Associate Narrative Director

Sony Playstation
California, United States
7 days ago
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PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Insomniac games is looking for its next Associate Narrative Director. In this role you'll be responsible for helping to ensure excellence in storytelling by directing the work of writers on selected portions of a game project's narrative content. This role provides a critical component of the studio's mission to create games that have a positive and lasting impact on players' lives by writing compelling stories and helping lead others to do the same.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Helps drive the creative process in developing characters, plot, and key storytelling moments by working with the Creative Director, story team, and other production members
• Works with Narrative Director and project leadership to help craft the narrative vision and exercises judgment and decision making to maintain it.
• Helps oversee execution of the story team to ensure quality expectations are being met.
• Processes feedback from multiple sources to help set priorities for a portion of the game’s narrative content.
• Participates in or leads writer’s room sessions for brainstorming, story development, and narrative problem solving.
• Writes scripts for games with emphasis on complete description of scenes and characters (camera moves, facial expressions, sets, lighting, etc.)
• Writes scripts for real-time and cinematic sequences, and coordinates with various groups to get them implemented.
• Regularly reviews scripts by other writers and gives thoughtful feedback.
• Regularly plays games in development to assess work through the player’s view.
• Remains abreast of all design changes that require script updates, rewrites, and down-stream production plans.
• Acts as a point of contact for other departments; bridges the gaps between narrative design and execution and works closely with other developers to problem-solve for narrative presentations.
• Provides feedback on improving presentation elements ranging from VO (Voice Over) implementation to visual elements connected with the overarching story.
• Helps maintain schedule and scope on selected portions of a project during various stages of production.
• Demonstrates an understanding of resource limitations and works closely with other production departments to find creative solutions to complex story problems.
• Other duties may be assigned

Additional Responsibilities
• helps oversee a team of writers and narrative coordinators on a project. Responsibilities include training employees; helping with planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and mentoring team members as appropriate.

We look forward to hearing from you. Please use the link below and apply. Thank you!

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

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