Head Writer (Temporary)
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NBA Anime Head Writer - Season 1
Writer's Submission Packet
Bleacher Report is the social voice of sports – creating and collaborating on the culture of sports for the next generation of fans. Our vision for making sports bigger than games has led to unmatched engagement. Bleacher Report also provides an industry-leading fan experience on mobile devices through it's highly addictive app. Follow the action at bleacherreport.com and on Instagram and Twitter @BleacherReport.
Bleacher Report has released five animated series: Game of Zones, a mashup of the NBA and Game of Thrones, Gridiron Heights, a fictional town where NFL players live during the football season, The Champions, a reality show parody where Champions league soccer players and managers live together in a Bachelor style mansion, The Portal, an alternate universe where superstars of today meet and play legends in their prime, and Role Players, which places some of the NBAs favorite characters into different scenes from iconic movies, tv shows and games. The series are different in animation style, premise, and length, but they deliver in commenting on their sport in a humorous manner that allows fans to connect to their favorite players in a new wa y.
About the Role:
Bleacher Report is hiring a temp Head Writer for a new Anime-inspired NBA series. The Head Writer will help establish the tone and subject matter of the new comedy series that's inspired by the energy and look of classic anime. Applicants should have knowledge of both the NBA and the tropes of anime.
Please send your submission packets to email@example.com by Monday, August 15, 2022. You must also sign and return the submission agreement or we cannot read or consider your packet. You will receive this form once you submit your packet.
You can write your submission in whatever program you prefer, but please submit it as a PDF. It is very important that your name, email, phone number - any identifying information - is listed on the cover page (part 1) ONLY. This is because we will be removing the cover pages and reading all submissions blind.
1. Please include your resume and a brief cover letter, your contact info, as well as links to anything you've worked on that you're proud of and would like to share. Keep this on a separate page as it will not be read along with your writing samples.
2. Write one comedic 2-to-3 page script about an epic, comedic fight between two or more NBA personalities that ideally mirrors or compliments real life drama. The script should feature heightened versions of NBA players and can or cannot be written with an anime-style in mind.
3. Submit 2 pieces of writing you have done previously. They can be sketches, short stories, listicles. Anything that shows off your personal sense of humor.
If you have questions, please email the above address.
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