If you’re a TV writer with an offbeat sense of humor and a love of working around children, the Nickelodeon Writing Program could be a great opportunity to get your name out into a niche industry. And what better time is there to brainstorm new projects, than January’s more laid-back academic schedule?
The Program offers aspiring television writers, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, the opportunity to hone their skills while writing for live action and animated shows.
Participants will have hands-on interaction with executives writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas. The Program, developed to broaden Nickelodeon’s outreach efforts, provides a salaried position for up to one year. Submissions will be accepted until February 28. The Application and submission guidelines are available on the website.
What is the Nickelodeon Writing Program?
Developed to broaden Nickelodeon’s outreach efforts, the Nickelodeon Writing Program is designed to attract, develop and staff writers with diverse backgrounds and experiences on Nickelodeon Network productions.
Operating in a three-phased structure, the Program provides a salaried position for up to one year and offers hands-on experience writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas in both live action and animation television.
This three-phased structure allows writers an opportunity to nurture relationships with creators, network executives, line producers, head writers, show runners and story editors.
As part of their script writing, each writer will be assigned to an Executive in Charge of Production and have an opportunity to write a spec script for an on-air Nickelodeon show.
In addition, all writers are integrated into the activities of both the development and production departments. This allows the writers an opportunity to attend storyboard pitches, notes meetings, records, table reads, show pitches and show tapings; all while being exposed to top creators and key production crews.
If you have further questions, make sure to check their Frequently Asked Questions page, with details on many common concerns.