WWE is shaking up the backstage writing process yet again and they’re looking for a new lead writer for the blue brand.
A new job posting on LinkedIn shows that the company is looking to hire a new lead writer for SmackDown. This is very interesting, especially after the recent departure of longtime NXT head writer Joe Belcastro as Ringside News was first to exclusively report. Now the blue brand is getting a change.
The writing process on the main roster changed dramatically when Paul Heyman was fired from the company. You can click here for a full break-down of how WWE writes their shows now.
This position for SmackDown lead writer was posted 2 days ago, and the description is “on file,” so it’s not viewable to the public. As of this writing 31 applicants have submitted for the position.
Stephanie McMahon made a point to say that she feels WWE needs more female writers. It’s not clear if they are looking for a female explicitly, but they did post a very extensive description of WWE’s equal opportunity employment policy.
If you want to throw your hat in the ring for a lead writer job, you can click here for more information.