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How to Become a WWE Writer

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If you are a fan of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and a writer, you may be able to combine those two interests into a job as a WWE writer. The WWE looks for new writers regularly, so if you know how to find job openings and are prepared to meet the qualifications, you may be able to land a WWE writing job.

Earn a BA or BS degree in communications, media studies, film, drama, or a related subject. The WWE requires its writers to have a bachelor's degree in one of these fields.

Gain appropriate work experience. The WWE expects its writers to have a minimum of three to five years of writing and production experience for network television. They prefer applicants with TV staff experience in comedy and drama and expect a high level of creativity and the ability to generate ideas quickly.

Gain extensive knowledge of the WWE and its storylines. The WWE expects its writers to have a high degree of expertise in its shows, personalities, and ongoing plots. They should know the WWE's audience and demographics and be prepared to work with TV personalities and other writers.

Live in the Stamford, Connecticut, area or be prepared to relocate. Stamford is the home of the WWE corporate office, and writers are required to live in the area.

Be willing to travel. The WWE may require writers to do some business travel as a part of their responsibilities.

Monitor job openings. The WWE's corporate site regularly posts available positions, including those related to writing. When you find a suitable opening, you will be able to apply for it online via the site.

Tip

While you are gaining the experience necessary to become a writer for the WWE, do some wrestling-related freelance writing for magazines or websites. This will show your interest and knowledge of the topic and help you hone your skills.

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About the Author

Based in Kissimmee, Fla., Barb Nefer is a freelance writer with over 20 years of experience. She is a mental health counselor, finance coach and travel agency owner. Her work has appeared in such magazines as "The Writer" and "Grit" and she authored the book, "So You Want to Be a Counselor."

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