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Narrative Lead

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Narrative Lead

Bungie is looking for a seasoned Narrative Lead to help us tell the story of Destiny.

As a Release Narrative Lead, you will be responsible for directing the storytelling efforts for Destiny releases. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of interactive storytelling with strong organizational and leadership skills. You will work closely with the Franchise Narrative Director, Game Director and Project Leads to define the high-level story vision and help align the various Narrative Department teams responsible for implementing that vision across the narrative channels. You will also be responsible for collaborating with other Destiny Release Narrative Leads to ensure a cohesive narrative experience across the ongoing Destiny Experience.

With a focus on cross-departmental collaboration, this is a wonderful opportunity to work with and direct a talented team of storytellers and deliver compelling narratives in the Destiny universe.

Responsibilities

  • Align with the Franchise Narrative Director on franchise pillars and goals
  • Collaborate with the Game Director to establish narrative goals for a given release
  • Develop and communicate a story vision that supports the Game Pillars through structure, character, and theme
  • Work with the project leadership team to set priorities at each stage of development from pre-production through release
  • Coordinate with Narrative Discipline Leads to ensure the content meets the product’s narrative goals and supports the Game Pillars
  • Ensure narrative scope and schedules align with the production plan and are achievable
  • Work alongside Art, Creative, and Design Directors to establish and maintain healthy collaborative processes.
  • Provide and encourage clear communication to the development team
  • Promote excellence in storytelling craft through feedback and direction
  • Identify opportunities to expand and deepen narrative channels
  • Convey the story vision to both internal and external partners
  • Promote an inspiring, creative, and enjoyable work environment

Required Skills

  • 5+ years game industry experience in a creative leadership role on AAA games or MMOs
  • Bachelor’s degree in narrative field or equivalent experience
  • Experience orchestrating high quality, large-scale narrative content across multiple story channels
  • Ability to convey a strong narrative vision
  • Excellent communication, team-building, and proven leadership skills
  • Understanding of game production, design tools, and systems

Nice To Have Skills

  • Background in writing and a passion for storytelling in non-gaming media