Game Writer (Star Wars)
Location: Chatsworth, California US
Requisition Number: 154888
Position Title: Sr Game Designer
Respawn Entertainment is a AAA game development studio that was founded in 2010 by former co-founders of Infinity Ward and creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty and Modern Warfare franchises. In 2017, Respawn was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher. We've shipped Titanfall and Titanfall 2 to critical acclaim, and recently shipped a free-to-play battle royale game in the Titanfall universe, Apex Legends. We are currently hiring for our Star Wars™, Apex Legends, and Super Secret VR game development teams. The opportunity to create groundbreaking games with some of the best developer talent in the industry awaits our future team members.
We're looking for a highly skilled Game Writer who will embrace our philosophy and share his/her hard earned expertise to create an incredible Star Wars™ experience for our players.
What you’ll do...
In collaboration with the narrative team and leads/directors, assist in development of compelling, engaging, and immersive narrative game experiences.
Write outlines, story treatments, character guides, world guides, casting documents, and other supporting narrative content.
Write concise and evocative dialogue in multiple voices.
Contribute to establishing best practices for storytelling that support our goals of an interactive narrative experience.
Collaborate with other departments and assist their narrative-focused goals.
Maintain documentation and assist in recording sessions and management of scripts.
Assist as needed with marketing or other written company communications related to the project.
Ideally, you will have...
5+ years’ experience of disciplined writing in a professional capacity.
Experience as a game writer on shipped titles. AAA experience is ideal.
Strong understanding of story and game development process.
Passion for third-person action adventure games and the Star Wars™ universe.
A desire to write for interactive, living narrative that respond to player choice and agency.
Experience with development tools such as game engines, interactive fiction editors and non-linear video editing.
Strong understanding of how to work with other disciplines in a highly collaborative studio environment.
Ability to process and react to feedback from multiple sources. The ability to self-critique and accept outside critique.
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
College degree in screenwriting, creative writing, filmmaking, narrative design, or similar discipline; or equivalent professional experience.
Benefits & Perks
Here is a sneak peek at some of what we offer…
Medical, Dental, Vision, and other health and welfare plans.
Disability, Life, and AD&D insurance benefits.
Flexible Spending Accounts for heath and child care.
401K with company match and no vesting period.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
Generous parental leave for new parents.
Free games and company store with discounts on games and consoles.
Other perks include education assistance, commuter benefits, adoption assistance, legal services, mental health support, and group home, auto, and pet insurance.
Paid time off, as well as holiday office closures including shutdown between Christmas and New Year's.
Company-sponsored team events such as regular staff parties, food trucks, tournaments, movie screenings, game conventions, and launch parties.
Game room with a pool table, ping pong, foosball, arcade and tabletop games.
Fully stocked kitchens with fresh fruit, breakfast, snacks, and more.
Convenient meal order service for on-site lunch deliveries.
State of the art on-site gym with 24/7 access.
On-site yoga classes, massages, and car washes.
A variety of interest groups and outdoor activities to join with other Respawn Employees: table top games club, poker club, beer club, kit-bashing club, running/hiking, biking, basketball, and soccer among others.
Friendly, caring co-workers and management.
Community / Marketing Title: Game Writer (Star Wars)
Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.
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Date Opened: 2019-03-08 23:34:25.743
EEO Employer Verbiage:
EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status or veteran status. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law.
Location: Los Angeles - Chatsworth
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