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Insomniac Games is searching for our next great leader in our Story department. The Story Lead is responsible for the role of writing game narrative at Insomniac.
September 25, 2020
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Location: Burbank, California
Insomniac Games is searching for our next great leader in our Story department. The Story Lead is responsible for the role of writing game narrative at Insomniac. This position ensures engaging story by leading a team of writers and narrative designers across multiple games. This role provides a critical component of the studios mission to create games that have a positive and lasting impact on peoples’ lives, by writing compelling stories and leading others to do the same.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Writes story treatments and dialogue that establishes the tone for a game
Participates in cross-project planning for writing and narrative design
Writes craft-specific goals that set a high (but achievable) bar for storytelling
Assesses game macros, cinematic scripts, and level designs against studio and game goals and offers constructive critique
Offers experienced guidance to narrative designers and writers
Initiates and spearheads new projects for storylines
Works with pre-viz artists to visualize story elements
Guides feature-focused, cross-disciplinary groups to improve presentation for cinematics and events
Acts as a point of contact for other disciplines: Bridges the gaps between narrative design and execution and works closely with other developers to problem-solve for narrative presentations
Communicates proactively and anticipates production/scheduling issues. Works with PM to create achievable schedules and meets all production deadlines
Plays the game regularly to assess the work through the players view
Edits writers and narrative designers work
Reinforces design intent with clarity
Participates in playtests proactively; adjust story based on feedback from user tests
Ensures that all complaints and concerns related to inappropriate or unprofessional conduct in the workplace, are address immediately to foster a safe work environment
Other duties may be assigned
Directly supervises a team of Writers on various projects
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems
Education and/or Experience:
Master's degree (M.A.) or equivalent; or seven plus years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Shipped a AAA game in a writer role preferred
Expert knowledge of Final Draft, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Photoshop and Illustrator a plus
If this is the role you have been looking for- we look forward to hearing from you. Please submit your application using the link provided and be sure to include one or more writing samples that showcase strong dramatic writing. Screenplays or teleplays that tell a complete story are preferred.
Interested? Apply now.
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