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Senior Narrative Game Designer At Jam City

Location: Burbank, California

Job Description

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
Yoga & Wellness Activities
Happy Hours
Company Events

We are looking for an Sr. Narrative Game Designer to bring their expert writing and game design skills to our new mobile game Frozen Adventures. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with top industry talent and take ownership of the narrative process from initial concept to final product. If you’re a storytelling specialist with game design chops looking for fun creative challenges, we want to hear from you!

In addition, the candidate will also support design of core game features, new events, and other needed features to continue the operations of the game. They will write required design specs for new features, and oversee those features through development. The candidate should be experienced in game design theory, and well versed with current top performing mobile games.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design new engaging stories using the Disney Frozen IP, woven into the existing game meta of renovation and decoration.
  • Structure and write story outlines, character-driven dialogue, and ancillary copy within tight deadlines, owning the process from concept to final product.
  • Be responsible for multiple iterations that address feedback and incorporate notes, from both internal teams and Disney feedback.
  • Collaborate, drive, and communicate the narrative vision of the game across internal departments and with external partners.
  • Guide brainstorms for story arcs and quests within limited art and design scope.
  • Support ongoing design requirements on a mobile live-operation product.
  • Implement content using proprietary tools and Unity.
  • Develop concepts and write functional specs for non-narrative games features, events, and other supporting content.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years of game industry experience.
  • 3+ years Narrative Design and Game Writing experience, or equivalent.
  • Experience scripting dialogue for large casts of characters.
  • Experience working with IP characters and following IP guidelines.
  • Experience with F2P mobile game design pipelines and live operations.
  • Exceptional proofreading and copyediting skills.
  • Well versed in using Google Sheets/XLS.
  • Working knowledge of Unity Editor Outstanding written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to efficiently juggle multiple responsibilities without compromising creative quality.
  • Ability to self-prioritize assignments in a rapidly shifting, fast-paced creative environment.
  • Affinity for Frozen/Disney/Pixar is a plusCoding experience is a plus.
  • Qualified applicants may be expected to complete both a Narrative Design/Writing test and a general Feature Design test.
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.