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Wanted: Adventures in Odyssey writer

April 11th, 2019

Whit's WorkshopDo you love to write scripts? Do you love Adventures in Odyssey? Are you looking for a career that combines them both? The search is on for a new writer apprentice for Adventures in Odyssey. This apprentice will learn and develop the ability to write original scripts for the show and continue the legacy of over thirty years of excellence in audio drama. The apprentice will become immersed in the world of Odyssey, learning more about the show’s history, characters, locations, and storylines. He or she will also provide input on story ideas, outlines and scripts as well as gaining an understanding of our target audience through extensive reading, personal contact, research, involvement with social media, and message boards.

This position requires experience in some form of creative writing (bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism, Screenwriting or English preferred) as well as thorough knowledge of the Bible and Christian worldview. It also requires a a long-term relocation to Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Sound interesting? Check out the Focus on the Family Career Portal to apply. 

100 Comments on “Wanted: Adventures in Odyssey writer”

  • Serena on August 29th, 2018 - 9:45am


    This sounds cool, but lol, I’m too young and live far far away from colorado!

  • Marisa on August 29th, 2018 - 10:00am


    yeah same… but good luck to those who can apply!

  • JLY2 on August 29th, 2018 - 10:24am


    This sounds awesome!!!

  • TaCoBella on August 29th, 2018 - 10:27am


    Wow, this is incredible! If I were a senior, or older I would totally apply! However, I’m only a teenager. Gotta love Odyssey for putting out a job notice! Good luck to whoever is lucky enough to land the apprenticeship!

  • gracie beth on August 29th, 2018 - 10:37am


    sounds neat!

  • Moderator on August 29th, 2018 - 3:52pm


    @Katie10 You need to be at least 18 years old to apply. Thanks for asking!

  • PACKER on August 29th, 2018 - 7:08pm


    Sounds so cool!!!

  • Knittingfun on August 29th, 2018 - 8:17pm


    My sis. is looking for a job right now. Too bad we don’t live there!

  • AgentX14 on August 30th, 2018 - 7:37am


    Join the Agency here! We’re having a blast starting this! https://www.whitsendblog.org/2018/03/grayson-smith/

    (this is for those who didn’t see it on the last two podcasts. We’re switching so often, I usually end up posting it right before we switch, so I’m not sure if everyone saw it or not)

  • cocacola on August 30th, 2018 - 8:48am


    i wish i could!!!

  • melissa on August 30th, 2018 - 2:35pm


    at Melissa how have you ben this woulde be a Kool job don’t you think Melissa ps do you still have youre dog

  • melissa on August 30th, 2018 - 3:26pm


    I live in florida so I don’t live in Colorado springs any moer Melissa good luck to the new riders

  • Ben on August 31st, 2018 - 10:27am



    I hope whoever gets the apprenticeship does a good job! 🙂

  • Rebekah on August 31st, 2018 - 12:25pm


    Whaaa 🙁 😥 I WANTS TO BE 18 & LIVES IN COLORADO 🙁 🙁 whaaa 🙁

  • john on September 2nd, 2018 - 4:22pm


    ME ME PLEASE! :p

  • john on September 2nd, 2018 - 4:23pm


    @Rebekah: Same! 🙁 🙁 :O

  • Daniel on September 3rd, 2018 - 3:30pm


    Todays show Never for Nothing what a good show.

  • lia on September 3rd, 2018 - 6:12pm


    I LIVE IN THE SOUTH, NO WEST!waaaaaaaaaaaaaa!Also, i’m a kid so…..BUT I WOULD BE A GOOD WRITER,I’LL HAVE YOU KNOW!

  • Caleb on September 3rd, 2018 - 7:45pm


    I wish i could but I’m to young and live in canada

  • Annika on September 4th, 2018 - 3:30pm


    i wish they had a job for kids there

  • SHILOH on September 4th, 2018 - 4:37pm


    My Sister is a Published Children’s book writer… I might just tell her about this.?

  • Anonymous on September 5th, 2018 - 10:34am


    You are repeating recently-heard episodes again! Please try to space out the time between repeat episodes. there have been at least 3 or more episodes that were recently aired, that you are airing again! “never for nothing” is one of them. Forgiving more or less, is another. and anger mismanagement, also. Please don’t play them so soon after we recently heard them. Thanks so much.

  • Maria on September 5th, 2018 - 10:45am


    Why do you have to live in Colorado, with today’s technology?

  • AgentX45 on September 5th, 2018 - 10:53am


    The next Podcast is with Mark Christopher Lawrence (voice of Ed Washington) who appeared in The Toy!

  • moderator on September 5th, 2018 - 10:56am


    @Anonymous/Maria, thank you for your feedback we appreciate hearing from you. The last time “Never for Nothing” was aired was November, 2015. Since we air episodes six days a week and only have 850+ episodes, they will repeat every few years. If you are hearing the episodes more frequently than that, please check with your local station as they may have chosen to repeat older episodes. Have a great day!

  • Moderator on September 5th, 2018 - 11:25am


    @Maria, this job requires extensive training that necessitates being onsite. Thanks for checking! If you have any more questions about the job feel free to email [email protected]

  • Texas girl on September 5th, 2018 - 7:38pm


    How did you find that out?
    That’s so cool.

  • Texas girl on September 5th, 2018 - 7:42pm


    Also @AGENTX45
    Did you mean “The Toy Man”. Or “The Toy”?

  • Marisa on September 6th, 2018 - 6:24am


    @AgentTX45 please no spoilers about the unreleased episodes. Those of us who aren’t in the club haven’t heard them yet. 🙁

  • Feathertail on September 6th, 2018 - 8:25am


    Dang! This sounds amazing and I love writing! But I’m too young and live too far away. :'(

  • Serena on September 7th, 2018 - 12:44pm


    I would love to do this job! It would be so fun but…
    Anyhow, How is everyone doing?

  • Cayla on September 8th, 2018 - 9:44am


    I WISH I WAS 18!! This sounds amazing!

  • melissa on September 9th, 2018 - 10:16am


    At ben I agree and I use to live in Colorado but I don’t live there anymore I hope who ever gets the job good luck melissa

  • melissa on September 9th, 2018 - 10:17am


    At Melissa i’m doing good my dog is doing well he is well behave and cute he is 11 years old and in the 6th grade ha ha melissa

  • AgentX45 on September 9th, 2018 - 5:05pm


    Texas Girl, The Toy. Its a unreleased episode. I’m sorry, I won’t give away any more spoilers.

  • agentX4jesus on September 9th, 2018 - 7:37pm


    I wish i could do this!! i love writing

  • BENNY on September 10th, 2018 - 12:09pm


    i wish i was old enough. and lived in colorado

  • AgentX14 on September 10th, 2018 - 4:42pm


    Just reminding everybody… You are all welcome to join the agency here: https://www.whitsendblog.org/2018/03/grayson-smith/
    #Transmission Shared#

  • Marisa on September 11th, 2018 - 2:51pm


    yaaaaaayyy! so excited! I just got the first two blackgaard chronicle books for my B-day!! 😀 😀 😀

  • A.v on September 14th, 2018 - 8:16pm


    Woods great but I don’t live close either

  • V on September 14th, 2018 - 8:20pm


    I wish I I lived in Colorado it would be cool and I love adventures in ODYSSEY!!!!

  • Ava on September 23rd, 2018 - 1:19pm


    Yay this is like my dream job writing scrips and Odyssey combined But I don’t live in Colorado Springs ! ?

  • grace on September 23rd, 2018 - 6:58pm


    how i wish i would enter but i am to young. I even have a script that i could enter. I will still keep writing though AIO!

  • Anonymous on September 27th, 2018 - 1:44pm


    pysche wish i could

  • glory on September 28th, 2018 - 1:07pm


    hey, moderator, r u going to offer this job in the future again?

  • Kayla on October 3rd, 2018 - 11:06pm


    sounds fun and whoever writes please write a love story for Buck and Jules. 🙂

  • Kori on October 10th, 2018 - 4:15pm


    Hello. My name is Kori. I am very interested in this job and am willing to move to Colorado. I received almost all A’s in my writing in college and am a total Odyssey nerd with deep feelings for each character.

    I would like to apply for the job, but the career portal link is not working. Is there another path to applying?

    I look forward to moving forward in the application process.

    In Christ,


  • joelle on October 24th, 2018 - 1:43pm


    hey whats up. I think Penny and Wooten should have a baby. What do Paul and Bob think of that. A girl or boy guys.

  • Dorker on October 24th, 2018 - 4:43pm


    Hi, is twoflowers on here

  • Anonymous on October 25th, 2018 - 9:35am


    Hey is twoflowers on here

  • Kayla on October 25th, 2018 - 1:40pm


    a girl

  • Marisa on April 11th, 2019 - 9:26am


    Whoah was this accidentally posted again or is this still going on?

  • Moderator on April 11th, 2019 - 10:21am


    @Marisa, we are looking for a writer apprentice so we wanted to repost the job application. Thanks for checking!

  • Marisa on April 11th, 2019 - 11:42am


    Thanks Moderator! The old comments threw me off a bit XD

  • glory on April 11th, 2019 - 11:44am


    Okay, they reposted the application thing… with the old comments. Good luck to whomever gets the position! Maybe one day I’ll get to apply for it.

  • AgentX37 on April 11th, 2019 - 12:36pm


    this is a new chat. right?

  • FunKnitting on April 11th, 2019 - 12:48pm


    I wish I was older!!! I would love too! (I also would need to live there too)

  • AgentX37 on April 11th, 2019 - 12:58pm


    You are all welcome to join the agency here: https://www.whitsendblog.org/2018/03/grayson-smith/

  • Josephine on April 11th, 2019 - 2:48pm


    It does sound cool and I am to far away and to young for it but I was wondering when are they going to do a podcast with the Character(Buck Oliver)he is a new member and yet they did Jullian first? love the show and have been watching it since I was I am turning Tomorrow my dads old boss\adopted Grandpa got me in to it he is a entrepreneur that wrights christian books such as the(Spice family chronicles)comes in audio form and is a lot like Adventures in odyssey.but sadly he moved away.:(

  • #biblebro on April 11th, 2019 - 4:32pm


    I’m to young and I live too far away!

  • Wwiininja on April 12th, 2019 - 4:50am


    Wow! How do you guys see this stuff so fast?

  • Pretzel on April 12th, 2019 - 6:58am


    I wish I could write for Adventures in Odyssey! But I’m and I can’t deal with the cold of Colorado. I can’t even deal with 60 decrease! I have written many scrips for my cousins though. Every year when my cousins from my dad’s side come to visit, we make mini movies. Love Adventures in Odyssey and keep producing those characters and stories we know and love!

  • PeterF on April 13th, 2019 - 6:11pm


    i soooo wish i could write for odyssey! all the time i am thinking of story and character ideas. i would apply if i was old enough and if i wanted to move to Colorado which i don’t.

  • FunKnitting on April 13th, 2019 - 6:35pm


    I’m so sorry I didn’t respond to you right away! It has been soo busy! I’m only on here once in a while, I guess I don’t keep up with this anymore… Album 66, was really fun! Have you listened to album 66 yet? Thank you! Yes, I am so excited about the baby girls! Their names are Christiana Joy, and Rose Adelle! They baby’s were born safe. And my sister, and sister-in-law are recovering! How are you doing? What have you been doing lately?

  • Alison on April 14th, 2019 - 2:42pm


    Good luck for all those participating ! I live quite a while away!

  • #biblebro on April 14th, 2019 - 3:03pm


    Yo Moderator, have you hired a new writer yet???

  • leaffeather on April 15th, 2019 - 7:41am


    I have to write many papers for my school and I wish I was old enough! But I live to far away!:( ?(

  • leaffeather on April 15th, 2019 - 7:45am


    I also see a problem where some people wrote on August 29th 2018, but this came out on April 11th, 2019.

  • Kaylynne on April 15th, 2019 - 12:11pm


    Sounds sooo fun, buuut I already have my career picked out. :/

  • gw28 on April 15th, 2019 - 8:05pm


    If only I lived in Colorado Springs…

  • Gisela on April 16th, 2019 - 12:20pm


    Aghhhh!! I’d love to be a writer, but I’m a teenager and live nowhere near Colorado Springs. I have so many ideas fizzling around in my head and I’ve even written my own stories for these ideas. 🙂

  • #biblebro on April 16th, 2019 - 4:02pm



    Me too! Jobs for kids!

  • WWIININJA on April 16th, 2019 - 5:41pm


    Hi! Are you a new commenter?

  • PeterF on April 16th, 2019 - 8:41pm


    @#BIBLEBRO: YES, jobs for kids! or at least some how we can make decisions in odysssey.

  • AgentX37 on April 18th, 2019 - 12:45pm


    [email protected] to answer your question you said: would you rather have smores or oreos? i would rather have oreos! yum!

  • PeterF on April 18th, 2019 - 6:12pm


    since most of the people who read this probably aren’t old anough to get a job they should make a page where we send our stories to them! I have lots of ideas and stories I would send!

  • PeterF on April 19th, 2019 - 12:20pm


    blogmods, has anyone applied yet? i wish I could.

  • Anonymous on April 19th, 2019 - 12:54pm



  • Dance on April 19th, 2019 - 1:57pm


    Hey peeps! Get it peeps the Easter candy……anyway happy early easter everyone!

  • toby on April 19th, 2019 - 6:03pm


    You should have a script contest for kids! I know would probably wreck your system, but if you could find a way it would make a lot of people really excited. For kids, From kids- that would be totally cool. I would enter because I love writing scripts, and I love AiO!

  • AGENTX14 on April 20th, 2019 - 9:45am


    Hey everyone!! How are you all doing?!?! I’m doing great!! YEPPERS!

  • aGENTX14 on April 20th, 2019 - 9:47am


    Hey everyone!!! How are you guyz doing?!?!?! Im great!!! Yippers!!! Anyway got to go, I’m about to eat cookies!!! Yummy in my tummy!!

  • Chloe on April 20th, 2019 - 9:46pm


    I would love to take the job but, 1. I live in Canada 2. I’m in my early teens 3. Well, there is no 3 but you get my point 🙁 Otherwise then that I would LOVE to apply….I don’t know if anyone is going to read this but, I would love if you take a old characters (for example a kid) and bring them back Odyssey so they can start a family and stuff 🙂 Maybe Lucy and Jack Davis (because they’re married, right?) Anyways, thanks for this wonderful show and keep being awesome and trusting in GOD!!!!!!!

  • owen on April 22nd, 2019 - 5:32pm


    dose anyone thinks that Jason and Connie will get get married in like three or four years theirs seems to something about these two like in the grand design it is called home again part 1 and 2
    dose anyone thank so?

  • AgentX14 on April 23rd, 2019 - 5:28am


    Verse of the day from the agency: Verse of the day: For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
    2 Timothy 1:7

    Join the agency here:

  • Savannah on April 23rd, 2019 - 10:11am


    Wow! This sounds awesome! I write scripts all the time! If I could I would, but I am in the middle of filming a TV show right now. But if I wasn’t already an actress, I would totally be a script writer!

  • #biblebro on April 23rd, 2019 - 12:57pm


    Anyone wanna hear my REAL name??

  • #biblebro on April 23rd, 2019 - 12:57pm


    But I’ll only do the first name.

  • AgentX37 on April 23rd, 2019 - 1:21pm


    #[email protected] what is it!!??

  • PeterF on April 23rd, 2019 - 1:50pm


    @OWEN: I don’t think Jason should marry connie. in my opinion the only one right for jason was tasha, and the only one right for connie was mitch.

  • catgirl on April 23rd, 2019 - 2:14pm


    @ Owen: Yeah, I’ve thought of them being married a TON of times. I’m still 100% #Connie+Mitch though. 😉

  • #biblebro on April 23rd, 2019 - 2:42pm



    It’s Joel.

  • PeterF on April 23rd, 2019 - 4:07pm


    @#BIBLEBRO: so I’m not the only boy on here then!

  • AgentX37 on April 24th, 2019 - 12:53pm


    #[email protected] my name is caleb.

  • gw28 on April 25th, 2019 - 8:20am


    PETERF: I’m a boy. Yeah, tbh it does seem like there are more girls on the aio chatting pages…(nothing wrong with that tho, just saying.)

  • Anonymous on May 28th, 2019 - 8:05am



  • LOTR NERD on June 4th, 2019 - 6:33am


    I have always wanted to write for AIO! I’m a director, scriptwriter, and actor for a scriptwriting group here, and our Parish. Oooo! A dream come true! Haha, now all I have to do is graduate with my Bachelor’s degree XD

  • Kali on June 14th, 2019 - 9:11am


    Sounds like an awesome idea, the only problem is that it really narrows it down when you’relooking for someone that lives in Colorado, especially if they have to be older than 18 and know how to write. I’m hoping to write someday, but it’s not as easy as it might seem.

  • Me, not you on June 20th, 2019 - 8:46pm


    Holy cow! This sounds amazing! It is my dream to work for Aio someday. My mom says I am a fabulous writer, but I’d rather do the voice acting part of Aio. But this is still so neat!

  • agenx37 on June 23rd, 2019 - 1:57pm


    Me, not [email protected] are you ME??

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