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Senior Narrative Designer

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Overview

Do you love telling a good story? Do you enjoy filling in the fascinating details to support a broadly appealing sci-fi universe? If so, have we got the job for you! Bungie is looking for a highly collaborative and creative Narrative Designer to join the Destiny 2 team working on our annual expansions. In this role you will work closely with the various small teams to write strings, create scripts and collaborate on narrative experiences in activities and missions. You will participate in a process and culture that relies on providing and receiving feedback to shepherd content through all phases of production.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and implement compelling narrative moments based on project goals
  • Own, build, and execute on the vision for the narrative experience of a release
  • Create captivating activity dialogue and cinematic content that remain on tone with the established style of the franchise and the product
  • Partner with Narrative leadership as well as designers and artists to bring compelling, world-expanding fiction to the gameplay experience
  • Iterate and modify work based on direction from both Project and Narrative Leadership
  • Contribute in the creation of multifaceted stories and three-dimensional characters with strong motivations and well-defined dramatic arcs
  • Generate and maintain story treatments, character bios, environment guides, casting documents, and other supporting narrative documentation
  • Prepare reference materials and scripts for recording sessions
  • Provide support on an as-needed basis to marketing and communication efforts
  • Collaborate with Creative Lead to develop characters and stories to drive immersive player experiences
  • Collaborate with designers to provide fiction/writing support to new features and other design requests
  • Identify opportunities and push new avenues for the storytelling experience
  • Collaborate with and inspire the development team to deliver on story goals
  • Ensure that fiction team deliverables are completed in accordance with challenging deadlines and production realities
  • Master the tools and workflows associated with creating narrative content, ensure it is working in game
  • Promote healthy workflows and solicit support for improvements
  • Mentors other writers and leads by example, both in content generation and professionalism
  • Support an imaginative and fun work environment

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Experience doing narrative design and writing for AAA or MMO titles
  • Ability to iterate and react to feedback in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Ability to assess and emulate the tone, themes, and character voices of Destiny
  • Strong game, prose, and cinematics writing abilities
  • A passion for and knowledge of narrative in games and other interactive experiences
  • Comfortable working with proprietary toolsets
  • Exemplary interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to take direction well, yet own and drive tasks
  • Solid understanding of game production, design tool limitations and systems
  • Exceptional team player with the ability to collaborate towards achieving product goals

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