Staff Writer - Blippi

Description

ABOUT MOONBUG ENTERTAINMENT:

Moonbug Entertainment is an award-winning global entertainment company behind some of the most popular kids’ titles in the world. Moonbug’s lineup includes global sensations CoComelon, Blippi, Little Baby Bum, My Magic Pet Morphle, Supa Strikas, Go Buster, Playtime with Twinkle, Gecko’s Garage, ARPO and many more which are available in 27 languages.

Moonbug is a kids’ programming powerhouse with shows on more than 100 platforms globally, including YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Sky, Tencent, Youku and Roku. In May of 2020, Tubular Labs named Moonbug one of the leading digital kids’ entertainment companies in the world based on the total number of minutes watched worldwide.

Moonbug is part of Candle Media, an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises. By bringing together elite talent operating at the intersection of content, community, and commerce, it helps to position leading entertainment businesses for accelerated, sustainable growth in the current market and beyond. Candle is run by its Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs, leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs, and backed by investment capital from funds managed by Blackstone’s flagship private equity business.

The Role:

Moonbug Entertainment is looking for a full-time Staff Writer for the Blippi YouTube channel based in Los Angeles. We are looking for a unique candidate who is both well-versed in writing scripted short-form content for kids and family audiences but also has experience turning RFPs from major brands into compelling content for in-house IP. In general, the ideal candidate will be a writer who loves creating children's educational content.

They will have first-hand experience with the creative process from inception to production for digital platforms such as YouTube and traditional broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms. They will have experience working across both short-form and long-form content, for narrative and (optionally) music-based shows. This is a demanding and fast-paced role that requires significant accountability and initiative. As an in-house staff writer, you may also be asked to work across other Moonbug shows, so knowledge of preschool animation and the broader kids’ entertainment world is highly preferred.

This position will report into the Head Writer.

The Role:

Moonbug Entertainment is looking for a full-time Staff Writer for the Blippi YouTube channel based in Los Angeles. We are looking for a unique candidate who is both well-versed in writing scripted short-form content for kids and family audiences but also has experience turning RFPs from major brands into compelling content for in-house IP. In general, the ideal candidate will be a writer who loves creating children's educational content.

They will have first-hand experience with the creative process from inception to production for digital platforms such as YouTube and traditional broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms. They will have experience working across both short-form and long-form content, for narrative and (optionally) music-based shows. This is a demanding and fast-paced role that requires significant accountability and initiative. As an in-house staff writer, you may also be asked to work across other Moonbug shows, so knowledge of preschool animation and the broader kids’ entertainment world is highly preferred.

This position will report into the Head Writer.

 

This role reports on-site at our Los Angeles West Hollywood office.

Responsibilities

  • Write, edit and revise multiple episodes of short form, live action episodic content at a professional level.
  • Assist with content brainstorms and participate in writers’ room as needed.
  • Participate in creative calls with filming locations to inform script writing.
  • Research filming locations with an eye on tone, environment and storytelling for a preschool audience and overall brand.
  • Work closely with the writing team and senior creatives to achieve a shared vision.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Film/TV, Communications, Creative Writing or Film Studies preferred.
  • 2+ years of creative media writing (at least partially in the kid’s space).
  • 2+ years experience in Children's Entertainment, Scripted Series and/or Studio/Production.
  • Comfortable writing and editing show scripts.
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about animated and live-action children's entertainment.
  • Experience working across live-action and animation narrative.
  • Strong understanding of character and story, working to brand guidelines, and a grasp of visual film-
  • making language and techniques.
  • Excellent communication skills; must be articulate and professional both in written and verbal forms of
  • communication, particularly when it comes to emails, story documents, and pitches.
  • Ability to work proactively, independently and reliably under tight timeframes in a fast-paced
  • environment, with a high level of organization and attention to detail. Ability to time-manage across
  • multiple deadlines is a must.
  • Able to interpret data and insights and leverage them in the creative process. Research and analytics experience a plus.
  • Highly collaborative, resourceful, curious, and calm under pressure with a good sense of humor.

Benefits

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Wellness Resources
  • Others