Ubisoft’s 20,000 professionals, working across more than 40 locations around the world, are bound by a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences.
9 вересня 2022 GameDev

Senior Narrative Designer [Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora]

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Company Description

Ubisoft’s 20,000 professionals, working across more than 40 locations around the world, are bound by a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their dedication 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 company that believes diverse backgrounds and perspectives are key to creating worlds where both players and community can thrive and express themselves. Beside this, at Ubisoft, we are committed to making our own active contribution to a better environment through green initiatives and global carbon neutrality. If you are excited about solving game-changing challenges, cutting-edge technologies, pushing the boundaries of entertainment and Play Green, we invite you to join our journey and help us create the unknown.

Job Description

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora™ is a first-person, action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft studios in collaboration with Lightstorm Entertainment and Disney. Built using the latest iteration of the Snowdrop engine, and developed exclusively for the new generation of consoles and PC, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora brings to life the alluring world of Pandora with all of its beauty and danger in an immersive, open-world experience.
As a Senior Narrative Designer at Ubisoft, you’ll be challenged with conceptualizing, researching, writing, and editing game quests for our latest Avatar project. You’ll help mentor an intimate team of writers, whilst collaborating with the Lead Writer, Mission Director, Narrative Director, and with multiple Quest (level) Designers who will implement the team’s quests in-game.
This is a permanent position based in Ubisoft and requires working onsite. We kindly ask you to apply with your CV and message to the hiring manager in English. Applications will be reviewed whilst the job ad is posted.

Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualizing and writing Quests that are consistent with the IP tone and quality;
  • Collaborate with Level Designers, Artists, Quest Designers, Writers, Leads, Directors and more;
  • Researching and writing narrative elements to anchor a reality-based narrative within an existing IP;
  • Developing and executing on a writing schedule together with the support of an Associate Producer;
  • Documenting the narrative material, making it accessible to stakeholders (writers, quest designers, & level designers);
  • Providing organized responses to last minute rewrites, or changing mission/game structures.

Qualifications

You have a passion for storytelling but you also take pride in enabling and collaborating with the team around you to deliver the highest possible quality. You have previous experience in a senior role through a AAA game release (or a similar-sized production) and communicate fluently in English.
Besides the above we’re looking for someone aligned with our core values and the following skills and experience:

  • A relevant portfolio of your writing is required (2-3 samples that showcase your strongest work and a longer/screenplay sample with ~10 pages or less. See our portfolio tips here);
  • Proven work experience in a senior role with a team of writers on a major production;
  • Proven experience crafting and developing stories, writing dialogue, and various other content from concept to completion within a large production (ideally quest content for AAA games);
  • Experience working in a writer’s room or another similarly collaborative writing environment;
  • Ability to follow an established style guide and rules of usage;
  • Ability to communicate complex narrative ideas to stakeholders from other disciplines;
  • Experience with a non-linear narrative structure is preferred;
  • Strong copy-editing skills are preferred.
  • Fluent English

Additional information

Ubisoft is committed to enriching players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experience. We create worlds where people can express themselves, explore and discover new possibilities. 

Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling game-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft, we offer an open environment where bright ideas are given a chance to shine and everyone is eager to share knowledge.

Challenge accepted?

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