Screenwriter

Estrella Media
Full Time
Burbank, CA

Company Description

Estrella Media, Inc. is a leading Spanish-language media company creating video and audio content for multiplatform distribution in the United States and around the world.  Estrella Media is one of the largest U.S. producers of Spanish-language video content, producing over 4,000 hours annually of news and entertainment programming at its Estrella Studios, and it has a library of over 10,000 hours of original entertainment programming. Estrella Media informs and entertains U.S. Hispanic television audiences on the EstrellaTV national broadcast network, owned and operated stations in leading Hispanic markets, and through free ad-supported streaming channels, including Estrella News, the first 24/7 Spanish-language multiplatform news network in the United States.

Estrella Media is also one of the leading producers of Spanish-language radio programming and events. The company's Don Cheto Radio Network features one of the nation's most popular radio talents. Estrella Media’s highly-rated radio programming is broadcast on its radio stations in the top U.S. Hispanic markets and is also streamed on digital media platforms. Estrella also produces large-scale music festivals, concerts, and special events throughout the U.S. To learn more about Estrella Media and see company updates, please visit www.estrellamedia.com. Follow us on Twitter @Estrellamedia, Facebook @Estrellamediainc, and LinkedIn @Estrella Media, Inc.

Job Description

The Entertainment Writer has the ability to create dialogue, situations, commentary that is improvisational as well as scripted. The applicant will be able to develop questions for the Television Host and work with the show’s Producer and creative staff to develop content for the shows. The candidate should possess good research skills to provide daily content for the show.

Responsibilities

  • Use creativity and imagination to create entertaining and engaging programs.
  • Research, outline and write script for Television Host dealing with daily entertainment topics.
  • Outline and present daily scripts for entertainment news and red carpet events for discussion and/or improvisational commentary during show, recorded programs or during live broadcasts, either in studio or on location in a manner that connects with the audience.
  • Collaborate with producers, co-hosts, and associate producers to generate interesting show topics that engage the interests of our viewers.
  • Participate in information gathering, research, writing, vetting, and prepping the story content for air.
  • Verify the accuracy of facts; obtain supplemental material and additional details from knowledgeable sources.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 1-year experience as a Writer in daily scripted shows.
  • Must have strong knowledge of Hispanic local, national, and international celebrities
  • Ability to write ad-lib and improvisational commentary effortlessly in various types of on-air situations.
  • Excellent storytelling ability with strong written, verbal, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of current entertainment and talent news events as well as regional Mexican music.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a high-pressure fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of the Spanish language audience.
  • Fully bilingual: English/Spanish.
  • Communications or Journalism degree preferred.

Additional Info

  • Must be willing to work in Burbank, CA.
  • Must be willing to work long hours, holidays, and weekends on short notice.
  • Must be willing to undergo a pre-employment background investigation
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

EMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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