Job Description - Comedy Writer

100 THIEVES

ROLE: COMEDY WRITER

MANAGER: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER 

ABOUT 100 THIEVES

100 THIEVES IS A NEW GAMING LIFESTYLE COMPANY AND ESPORTS ORGANIZATION BUILT AT THE INTERSECTION OF COMPETITIVE GAMING, ENTERTAINMENT, AND APPAREL. 100 THIEVES WAS FOUNDED IN 2017 BY MATT "NADESHOT" HAAG, THE FORMER OPTIC GAMING CALL OF DUTY CAPTAIN, X GAMES GOLD MEDALIST, AND 2014 ESPORTS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR. AFTER RETIRING FROM COMPETITIVE PLAY, MATT WENT ON TO BUILD SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR GAMING CHANNELS ON TWITCH AND YOUTUBE, AND THEN FOUNDED 100 THIEVES AS A CREATIVE OUTLET FOR HIS PASSIONS IN COMPETITIVE GAMING, STORYTELLING, AND STREETWEAR. IN DECEMBER 2017, THE COMPANY’S GROWTH ACCELERATED WITH AN INVESTMENT FROM DAN GILBERT, OWNER OF THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS, IN CONJUNCTION WITH RECEIVING A FRANCHISE IN THE NORTH AMERICAN LEAGUE OF LEGENDS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (NALCS). THE COMPANY ALSO RAISED FUNDING THROUGH A SERIES A & B FROM INVESTORS SUCH AS DRAKE, SCOOTER BRAUN, AND SEQUOIA CAPITAL. MOVING FORWARD, OUR GOALS ARE TO WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS, TELL THE MOST COMPELLING STORIES IN COMPETITIVE GAMING, AND CREATE THE WORLD’S FIRST GAMING LIFESTYLE BRAND.

ABOUT THE ROLE

WE ARE SEEKING A COMEDY WRITER TO JOIN OUR TEAM. 100 THIEVES DEVELOPS AND PRODUCES EPISODIC PROGRAMMING THAT IS ESPORTS-CENTRIC AND REALITY BASED AND IS NOW BRANCHING OUT INTO MORE COMEDIC-STYLED CONTENT. WE'RE LOOKING FOR A COMEDY WRITER THAT MATCHES OUR TONE AND IS DEEPLY CONNECTED TO GAMING AND INFLUENCER CULTURE. WE'RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO IS PROACTIVE, PERSONABLE, RELIABLE, FLEXIBLE, AND ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT JOINING A GROWING STARTUP. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • USE YOUR DEEP UNDERSTANDING OF COMEDY TIMING TO HELP DEVELOP STORYLINES FOR THE 100T ROSTER

  • COLLABORATE WITH A TEAM OF CREATIVES TO CREATE COMPELLING STORIES THAT CAPTURE A GLOBAL AUDIENCE

  • PROVIDE PUNCH-UP FOR SPECIFIC SCRIPTED SEGMENTS AS WELL AS REVIEW THE TOTALITY OF ENTIRE EPISODES FOR CONTINUITY AND FLOW

  • ASSIST ON-SET PRODUCTION WITH IMPROVISED LINES AND ADDED DIMENSIONS.

  • INCORPORATE CONSUMER INSIGHTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA TO DELIVER IMPACTFUL STORYLINES THAT ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE BRAND AND EACH TALENT’S SKILLS AND HISTORY

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MINIMUM OF FIVE YEARS PROFESSIONAL WRITING FOR TV, FILM OR SOCIAL MEDIA

  • PROFESSIONAL TV STAFF EXPERIENCE IN COMEDY A PLUS

  • WRITING AND DIRECTING REALITY TELEVISION A PLUS

  • EXPERIENCE IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIVE TV PRODUCTION A PLUS

  • PLUGGED INTO POP CULTURE

  • WORK CLOSELY AND EFFECTIVELY WITH TALENT, WRITERS & PRODUCERS

  • STRONG UNDERSTANDING OF 100T'S AUDIENCE (DEMOGRAPHIC AND PSYCHOGRAPHIC) A PLUS BUT NOT REQUIRED

  • EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND THE ABILITY TO WORK IN A TEAM ENVIRONMENT

  • INCREDIBLY RELIABLE

  • COMFORTABLE WORKING IN A FAST-PACED AND DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT; DETAIL-ORIENTED, STRONG MULTI-TASKER.

 

WHY YOU’LL LOVE 100 THIEVES

  • YOU WILL PLAY A KEY ROLE IN BUILDING THE CONTENT BUSINESS OF 100 THIEVES

  • YOU WILL BE DEPENDED ON TO ENSURE THE FUTURE SUCCESS OF 100 THIEVES

  • YOU WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK EVERY DAY WITH A TEAM OF SMART, HUNGRY, AND HUMBLE COWORKER

TO APPLY:

  • PLEASE EMAIL US AT CAREERS@100THIEVES.COM WITH THE SUBJECT: “[COMEDY WRITER] YOUR FULL NAME”

  • INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

    • RESUME

    • COVER LETTER

    • PORTFOLIO WITH PAST WORKS OR LINKS TO PAST WORKS

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!