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Join the award-winning team that created God of War
Santa Monica Studio is seeking an experienced Writer for the development of a new unannounced title!
If you love collaborating with talented developers to create genre-defining games, join us as we embark on a new journey. The ideal candidate has a mastery of storytelling and understands the deep partnership between gameplay and narrative. This individual will be responsible for crafting powerful storylines, strong character arcs, and compelling dialogue.
***Please provide a sample of your best work, ideally in a script format, but other forms are acceptable if a script is not available.***
Work closely with the Lead Writer and all members of the writing team to create compelling stories, exceptional dialog, and bring characters to life with your words
Partner with Narrative Designers to ensure that narrative systems support the plot and key narrative beats
Utilize in-house tools to write, review, and polish your scripts
Work with the project directors, leads and producers to support interdisciplinary collaboration across art, animation, design, audio, programming, and user research to reach project goals
Maintain a studio environment and team culture that supports a quality focused experience
Minimum of 5+ years of experience in a professional writing role including multiple published works or shipped games
Shipped at least 1 AAA game title in a writing role
Knowledge of contemporary gameplay and narrative design, with an understanding of different narrative systems/delivery mechanisms
Skills and experience to quickly turn around feedback
Strong collaboration, communication, writing skills
Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced team environment
Experience working through all phases of writing within AAA game development
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The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.
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