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As a Scriptwriter at Ubi MTL, you'll create a foundation of words and ideas to provide players with the freedom to build unique experiences and make meaningful choices.

You’ll develop the embedded and emergent narrative elements that will make up a living, breathing, reactive world. Be it a story or gameplay-focused game, you’ll craft content that gives purpose to the people, places, and things within it, and helps players understand what they need to do.

What you'll do:

  • Partner with the narrative and creative directors to understand the overall game vision.

  • Brainstorm and research ideas + discuss your findings with collaborative teams.

  • Work with other writers, designers, and artists to develop consistent content (plot, setting, characters, barks, dialogue, events, lore, item descriptions, tutorials, etc.).

  • Write, write, rewrite, proofread, polish (and repeat).

  • Create and maintain narrative documentation (character bios, location descriptions, item names, etc.) to guide cross-functional teams throughout production.

  • Revise your work to reflect comments from interdependent teams and changes to gameplay.

  • Occasionally take part in recording sessions with voice-over actors, and help with marketing projects.

  • In certain cases, follow up on your content post-launch and rework it based on player feedback (improve, add, or remove narrative elements).


What you bring:

  • A degree in Creative Writing, Literature, Film, or equivalent

  • At least 3 years of writing experience or related experience

  • Understanding of game design fundamentals and all stages of development

  • A highly creative, collaborative, and innovative spirit

  • Curiosity, flexibility, and plenty of resourcefulness

  • Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills

  • Ability to adapt to feedback and to improvise

What to send our way:

  • Your CV highlighting your education, experience, and skills

  • A variety of samples of your best work (attach files or send us a link to your personal website or online portfolio)

Additional Information

About us

Ubisoft’s 20,000 team members, working across more than 30 countries around the world, are bound by a common mission: enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their commitment and talent have brought to life many acclaimed franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, and many more to come.

Ubisoft is an equal opportunity employer that believes diverse backgrounds and perspectives are key to creating worlds where both players and teams can thrive and express themselves.

When you join Ubi MTL, you discover a workplace that sparks inspiration and connection. We offer a collaborative space that provides career advancement, a host of learning opportunities, and meaningful benefits centred on well-being.

If you are excited about solving game-changing challenges, harnessing cutting-edge technologies, and pushing the boundaries of entertainment, we invite you to join us on our journey and help us create the unknown.

At Ubisoft, you can come as you are. We embrace diversity in all its forms. We’re committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive and respectful of all differences.