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Narrative Director

Company: Ubisoft Entertainment
Location: Cary
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Ubisoft is one of the world's biggest creators, publishers and distributors of videogames and interactive services. The group has a broad portfolio of internationally renowned brands such as Assassin's Creed, Ghost Recon, Just Dance, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Rainbow Six...Supported by a worldwide network of studios and distribution subsidiaries, the teams at Ubisoft are dedicated to offering players original and unforgettable game experiences on all popular platforms, including consoles, smartphones, tablets and PCs.Job DescriptionAs a Narrative Director, you will be at the helm of the creation of the embedded and emergent narrative elements that make up a living, breathing, reactive world. You'll champion your narrative vision among other core team members, and work with your talented team of scriptwriters to bring it to life.You empower your team to influence the narrative direction, then mold it into an actionable process throughout development. Adaptability is crucial to this role as game direction shifts course mid-stream. Handling changes gracefully and cooperatively is a must. Apply your expertise in storytelling to contribute directly to writing content if needed. Focus on delivering an engaging narrative experience for players to uncover.Major Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the creative and game directors to define the overall game and unify your visions;
  • Meet with your team to brainstorm ideas, set benchmarks, share knowledge, provide feedback and coaching, present updates, etc;
  • Research history, locations, and events to develop the game's narrative vision and underlying themes;
  • Support writers in developing content (plot, setting, characters, barks, dialogue, events, lore, item descriptions, tutorials, etc.) & provide guidance to lead scriptwriters to achieve quality;
  • Communicate with collaborative teams to ensure consistency across the board;
  • Review and discuss budgets and timelines with the producer;
  • Cast actors & guide voice-over and motion capture recordings;
  • Occasionally travel locally and abroad to present the game, meet with external partners, etc;
  • Help with any marketing and public relations projects, and assist with localization needs;
  • Participate in recruitment to build your scriptwriting team & foster their growth.Qualifications
    • A degree in Creative Writing, Literature, Film, or equivalent;
    • At least 5 years of narrative design or writing experience in game production, or related experience + 2 years of leadership;
    • Solid understanding of the video game industry, the market, and pop culture;
    • A highly creative, collaborative, empathetic, and innovative spirit;
    • Curiosity, flexibility, and plenty of resourcefulness;
    • Exceptional problem-solving, organizational, communication, interpersonal, presentation, and mentorship skills;
    • Ability to improvise and adapt to feedback.Additional Information
      • Subsidized paid medical and dental insurance for employees and dependents
      • Paid life, accidental death & dismemberment, short- and long-term disability insurance
      • Paid holidays -All of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: Ubisoft Entertainment, Elgin , Narrative Director, Executive , Cary, Illinois

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