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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.

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
Source: WWE is looking for a lead writer to manage Raw and SmackDown creative teams | Wrestling News


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The writers also must have a ball to push the storyline they have created to Vince and tell him that this is a good thing. Rather than be just another yes-man, afraid to be fired.
 

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I'd love to pitch myself but Vince said no it was his show.

Anyway that writer won't have much to pitch in if Vince continues to thwart logical conclusions and creative ideas on a weekly basis it will remain the same as usual.
 

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This would be like taking a job with the Dallas Cowboys. Vince, like Jerry Jones, runs the show.
 
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Anyone is better than Vince, he is so out of touch with today's culture.
 

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We, the WWE, are looking for a writer who will bow down to the head of Vince McMahon and must write stuff for him to approve before the show goes on air.

In other words, it doesn't who gets hired! Vince rips up the script before the show goes on air anyways!
 
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I'll do it as long as I'm given a generous payoff when fired. At least I'll get at least 3 weeks of sensible storylines that matter week-to-week and pays off at the PPV before Vince fires me for telling him to fuck off and his ideas are shit! I'll get a nice little earner out of it but I need to tell my work I need 3 weeks off.
 
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