Lead Writer

Overview

Narrative Design,
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Create stories and dialogue with dramatic conflict and subtext

Our writing team

Our writers are driven to push the boundaries of dramatic storytelling in open-world games. We want players to feel hooked by our quests and characters, to enjoy dialogue that crackles, and to savor our stories long after they put down the controller. To accomplish these goals, we collaborate closely with designers, artists, animators, actors and technicians throughout the studio, and beyond.

What you will do

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced Writer to:

  • Lead the writing team for one of Guerrilla’s projects
  • Work with the Game Director and Narrative Director to set the vision, tone, and emotional arc for the project
  • Evangelize this vision to your team and to other teams within Guerrilla
  • Pitch and develop compelling ideas for features, quests, activities, characters and more
  • Review, edit, and standardize narrative content for the project
  • Actively build and expand your team’s capabilities through hiring and mentoring

Who you are

We’re eager to get to know you if you have:

  • At least 7 years of experience in a writing role for a AAA game studio, with at least 4 years in a leadership function
  • Been involved directly in all phases of game production, and have shipped at least one AAA game title
  • Extensive knowledge of stories and narrative design in online games, MMORPGs and open-world RPG games
  • Ample experience in creating complex narrative design and branching dialogue systems
  • Structured methods for defining, producing and editing large volumes of content
  • A background and/or training in dramatic writing and story structure

Please note: This position is not remote; it is based in our studio in the heart of Amsterdam. Guerrilla offers relocation and immigration support.

Interested?

If you think you’re up for the challenge, you can apply by hitting the “apply now” button. Be sure to submit your CV, a cover/motivation letter and at least 3 writing samples (10 pages or less each).

In your letter, please describe your background, how you became a writer, and briefly describe the proven methods you rely on to write great stories. We are also interested in learning about your reasons for applying at Guerrilla.

When selecting or composing your writing samples, please include samples that:

  • Demonstrate you can write the kind of games we make
  • Reflect the style, tone and particularly the modes of storytelling seen in our previous releases
  • Evidence a clear understanding of subtext, dramatic conflict and skill with dialogue
  • Include at least one script for a game cinematic/cutscene, preferably written in screenplay format
  • Are in PDF format

Notes

Guerrilla is part of Sony Interactive Entertainment. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Because of the volume of replies we receive, we will not be able to respond to every applicant.