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Writing Team Lead

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Writing Team Lead

Are you excited about helping others succeed? Do you take pride in your coaching and mentorship skills? Bungie is looking for an experienced Lead to manage and develop our growing writing team!

The Writing Team Lead oversees the craft quality of written content to ensure that it aligns with the established project goals and the defined quality standards. In this position, you will collaborate with Narrative Leadership to support the defined creative goals and drive craft quality, best practices, processes and workflows, while also managing the relationships, expectations, and schedules of external talent. The Writing Team Lead should have an advanced understanding of game development and possess excellent communication, collaboration and organizational skills. The Writing Team Lead is responsible for personnel management and mentorship of writing and editorial team members. This position will have a significant impact on team health as well as quality of discipline deliverables, so proven team leadership experience is a must. While we value and desire a strong storytelling background, this role is primarily focused on people management and craft development.

With a focus on people, processes, and culture, this is a wonderful opportunity to build, grow, and motivate a talented team of storytellers.


  • Collaborate with Narrative and Project Leadership to ensure project writing and editorial needs are fully supported
  • Establish and maintain creative alignment with Narrative Leadership to support craft feedback and mentorship
  • Establish best practices and guidelines for the writing team
  • Collaborate with Production and Leadership to maintain and improve the writing pipeline from pre-production to localization
  • Manage the editorial and copyediting pipeline
  • Manage the Narrative style guide, writing and lore resources
  • Manage performance reviews for the writing and editorial teams and ensure evaluations are successfully completed for all staff
  • Oversee hiring for the writing and editorial team
  • Oversee and manage external talent
  • Cultivate a fun, positive and solution focused writing team culture

Required Skills

  • 4+ years leading and managing narrative focused teams that create written content on AAA games or similar
  • Exemplary communication and organization skills
  • Experience creating written content and/or providing editorial support for AAA games
  • Experience effectively managing personnel and developing a high performance team
  • Thorough understanding of the game development process and a passion for problem solving

Nice To Have Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, literature, journalism, or other writing intensive field is a plus