Ellen Martin and Jeff Borkin both have a great track record with Nickelodeon: Jeff was a writer on Blue’s Clues, The Backyardigans and Team Umizoomi, while Ellen was a producer on The Backyardigans and Bubble Guppies. This team makes a habit of beating the competition to the finish line!
For Jeff to test-drive a gag, he doesn’t have to go far: he’s got his own ‘focus group’ right at home, three brutally honest kids.
Running an animation production is like being captain of a cruise ship it’s got a lot of passengers.
– Ellen Martin
Founded in the year 2000, the Nickelodeon Writing Program is a full-time, paid, yearlong development Program for television comedy writers with unique voices and from underrepresented communities. Join us at the studio in Burbank for classes and workshops to sharpen your skills, executive mentorship and networking to build your professional relationships, and the opportunity to work in the iconic live-action and animation writers’ rooms at Nick. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dedicate yourself to the craft of writing and build your career from the ground up.
The Nick Writing Program is not a writing contest – It’s a launching pad for diverse and emerging creatives. If you bring the unique voice and innovative ideas for kids’ and family content, we’ll help you launch a career with all the tools you’ll need to succeed in the industry for years to come.
We need your talent and perspective, so come tell us your story!
Please note: notification dates are subject to change.
We can’t create the most awesome kids’ content in the world without the most awesome artists in the world.
The Nickelodeon Artist Program is a 6-month, full-time paid talent development program for aspiring pre-production artists. We seek out talented designers, painters, story artists, and CG generalists with diverse voices from underrepresented communities, with the goal of mentoring, developing, and staffing the next generation of inclusive storytellers and content creators.
The Nick Artist Program is designed to kick-start the journey of career-ready artists! If you’re ready for the SLIME of your life, come join us at the Nick Animation Studio.
Please note: All dates are subject to change.
We’re always on the lookout for fresh new perspectives and voices who are also curious to learn…and be a SPONGE! Come join us and make an impact!
*Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm PST on February 1, 2023
There’s oodles of ways to get in the door at Nickelodeon!
Our Talent Pipeline Programs are mentorship-based incubators designed to bring emerging creators from all walks of life into the studio.
We’re so proud to host students from @sislercreate in Winnipeg, Canada at our studio! 🧡 For the past 3 years, our #NickCommunityEfforts team has led a fully remote mentorship program with the @winnipegsd pairing students and our studio pros developing their storytelling and animation prowess. Today, students met with their mentors in person and pitched their short films! 🎨
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