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Hiring Organization Wattpad
Post Name Development Intern (TV / Film / Animation)
Qualification  Any Graduate 
Industry Private      
Employment Type Full Time     
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 17 To USD 25 Per Hour 
Location Los Angeles, California United States 90001

Job Description

Wattpad WEBTOON Studios brings together technology, a diverse new generation of creators, and passionate global fandoms to create data-backed, audience-driven TV shows, films, and books. Leveraging incredible stories and insights from WEBTOON and Wattpad’s combined audience of more than 166 million people.
Wattpad WEBTOON Studios has pioneered a bold, global, fan-first approach to entertainment. Wattpad WEBTOON Studios has worked with Netflix, Sony Pictures Television, Crunchyroll, The Jim Henson Company, and Vertigo Entertainment.
Constantin Film, Penguin Random House, and many other leaders in entertainment and publishing. Wattpad WEBTOON Studios is seeking three motivated, exceptional Development Interns to support each of the TV, Film, and Animation divisions of its North American entertainment business.
An exciting opportunity for aspiring creatives and those passionate about developing a deeper context for the industry, each role will carry out a combination of administrative and creative tasks for the assigned division, while also liaising with the broader Studio team to support our North American acceleration.
Ideal candidates will possess a strong eye for great stories and their potential, clear interpersonal excellence, and a high capacity to learn.
These three positions are each six-month internship with the possibility of extension. To be considered for one of the roles, please submit your resume and a cover letter indicating your preferred placement (TV / Film / Animation) that details your entertainment background and love for storytelling.

What you’ll be doing

  • Work on all aspects of the (TV, film, or animation) development process, all the way from creative conceptualization to production.
  • Assist the development team in identifying which Wattpad and WEBTOON series are best suited for audiovisual adaptation.
  • Study and learn about Hollywood buyers, their mandates, and what audiences they’re targeting.
  • Provide support in building pitch materials (decks) on projects for both internal and external purposes.
  • In collaboration with other interns, circulate a daily Hollywood Newsletter within the entertainment team.
  • Track major festivals, comic conventions, and related entertainment events/opportunities.
  • Manage databases of potential buyers, partners, and co-producers.
  • Read and provide coverage on incoming script submissions.
  • Perform writer availability checks for projects in development on a need basis.
  • Create relevant writer/director/actor lists—and up-and-coming talent.
  • Other administrative functions you would expect while working at a desk of a production company or agency, such as scheduling, project tracking, database management, and other supporting functions.

What we’re looking for

  • Possess and ability to convey passion for Hollywood and pop culture.
  • Excellent development skills and a strong understanding of storytelling.
  • Strong communication skills and etiquette.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. PowerPoint gurus are welcome!
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and team player who goes above and beyond the call of duty.
  • Demonstrate an ability to deliver solutions, make calls, and be proactive.
  • Demonstrate an ability to juggle multiple creative projects and prioritize work without missing deadlines.
  • Experience in development at a major entertainment entity, agency, or production company is a major plus.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary.
  • Career development; we believe in mentorship and investing in your learning, supporting you to achieve your goals.
  • Monthly home office allowance, flexible hours, and remote work options.
  • Summer Fridays with afternoons off!
  • And a whole lot more!
Wattpad WEBTOON Studios is conducting all interviews in a distributed manner using applicable third-party software where needed and using visual interface tools such as Google Hangouts and Zoom.

About Wattpad

Who are we? Entrepreneurs and Do-ers. Our vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories, and our mission is to use the power of community and technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world.
What does that mean? We are visionaries, community builders, passionate problem-solvers, storytellers, coffee snobs (tea drinkers, too!), curious by nature, and culturally diverse.
What are we obsessed with? Our users. Solving complex problems and maximizing flow. Learning constantly. Building the next great storytelling product. Finding the greatest stories ever told. Dogs (and cats), coffee, and good snacks.
How do we work? Autonomously, collaboratively, respectfully. Balancing with work, family, and play all while having a great time.
We are a remote-friendly company and encourage remote candidates to apply as long as they are located and authorized to work in either the US or Canada (excluding Quebec) as a precondition of employment. We are not able to sponsor applicants for work permits.

Culture and Diversity

Wattpad welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We have taken a leadership position in creating a culture and an organization that truly values diversity.
We are committed to fostering a global team that reflects the diversity of the Wattpad community. At Wattpad, we believe cultural fit doesn’t mean culturally identical, and diversity of thought helps us to challenge one another to think big and think differently.
We consider employment applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability status, or any other protected status.  
If you have any special needs or accessibility requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation.

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