Narrative Designer (Contract)

About the Employer
As a leading mobile games developer, Jam City is looking to “level up” our talent. We’re on the hunt for innovators who consider themselves dynamic, collaborative and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

PERKS & BENEFITS
Unlimited Vacation, Paid Sick Days & Holidays*
100% Employee Covered Medical, Dental, Vision Plan Base Plan*
Life Insurance, 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits & More*
Catered Lunches & Well-stocked Kitchens
Onsite Gym & Wellness Activities (Yoga & Zumba)*
Happy Hours
Company Events
Dog-Friendly*
*Only applies to full-time positions.

ABOUT THE ROLE
We are looking for an experienced Narrative Designer to bring their expert writing and game design skills to our new mobile game Vineyard Valley. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with top industry talent across departments and take ownership in the narrative process from initial concept to final product. If you’re a storytelling specialist looking for a role that offers fun creative challenges, we want to hear from you.

*Qualified applicants will be asked to complete a Vineyard Valley Narrative Design/Writing test.
*Position will start as a 6-Month Contract with potential for conversion to a permanent role.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Structure and write story outlines, character-driven scenes with substantial dialogue, and ancillary copy within tight deadlines, owning the process from concept to final product.
  • Communicate the narrative vision of the game’s Lead Designers verbally and in writing, across internal departments and with external brand partners.
  • Proactively contribute in brainstorming sessions by pitching ideas for on-brand story arcs and quests within limited art and design scope.
  • Integrate inventive writing with design to support both creative and monetization objectives.
  • Work directly with Product, Design, Production, Art, and Animation to coordinate all facets of Narrative with F2P mobile business goals.
  • Innovate with high accuracy across multiple iterations, addressing feedback, incorporating notes, and executing revisions from internal teams and external partners.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years Narrative Design and Game Writing experience, or equivalent.
  • Experience scripting dialogue for large casts of original characters.
  • Experience structuring and tracking multiple branching storylines.
  • General knowledge of F2P mobile game design pipelines and current market trends.
  • Ability to efficiently juggle multiple responsibilities without compromising creative quality.
  • Ability to self-prioritize assignments in a rapidly shifting, fast-paced creative environment.
  • Exceptional proofreading and copyediting skills.
  • Outstanding written and interpersonal communication skills.

NICE TO HAVE:

  • Experience working on a cooking or interior design title, or puzzle-builder.
  • Unity experience and familiarity with markup languages.
  • Serialized storytelling and screenwriting experience.
  • Live Ops experience.
OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION
We believe in creating games that unite people across the world and that showcase our commitment to providing an environment that is both inclusive and diverse for our players and employees. We strive to create a workforce that is reflective of our global player community as we know that we are stronger and better when we play together. To help promote an inclusive culture, we celebrate the visible and invisible diversity of our Jam Citizens through initiatives including Employee Resource Groups, cultural events, trainings, speaker series, and more.

Jam City is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, age, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, religion, ethnicity, marital, or domestic partnerships status, disability, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expressions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws. Our management is committed to following this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruiting, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.


ABOUT JAM CITY
Jam City is an award-winning mobile entertainment studio providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to a broad, global audience.

Led by CEO Chris DeWolfe, former MySpace co-founder and CEO, and COO Josh Yguado, former 20th Century Fox executive, Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest-grossing and most enduring mobile games. Jam City’s global franchise Cookie Jam has generated more than half a billion dollars, and Panda Pop has more than 120 million downloads to date.

The company also is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative-rich mobile games around iconic entertainment brands. The company’s popular RPG game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was the #1 game in more than 40 countries at its launch in April 2018.

Jam City has nine studios located in Los Angeles (HQ), Berlin, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Burbank, Cedar Falls, San Diego, San Francisco, and Toronto.