Senior Designer, Narrative

Job typeGame Development/Publishing
BusinessMonolith Productions
LocationUnited States - Kirkland, Washington
TypeFull Time
Posted DateOct. 21, 2020
The Job

Monolith Productions, a division of WB Games Inc. is looking for a highly skilled Narrative Designer to contribute to the development of our next project. The ideal candidate has a passion for player-driven narratives and excels at creating iconic characters through exceptional dialogue, dramatic moments, and procedural storytelling systems. The Narrative Designer works at the intersection of multiple disciplines to ensure a powerful story experience.

The Daily
  • Work independently and write quality dialogue that is voice-driven, engaging, and tonally consistent with our world.
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders such as Design, Systems, Audio, and Presentation to drive the development of our writing tool and pipeline.
  • Design, write, and implement procedural dialogue and in-game text throughout the game.
  • Collaborate closely with Narrative Lead, and Narrative and Systems designers, as well as QA to identify problems in procedural narrative systems and propose creative solutions to resolve them.
  • Champion narrative, thematic, and mechanical coherence across story and gameplay.
  • Participate in peer review with other writers and iterate on material based on feedback from development team members.

The Essentials
  • At least 4-5 years of game writing experience working onsite with the development team on a AAA game.
  • Demonstrated narrative design experience, ideally working on non-linear or procedural narratives.
  • A solid understanding of tone, character, and perspective.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team of writers and advocate for (and speak coherently about) story with the wider team.
  • Possess a deep literacy in games, film, literature, and television, and a love of mythology and science fiction.
  • Passion for character creation and world-building.
  • In-depth knowledge of industry trends in interactive storytelling.
  • Some experience with scripting and narrative tools (preferred.)
  • Experience with non-linear narrative creation (preferred.)
  • Experience working with actors and voice directors (preferred.)

The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran's status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

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