Sr Writer

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📅  Posted 16 days ago 📍 United States 💵 not specified
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Job Description


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

Preferred Experience

  • Experience working through all phases of writing within AAA game development