Writer (The Champions)
Posted on Nov 21, 2018 by Bleacher Report
Writer's Submission Packet
Bleacher Report is hiring temp writers for season two of The Champions. The Champions is a scripted comedic animated series featuring caricature versions of the players and managers of the Champions League. Episodes are approximately 3 minutes long and distributed on the BR app as well as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Writers of the series are well versed in soccer, the internet, and comedy.
The premise of The Champions is that the players and managers all live together in a giant Bachelor style mansion in between games. It loosely parodies and incorporates tropes from several reality shows, most closely spoofing The Real Housewives franchise. What happens to them on and off the field is reflected in the storylines of the house, but because an episode takes approximately six weeks from writing to animation, the premise of each episode is built to be fairly evergreen. More topical jokes are incorporated when feasible, typically through the use of Easter eggs in the backgrounds. Players are given exaggerated attributes, and storylines are told through metaphors.
Please watch the following episodes before starting your packet:
- Episode 1:
- Episode 2:
- Episode 3:
- Episode 4:
- Episode 5:
After that, please complete the sections below.
In addition to submitting your application online, please send your packets to Friday, November 16th, 2018. Once you send your submission to the email, we will send you a submission agreement to complete prior to us reading or considering your packet.
You can write your submission in whatever program you prefer, but please submit it as a PDF. It is very important that your name, email, phone number - any identifying information - is listed on the cover page (part 1) ONLY. This is because we will be removing the cover pages and reading all submissions blind.
Please include a brief cover letter, your contact info, as well as links to anything you've worked on that you're proud of and would like to share. Keep this on a separate page as it will not be read along with your writing samples. Resumes are welcome, but not required.
Write 3 short pitches for potential Champions episodes. These can be written out in paragraph form or with bullet points, whatever is best to get your point across.
Write 1 script for The Champions. Format your script however you are comfortable, just make sure it is internally consistent and easy to understand. It should be approximately 6 pages long.
Submit 2 pieces of writing you have done previously. They can be sketches, short stories, listicles. Anything that shows off your personal sense of humor.
Please send your submission packets to:
If you have questions, please email the above address.