night on FOX. Both RAW and SmackDown combine action, drama, reality, comedy and adventure and the goal of the creative team is to provide compelling stories portrayed by the world’s most charismatic, diverse, larger-than-life characters on or off television!The Lead Writer will have the opportunity to manage, mentor, and develop experienced Writers/Producers with a diverse creative background while simultaneously being accountable for compiling, editing, and developing weekly/long term scripts, storylines, and character development.Key Responsibilities: Manage a team of Writers/Producers to build compelling stories that capture a global audience fitting multiple demographics Lead writing team discussions in brainstorming and laying out weekly episodes and long-term storylines Responsible for the development of clearly defined yet emotionally sophisticated characters for a diverse group of WWE Superstars through thought provoking, captivating, and creative storylines Edit in-ring promos and backstage segments submitted by writing team members for continuity, character consistency, storyline progression and final punch-ups Compile, write, edit, and take ownership of the drafts for their respective shows weekly, including all promotions, graphics, replays and pop culture references Constructively mentor and critique individual writers to help develop growth and foster a positive team environment Incorporate consumer insights and social media to deliver impactful storylines that are consistent with the WWE and Talent Brands Deftly pitch ideas and stories to executives in weekly creative meetings Produce and direct Talent in a live television environment on a weekly basis Collaborate with internal WWE departments as liaisons for the Creative Writing Team Travel weekly to live taping of RAW or SmackDown as well as Pay-Per View events. Requirements: 10+ years of TV/Film writing and production experience Experience supervising a writing team and leading a writer’s room Experience leading multiple team members and pitching creative to Networks and Executives 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 Strong knowledge of WWE shows, talent, storylines, and audience demographic/psychographic BA/BS in Film, TV, Drama, Media Studies, Communications or similar field of study or proven experience in lieu of degree Located in NYC/Stamford, CT area OR able to relocate We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. WWE is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer and is subject to federal regulations pertaining to employment. WWE does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under federal, state or local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the Company has facilities. WWE also provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and any other state or local laws. For information about Privacy and Information Security for WWE employment candidates, please review our Candidate Privacy Policy. For information regarding Terms and Conditions for this and other WWE websites, please review our Terms and Conditions of Use