Lead Narrative Designer [Anno] (f/m/d)

  • Mainz, Germany
  • Full-time

Company Description

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has development studios in 28 countries and sells video games in more than 55 countries around the globe. We are committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to players. At our German studios in Mainz, Düsseldorf and Berlin, we are working on brands like “Anno”, "Beyond Good and Evil 2", “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege”, "Far Cry", "James Cameron's Avatar", “Ubisoft Escape Games", “The Settlers” and many more.

Job Description

Anno 1800 takes players to 19th century, a time of industrialization, diplomacy and discovery. With the world and story of Anno growing, so is the team behind it. At Ubisoft Mainz, in Germany, we are now looking for a talented Lead Narrative Designer (f/m/d) who will take charge of the game’s narrative features and content while leading and developing a talented and highly motivated team of narrative designers.  

Your responsibilities:

  • Work closely with production and other leads to deliver high quality narrative content in line with the overall creative vision of the game and its gameplay
  • Plan, direct and guide your team towards the efficient creation of high-quality narrative content. This includes the design of campaigns, quests, tutorials, events and characters  
  • Lead by example and act as a mentor for the narrative design team
  • Plan, prioritize and set inspiring goals and proper workflows for your team
  • Empower your team with clear expectations and hold them accountable for their key results
  • Provide your team with meaningful feedback on performance and development
  • Motivate and fully engage your team in the project’s artistic vision
  • Create an environment which allows open dialogue and new creative ideas
  • Participate in research and optimization of content creation tools and workflows
  • Be strongly involved in the hiring of any potential future candidates within the narrative design team



  • Minimum 5 years of experience within narrative design or other relevant experience; including shipping at least one AAA title
  • Experience managing and leading a team
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Thorough understanding of overall narrative design processes
  • Solid knowledge of game production pipelines and familiarity with common scheduling, task and issue tracking tools (such as Perforce, Jira, etc.)
  • Strong verbal and written English skills; German skills are a plus
  • Team player with a positive attitude and a superior motivation to create high quality content


Additional Information

Your benefits: 

  • Flexible working hours
  • External training, education in our in-house guilds and knowledge sharing with other teams
  • Fresh fruits, discounted gym membership and support for child care
  • Free bike rental or lease your own bike
  • Working in an innovative and international company

We offer a highly interesting challenge for a team player including the possibility to show personal initiative. If you are passionate about video games and would like to work with like-minded professionals in an international team, please apply via our career portal. The application should include your resume, a cover letter including your earliest starting date, your salary expectations and why you would like to join us.

For further information, please check https://mainz.ubisoft.com/en/

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