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Senior Narrative Designer - OW2

Location
Irvine, California
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
4 Sep 2022
Team Name:

Overwatch

Job Title:
Senior Narrative Designer - OW2

Requisition ID:
R015793

Job Description:

Amazing games start with amazing people, and this is one of the most exciting times to join us!

The Overwatch Team is seeking an imaginative, resourceful, and technically-proficient Senior Narrative Designer to join our team. If you share a passion for developing interesting worlds, compelling characters, and enjoyable stories, then this position is perfect for you.

As part of the Narrative Design team, your day-to-day responsibilities will include: story development; creating diverse characters and dialog for our new and current roster of Heroes; dialogue implementation and scripting; giving voice over direction to our talented voice actors; providing feedback about the IP, story, and gameplay; and mentoring other narrative team members and designers.

Responsibilities

Write lines that quickly and concisely convey moment-to-moment gameplay in a Hero's unique voice.
Design and implement the narrative and emotional beats of story missions.
Implement and script lines and conversations via Blizzard s proprietary tool.
Guide VO studio sessions.
Collaborate with other teams to build stories focused on our outstanding IP and Heroes, while championing player experience and gameplay.
Maintain the vision of the Overwatch universe and contribute to its narrative development.

Requirements

4+ years of demonstrated experience as a Narrative Designer/Writer.
At least one shipped AAA game title in a Mid-to-Senior Writer/Narrative role.
Scripting experience with text or visual scripting languages, as well as technical proficiency in game editors (mainstream or proprietary).
Prior experience in giving voice direction and/or working with voice actors.
Experience in providing constructive feedback and mentoring.

Pluses

Game knowledge and an understanding of the design principles behind games.
Understanding and knowledge of the Overwatch universe.
Experience in game design and/or level design.
Experience writing branching and non-linear dialogue for games.
Published writing work (novels, short fiction, film, television, comics).
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

Application Materials

Links or attachments of writing samples/portfolio (preferred). Prioritize samples demonstrating your ability to write dialogue for different voices. Sample Overwatch barks are also appreciated!
Resume (required)
Cover Letter (preferred

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.

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Details

  • Job Reference: 703710230-2
  • Date Posted: 4 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Location: Irvine, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Job Type: Permanent