Nickelodeon is Now Looking for Aspiring Writers

LONDON, UK - DECEMBER 18TH 2017: The Nickelodeon logo, pictured on the spine of a childrens book, on 18th December 2017. Nickelodeon is an American cable and satellite television network. (chrisdorney /

Have you ever had a dream for working for Nickelodeon? Nickelodeon is now accepting applications for the Nickelodeon Writing Program 2019.

The Nickelodeon Writing Program was developed to help aspiring writings join the film industry. The Nickelodeon Writing Program is designed to attract, develop and staff writers with diverse backgrounds and experiences on Nickelodeon Network productions.

There are two different tracks. The General Track is a paid opportunity for emerging TV writers from around the world. “While in the Program, writers hone their skills, build a professional network and gain real-world experience in writers’ rooms for our critically acclaimed live-action and animated shows. The General Track is a 12-month commitment.”

The second track is the Preschool Track. If you are interested in writing for an audience that likes to laugh this is for you. This is a 6-month commitment that offers development opportunities.

LOS ANGELES, CA JULY 26. A water attraction with the Nickelodeon logo on an orange rocket in Universal Studios in Hollywood. Kids are playing around and having fun. July 26, 2007, CA, USA (The World in HDR /

How to apply:


All applicants must submit a Spec Script that adheres to the following guidelines:

  • Must be based on a television series from the Accepted Shows List for either General or Preschool Track
  • Typed in standard Final Draft (or equivalent) script format
  • In black type
  • In 12pt courier style font
  • Do not upload a cover page with your script.
  • The following information should be included in the header/footer of your spec script (it is OK if it appears on all pages):
    • Name of the show (center of the header)
    • Title of the episode (center of the footer)
  • File name should only include only the name of your show and episode (Do not include your name or your submission will be returned to you.)
  • Do not put your name anywhere on the script.


Feature-length screenplays, reality-based comedies or dramas, pilots, treatments, outlines, plays, short stories, books, graphics, magazine/newspaper articles, poems, headshots, audio/video tapes, or other digital media. If it’s not on the Accepted Shows list, please do not submit it!

Please note: Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be considered.

Click here to learn more and apply.