Story Coordinator/Junior Writer [Star Wars Project]

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Full-time

Job Description

 

Ubisoft Toronto Inc.

224 Wallace Avenue. M6H 1V7

Toronto, Ontario

www.toronto.ubisoft.com

Location of position: Toronto, Ontario

Our Mission

Ubisoft’s 19,000 team members, working across more than 40 locations worldwide, are bound by a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their dedication and talent have brought to life many acclaimed franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, and many more to come. Ubisoft is an equal opportunity employer that believes diverse backgrounds and perspectives are key to creating worlds where players and teams can thrive and express themselves. If you are excited about solving game-changing challenges, cutting-edge technologies, and pushing the boundaries of entertainment, we invite you to join our journey and help us create the unknown

Our Studio

Ubisoft Toronto was founded in 2010 and has contributed to many award-winning Ubisoft brands, including Assassin’s Creed®, Far Cry®, For Honor™ and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®. In 2018, the team at Ubisoft Toronto developed its first new IP, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, and a new technology that seamlessly blends physical and digital gameplay.  In 2020, Ubisoft Toronto led the development of the newest game in the Watch Dogs franchise – Watch Dogs: Legion. Ubisoft Toronto received praise for the tech and design work, for creating the first game you can play as anyone in an open world, and for its rich and detailed rendition of a future London. Now, in 2021, Ubisoft Toronto is on the verge of shipping Far Cry 6, the most ambitious Far Cry game to date, featuring the talented Giancarlo Esposito. We’re also kicking off new projects, and we can’t wait to share more details once we’re ready. 

Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling industry-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft, we offer an open environment where teams embrace innovative ideas and share knowledge with a genuine collaborative spirit.

On being a Story Coordinator/Junior Writer at Ubisoft Toronto  

This role will be done in partnership with Disney and Lucasfilm Games on a new story-driven open-world video game set in the beloved Star Wars galaxy. This is lore we love and want to do justice with a game and story that bring both new and lifelong fans on an immersive and outstanding journey that will stay with them for years.

This position is based with Ubisoft Toronto in collaboration with Massive and Ubisoft studios around the world. As a Story Co-ordinator, you are a junior writer who will work directly with the Narrative team to help create a cohesive and compelling narrative experience for our latest Project. 

Type of Position: Permanent, full-time.

This is a position based in Toronto and requires working onsite. We kindly ask you to apply with your CV and message to the hiring manager/cover letter in English. Applications will be reviewed whilst the job ad is posted.

The daily life of a Story Coordinator/Junior Writer at Ubisoft Toronto

  • Note-taking during meetings and writer’s rooms;
  • Organize and maintain a master list of materials – this can include scripts, bios and confluence assets;
  • Preparing materials for meetings and writer’s rooms;
  • Research;
  • Writing tasks.

What it takes to make it

  • You have a love for interactive storytelling and a background in games, film, TV, or theatre;
  • You are passionate, creative and motivated;
  • You are a team player with a gift for organization. 
  • A cover letter is required;
  •  A relevant portfolio is required;
  • 2-3 short writing samples that showcase your strongest work, and a longer/screenplay sample with ~10 pages or less. See our portfolio tips here;
  • Ability to follow an established style guide and rules of usage;
  • Strong copy-editing skills are a must.

We know that skills and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different experiences, that's why we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the requirements listed above. 

We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package:
  • Disability Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Extended medical insurance
  • (Optional) RRSP contribution
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Bonus (If Applicable)

Why Ubisoft Toronto?

At Ubisoft Toronto, we look for people who are excited to create the future of games in one of the most diverse cities in the world. We believe that embracing our individuality helps us build stronger creative teams and develop better games for all players. 

When you’re a member of our team, your professional development is a priority. Ubisoft Toronto conducts annual performance reviews and salary increases to help you further your career and grow with our studio. We also offer a comprehensive health benefits package, generous RRSP matching, industry education support, training, and career development 

We host regular team celebrations, organize events for employees and their families, and we offer a variety of health and wellness initiatives including yoga, on-site occupational therapy, flexible work hours, and continuing programs to promote a balanced life.  

Join us and see for yourself why Ubisoft is rated one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People multiple years running! 

Join Us!

At Ubisoft Toronto, we believe diversity is our studio’s biggest strength. We’re committed to creating an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of our player community and is inclusive and respectful of the individuality of our team. 

We encourage applications from Indigenous people, racialized people, neurodivergent people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities. 

If this sounds like your kind of studio, what are you waiting for?  

Ubisoft Toronto is committed to providing accommodations for accessibility upon request.  

We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies, please.

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