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Scriptwriter

Company name
Groupon, Inc

Location
Chicago, IL

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Groupon is based in Chicago and operates in major regions globally. We are a local e-commerce marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy in their neighborhoods. We're enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products and live events. At the same time, we provide merchants with the resources and tools to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward.

The Studio team creates content that merchandises Groupon's inventory and brand to customers, on both a local and a national scale. They are responsible for planning, executing and delivering content that aligns with Groupon's strategic goals. The content they create spans across multiple types of subject matter, from lifestyle photography to product videos to national marketing campaigns and everything in between.

Script Writers pitch ideas, develop concepts and write scripts for videos that are produced by Groupon's Studio team. They take abstract requests and translate them into words and stories that convey information and reinforce Groupon's brand strategy.

Responsibilities:

Conduct background research to ensure scripts set each video up for success

Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of script format and video terminology

Provide cues and direction to editors to convey creative intention

Concept, develop and deliver content in a number of written styles

Identify, resolve and prevent issues from arising that impact the quality of deliverables

Deliver content within deadline for each project, proactively raising concerns when delays occur

Provide clear direction and feedback during post-production reviews

Work as part of a team to explore briefs and generate ideas

Present ideas and proposals, both internally to colleagues and externally to clients

Assist with the development, preparation and delivery of creative proposals and pitches, generating style frames, storyboards and example imagery

Assist with the development and documentation of style guidelines and standard operating procedures

Core Competencies:

Able to partner with internal and external teams effectively

Self directed, ability to work autonomously when needed

Demonstrated understanding of the English language

Excellent at problem solving and being resourceful

Maintain understanding of current and most up-to-date video script writing trends

Strong communication skills

Flexible and able to work in a fast-paced, demanding environment

Experience/Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Visual Arts preferred, related degrees considered

3 years of professional writing experience

Understanding of video production and editing software

Strong communication skills and ability to work in a team environment

Must be able to transport and lift 25 lbs.

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Company info

Groupon, Inc
Website : http://www.groupon.com

Company Profile
Groupon's mission is to become the world's commerce operating system. By connecting buyers and sellers through price and discovery, we have the opportunity to become one of the world's essential companies, a daily habit for our customers and merchant partners.

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