Freelance Writer for Video Essay Production Channel

The Take
Working from home
Commensurate with experience
Jul 02, 2019
Entry Level
Metro Area
New York

We are now accepting applications for talented Freelance Writers to write video essay scripts on the following subjects: The Matrix, Dexter, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Big Bang Theory, Peaky Blinders, Buffy, Ozark, and How I Met Your Mother. We're looking for surprising, unexpected takes that can be backed up with solid evidence. You should be able to come up with a strong, original argument that takes a stance, and then to translate that argument into an accessible, entertaining style. It's key to be able to write for a speaker, to make thoughts flow naturally in a conversational voice, while also understanding how to pack a lot of substance in and create a tight structure for a video essay. You will work collaboratively with our senior editorial team to turn scripts around quickly. **PLEASE READ APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND EMAIL APPLICATIONS DIRECTLY TO US.**

To apply:
To be considered, please submit one or more pitches for a video essay script on one of the subjects listed above, as well as a resume, brief cover letter and a writing sample that shows your ability to write analytically on film and TV (this can be a sample elaborating on one of your pitches, or an existing sample of past writing). We encourage you to watch the videos on our YouTube channel to get a sense of our voice before you submit your sample and pitch. **Please email applications to: rather than submitting them through MediaBistro. WE WILL ONLY CONSIDER APPLICANTS WHO EMAIL US DIRECTLY WITH THE REQUIRED MATERIALS.**

I agree that: (1) my submission may include ideas, stories, or concepts which may be similar or identical to content created by The Take or in other user submissions; any resemblance to an idea or submission is unintentional and coincidental; 2) The Take will review submissions in its own discretion, and will contact me if it wishes to work with me to develop my submission; and (3) my submission is submitted without the expectation of confidentiality.

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