WWE’s NXT brand just announced a big deal with The CW starting in 2024, and it appears that they will get even more focus. The company is looking to beef up their creative team by one member in NXT.
WWE has recently posted new job listing on their WWE careers portal, signaling their search for a writer’s assistant to provide essential support to the NXT creative team situated in Orlando.
The responsibilities associated with this role are expected to cover a broad spectrum, involving active participation in various aspects of the creative team’s operations and functions. This opportunity represents WWE’s ongoing efforts to strengthen and enhance their creative processes within the NXT brand, emphasizing the importance of effective collaboration and assistance in the realm of professional wrestling storytelling.
Take detailed and accurate notes, use those notes to update creative documents including: scripts, talent rosters, Pay Per View Cards, etc.
Participate and take notes in high level creative writing meetings with Paul Levesque, the NXT Lead Writers and other members of the NXT Creative Writing Team
Work with the Lead Writer to distribute notes from all meetings to necessary parties to ensure communication amongst all departments
Follow directions, execute said directions in a timely manner, and at all times pay close attention to detail
Assist with day to day needs of the writing team at the WWE Performance Center, including helping writers with shoots with talent, promo classes, etc.
Take initiative and communicate clearly and concisely with the Lead Writers, Writers, Performance Center Coaches and other departments
Perform clerical tasks such as transcribing, copying and printing documents
Coordinate with other departments at the Performance Center and NXT Production Team ( Props, Talent, Travel , etc.) to ensure all necessary production elements are taken care of for all NXT TV Tapings
Attend all NXT TV tapings and assist writers with the execution of backstage and in-ring segments, serving as a Runner, coordinating Talent, props and other necessary items
AT NXT TV tapings, update scripts and other necessary documents for the taping. Copy and distribute the most updated documents to the necessary parties
Assist writers with directing and producing taped backstage scenes and live in-ring promos
Anticipate the needs of the team and plan ahead to assure efficient departmental functioning
Perform miscellaneous tasks as assigned/ needed
WWE is not just looking for anyone, because applicants are preferred to have a resume with previous experience. They are looking for, at least, two years of television writing or production experience. Strong knowledge of WWE’s product is also preferred.
Minimum of 2 years TV Writing and/ or Production experience preferred, but not required
Strong WWE and NXT product knowledge
Time management skills and the ability to work well under pressure
Strong work ethic and a flexible schedule that allows for long hours and travel as needed
Willing and able to travel minimally for business to NXT TakeOver Pay Per Views and other necessary NXT Road Shows
Within reasonable commuting distance from the WWE Performance Center to Orlando FL or be willing and able to relocate there
Detail oriented, organized and proactive
Dependable, motivated and eager to learn and assist in the execution of live scripted television
Clean driver’s license and vehicle to be used for business as needed
Strong computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and fast typing skills
Strong Note Taking Skills
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (both verbal and written)
BA/BS degree in Film/TV/Drama, Media Studies, Communications, English, or related field of study, is preferred, but not necessary
We will have to see who lands this job. It is a dream opportunity for many people, but it appears that there is only one opening. It will be very interesting to see who they go with.
What’s your take on WWE NXT adding to their writing team? Let us know what you think about this in the comments section!
November 17, 2023 10:56 am