WWE’s backstage environment is always changing and the company is looking to add some fresh ideas backstage. They are currently hiring writers for both junior and senior level positions.
These two recent LinkedIn postings show that writers make an average of $79,500 a year in the position. The range was noted to be from $61K to $103K.
It was also noted that a minimum of five years experience in television/film/ social media writing is preferred. You can find the qualifications below.
- Minimum of five years 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
The description listed on the post and key responsibilities for these open writing positions can be seen below:
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
If you have any interest in applying for one of the open positions now available in the company you can click here for more information.