Senior (Game) Writer

Overview

Design,
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dramatic storytelling in open-world games - are you ready to push the boundaries?

Our writing team

We push the boundaries of dramatic storytelling in open-world games. Our aim is to have players hooked by our quests and characters, enjoying dialogue that crackles, and 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

As a Senior Writer, your main tasks and responsibilities are:

  • Pitch compelling ideas for game quests, factions and backstories;
  • Write quest dialogue, ambient dialogue, story outlines and faction documents;
  • Develop narrative designs for quests, gameplay activities and game features;
  • Support teams in our studio with their narrative needs while advocating for the game’s emotional arc;
  • Mentor junior writers and help them level up.

Who you are

We’d love to hear from you when you:

  • Have 4+ years of experience as a game writer at a AAA studio, having shipped at least one AAA game title;
  • Have a background and/or had training in dramatic writing and story structure;
  • Possess extensive knowledge of stories and narrative design in open-world RPG games;
  • Are proficient with prompt revisions based on rapidly evolving feedback;
  • Can share 3 writing samples (10 pages or less) demonstrating a clear understanding of dramatic conflict and skill with dialogue.

Interested?

If you think you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you! You can apply by hitting the “apply now” button. Be sure to submit your CV, cover letter and at least 3 writing samples (10 pages or less each). If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Wessel Haytink (recruiter) through recruitment@guerrilla-games.com

Application advice

In your cover letter, please include your reason for applying at Guerrilla, your background and how you became a writer, and briefly describe the proven methods you rely on to write great stories.

For your writing samples, PDFs are preferred. Please ensure each sample is no longer than 10 pages, though shorter is often better. Before applying, look at our previous releases - if you can, play them.

When selecting or composing your writing samples, be sure to include samples that reflect the style, tone and particularly the modes of storytelling seen in our previous releases. Your samples need to demonstrate you can write the kind of games we make.

 It is strongly advised that among your samples you include at least one script for a game cinematic/cutscene, preferably written in screenplay format. We need to see that you can craft dramatic scenes, and that you have a good ear for dialogue.

 It is preferred that your other samples are also examples of games writing, if possible.

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.