Staff Writer, Cocomelon

Moonbug Entertainment Los Angeles , CA 90058

Posted 2 days ago

ABOUT MOONBUG ENTERTAINMENT:

Moonbug is a next generation entertainment company that has cemented itself in the children's media space. Would you like to be part of the next frontier of inspiring and engaging stories to kids around the world?

Founded in 2018, with primary offices in London and Los Angeles, Moonbug creates, produces and publishes thousands of minutes of video and audio content every month with the goal of teaching compassion, empathy and resilience. We are a fast-paced global company, and have already grown to become the largest kids entertainment company on digital platforms in the world. Some of our existing titles include global sensations CoComelon, Blippi, Little Baby Bum, Morphle, Supa Strikas, ARPO and many more which are available in 32 languages and can be viewed on more than 100 platforms globally.

Moonbug is part of Candle Media, an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises. Candle is run by leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs, and backed by investment capital from funds managed by Blackstones flagship private equity business.

This role will report full-time ON-SITE at our West Hollywood Office.

The Role:

Are you passionate about childrens media, music, and YouTube animation?

We are looking for a Staff Writer who is passionate about creating children's content and fluent with digital media and short form musical storytelling. The writer will be based in the LA office and work closely with our network of creators all over the world.

You will be working on a beloved premier short-form digital CG/3D animated preschool musical show. You will pitch ideas, create lyrics, and write scripts that sit comfortably in the pre-preschool (age 2-4) space. The ideal candidate would be a writer who is well-versed with music and lyrics, and has previous experience writing for the young preschool space. Familiarity with the YouTube landscape is also a plus.

We want writers who are passionate about early childhood development and love to come up with creative ways to leverage data to engage children in quality screentime. This is a demanding and fast-paced role that requires quick script turn-around and revisions. A familiarity with VFX and CG Animation is also desirable, though not required.

As an in-house staff writer, you may also be asked to work in-person in Moonbugs office, which is in Central LA. This position will report directly to the shows Story Editor.


Responsibilities:

  • Write, edit and revise multiple episodes of short form, animated episodic content at a professional level
  • Write nursery rhyme-style lyrics that utilize a simple word structure that is comprehensible to the pre-preschool audience
  • Attend regular writers brainstorm meetings, where all attendees are expected to enter with fresh pitches ready
  • Work closely with senior creatives across Creative and Production departments to achieve a shared vision

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Film/TV, Communications, Creative Writing or Film Studies preferred
  • 3+ years of creative media writing (at least partially in the kids space)
  • 3+ years experience in Children's Entertainment, Scripted Series and/or Studio/Production
  • Comfortable writing and editing scripts in Final Draft.
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about children's entertainment
  • Experience working in an animation pipeline
  • 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
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