Personal Learning Goals Exercise

[Things I need to learn and uncertain terms in green.]

Client Company

Seattle Eastside AAA Gaming Studio

Description

Seeking a talented and passionate game writer. As a writer on the series, you will be part of the team responsible for driving the creation the game story. The ideal candidate is an experienced multi-media story-teller with excellent competency in game writing and a passion for the series narrative.
The writer will be relied upon to collaborate across the team to bring the game story to life.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the Narrative Director, a writer is responsible for developing the story, pitching scenes, writing scripts and refining game pacing.
  • Be familiar with the current state of game writing across a wide range of genres across all platforms. 
  • Help us push our narrative design further by identifying issues and offering solutions.
  • Provide a receptive ear so that other team members can offer input on the game story and narrative design.
  • Evolve the narrative pipeline.
  • Evangelize the game story and narrative vision to the team.
  • Contribute to Game franchise writing.

Work Experience:

  • 2+ years experience as a writer or narrative designer
  • Must have shipped at least one AAA  game.

Education, Professional Training, Technical Training or Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent game writing experience.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Knowledge of cinema and cinematic techniques.
  • Understanding of voice directing and editing techniques.
  • Excellent understanding of 1st and/or 3rd person game-writing.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to work well under pressure and with deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent understanding of [sic]
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Passion for first-person shooters and multiplayer gameplay.
  • Passion for strong, character-driven game story content.
  • Experience with game editors and scripting systems
  • Enthusiasm for the series and passion for the story.
  • Ability to work and contribute effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.

Application Requirements:

  • Writing sample
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