Lead Writer

Turtle Rock Studios
Lake Forest, California, United States
19 days ago

We are Turtle Rock Studios. An award-winning game developer of AAA first person shooters and other games, including the latest co-op shooter franchise, Back 4 Blood . We are located in the heart of Orange County, CA. We thrive in an open and collaborative environment which is led to this day by co-founders Chris Ashton and Phil Robb.

We are searching for a Lead Writer to work on Back 4 Blood. The Writer will work closely with our Creative Director and project leads to create and oversee compelling stories, characters, and content that form the backbone of the game’s story.


  • Lead the continuation of the core story and narrative elements as directed.
  • Ensure the the tone and “voice” of the game is consistent.
  • Make significant creative contributions to the game through story, dialogue, and other narrative elements.
  • Gather and present reference materials and act as a resource for the design team.
  • Edit and create written documents for internal review and milestone delivery.
  • Create and maintain VO scripts and narrative in-game text.
  • Collaborate with other departments to implement and refine dialogue content and systems.
  • Participate in VO production process.


  • At least 5 years as a professional game writer or screenwriter.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to take direction well.
  • Candidate must provide an existing writing sample of their work for evaluation


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in English, Creative Writing, Theater or Film.
  • Experience in other narrative-driven entertainment, such as film or television.
  • Good sense of perspective - able to switch between "details" and "big picture" as needed.


Some of the benefits and perks our employees get to enjoy, include:

  • 100% Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage for you and your family
  • 401k Matching
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Student Loan Repayment Plan / College Savings Plan
  • Career Improvement Plan
  • Flexible Work Arrangements - In-House, Hybrid, and Remote
  • Generous Time Off Policy
  • Company Events - In-Person Summer Family Bash + Halloween Party + Virtual Events
  • Fully Stocked Kitchen + Sponsored Food Trucks
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