Full Time Job

Senior Narrative Designer - Night School Studio

Night School Studio

Los Angeles, CA 11-16-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
About Our Team

We're a group of developers, artists, and storytellers that make games full of wonder, danger, and humor. Everyone at our studio, whether an industry vet or new voice impacts each game through collaborative feedback, mutual respect, and creative empowerment. If you want to make games that leave a meaningful impact on players: we want to hear from you.

We're looking for new teammates who deeply care about the work they do, the stories they tell, and the people they create with. As part of the Netflix team, we strive to hire the best and value integrity, excellence, respect, inclusion, and collaboration.

Narrative at Night School Studio

At Night School, narrative is the glue that holds together design and writing. Our team keeps a cohesive vision through constant communication with stakeholders across art, design, engineering, and writing. We are empowered to tell amazing stories, actively contributing to writing dialogue, designing levels, and creating new mechanics. Night School is forging a new path in storytelling and our narrative team is paving the way forward.

About the Job

If you're an innate storyteller that loves to collaborate with artists and engineers to tell amazing stories through inventive mechanics: you'll fit right in. Drive the creation of content across multiple disciplines by maintaining the holistic view of our product and distilling it into concise and clear documentation. This is the perfect role for someone looking to collaborate and learn alongside artists, designers, and engineers to produce compelling and memorable narrative.

About you...
• Passionate about story-telling and interactive media
• Understands the ins and outs of game design, including level construction, mechanics, and documentation
• Proficient at communication, negotiation, and diplomacy.
• Ability to work effectively in a cross-discipline environment
• Writing skills in game dialogue, cinematics, and prose
• Experienced in both design and narrative

Responsibilities include...
• Design and implement creative and engaging narrative moments, dialogue, and cinematics for story-driven games
• Work with design to define the structural requirements and layout for sections of the game
• Write and maintain guides and documentation for internal use to increase understanding of the story and design elements across the project
• Assist in the blockout, prototyping, and iteration of grey-boxes to raise the quality, fidelity, and density of narrative as needed
• Communicate with multiple stakeholders and identify areas for improvement and support

Skills & requirements:
• 3+ years of experience in writing and designing narrative games, with a preference for titles with branching narrative and multiple outcomes
• Willingness to learn and master the in-house tools, workflows, and processes at Night School
• Passion and understanding of narrative structures and how to apply them in games and other interactive storytelling methods
• Strong sense of scene pacing and cinematography
• Able to take direction well, and own and drive tasks when necessary
• Experience working in Unity
• Experience writing scripts, barks, cinematics, found narrative, or other forms of interactive storytelling

Nice to haves...
• Ability to bring diverse perspectives and personal experiences to our team
• Skills as a 2D or 3D artist
• Understanding of game development pipelines outside of your discipline
• Experience in developing and writing emergent narratives
• Desire to create innovative new ways to tell interactive stories

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d81ej9-54-144-55-253-42 in your application.