Television Writer

Creator, Innovator & Maker

Potential salary $270,000

Television Writer

These are people behind the words your favorite TV character says. Sitcoms, dramas and all scripted programming in between have writers behind the scenes creating characters and plots. Television writers must be adept at both short view (dialogue in scenes) and longview (character arcs) story craft. They are highly skilled in their craft to develop and write the scripts for our screens which entails the creation of plot lines, characters, dialogue and situations. The craft of screenwriting can fall into many different areas such as: media, films, television programs, video games, sitcoms and more. You could be a writer on your own or as a part of a larger team, working together to develop scenes and story lines as well as in general writing the script well and meeting any deadlines. It requires a creative person to be able to come up with all the aspects needed to build a script and so usually they will quite ‘arty’ individuals, intuitive and expressive. As well as this though they must be critical thinkers, problem solvers, intellectual and innovative. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment for writers, in general, will grow 8% through 2026.

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