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Narrative Lead

iSize Technologies

iSize Technologies

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Guildford, UK
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Why PlayStation?

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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.

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Narrative Lead

We are Media Molecule, a multi-award winning game developer and part of the wider PlayStation Studios group. We have a history of creating outstanding games such as LittleBigPlanet, Tearaway and most recently, the BAFTA Award winning Dreams. It’s a fantastic time to join us as we embark on our next adventure, defining and executing the vision for our next project and settling into our gorgeous, newly refurbished studio in central Guildford. We are now looking for a talented Narrative Lead to join our team.

Reporting to the Design Manager, the Narrative Lead’s key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing strong working relationships with the Creative Leadership team and core discipline leads – championing and integrating the narrative team with all other areas of game development.

  • Overall responsibility for the creation and implementation of a sustainable narrative roadmap and working within the constraints of the project.

  • Working proactively with all departments to identify opportunities for deep collaboration with narrative.

  • Creating the game's story and dialogue, defining innovative briefs and supporting the creation of a multitude of new characters and stories, in line with Creative Direction.

  • Responsible for world-building, establishing the tone, developing the narrative pillars and story.

  • Leading the team towards the design and usage of narrative systems, tools and processes to deliver story within the core loop.

  • Building a high-performance narrative team – selecting excellent outsource partners and hiring in house talent.

  • Day to day mentoring of the narrative team, encouraging autonomy, mastery, and purpose.

  • Fostering a creative, diverse, inclusive and positive approach both to game and team culture.

  • Lead by example - create, assess, and improve high-level narrative designs for gameplay features and modes.

Expected Skills and Experience:

  • Significant experience in Senior Narrative Design roles within the games industry from concept ideation and roadmap definition through to commercial release.

  • Strong track record of innovation in story development and narrative design.

  • Proven experience with managing, motivating, inspiring and upskilling a high performing narrative team.

  • Exceptional writing and editing skills as well as great attention to detail

  • Demonstrable skills in all aspects of the story design process, including ideation, writing, revision, editing, responding to multiple sources of feedback, and self-critique.

  • Strong understanding of impact and flavour that writing style, rhythm and pacing can bring to a game.

  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills with proven success ability to influence and problem solve effectively.

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.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

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