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We Want You

A new world and a new journey await you. It is a world different from any other Blizzard has created.

If you’re a passionate game developer, and, well, a good human being, then we’d love to talk to you. We have a new AAA survival game in the works, set in a new IP for PC/Console. It’s going to be amazing, and we’d love to bring you along for the ride. Together, we’ll build something big, bold, and beautiful.

As a Narrative Designer you will help us build a world that speaks to a diverse audience, creating stories that are inclusive. You will also leverage your experience and knowledge of the storytelling craft to balance our game’s narrative goals with Blizzard’s core value of Gameplay First.

You will develop characters, identify and improve structural problems within a narrative, and explain the reasons behind creative decisions. You will also help other members of the team find the appropriate fantasy for their gameplay ideas.

We believe our team is good. Really good. Granted, we’re obviously biased. But we also believe there are lots of developers out there who can make us even better. You could be one of those people. If you’re looking for a team where inclusion, thoughtfulness, empathy, professionalism, and collaboration are all seen as critically important, we believe our team could be a phenomenal fit for you. Join us and help craft our future!

We Need Your Help With

  • Collaborating with other design teams in crafting memorable stories that give structure to our world and the experiences found within

  • Building and prototyping systems that allow for storytelling within the constraints of the gameplay

  • Championing the needs of story, character, and worldbuilding across the team

  • Collaborating with other disciplines to implement narrative content such as dialogue, strings, objectives, etc

  • Mentoring junior and aspiring narrative designers, as well as providing new perspectives to other designers

  • Crafting compelling dialog, quest, and all other supporting text

  • Lending new perspectives to how we tell stories

  • Embracing Blizzard's core value of "Every voice matters," creating a safe space for collaboration, communication, and creativity across all disciplines and departments.

You’re Good At

  • 3+ years experience as a professional Narrative Designer

  • Self-driven, passionate, creative problem solver, and a great team first attitude

  • Pitching game narrative concepts in a clear, detailed manner, through strong written and verbal skills

  • Organization and meeting deadlines

  • Self-critiquing and accept outside feedback

  • Being self-motivated with a strong work ethic

Extra Awesome Points For

  • Experience with writing for AAA games

  • One or more shipped titles

  • Dialogue systems experience and/or interest

  • Experience with technical narrative design (implementation, scripting, etc)

  • Published writing (novels, short fiction, film, television, comics, etc)

  • Enjoy playing a variety of video game genres and titles

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

COVID-19 Hiring Update: We've transitioned to a work-from-home model, and we're continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. However, this is a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work from home. The home studio for this role is Irvine, CA. We understand each person's circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work/life balance. We’ve worked hard to champion an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth.

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Accommodation Request: We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you require accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to [email protected]

Rewards

We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;

  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;

  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;

  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;

  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $80,800.00 - $149,400.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.