Graduate Narrative Designer [YOUR CAREER STARTS HERE] (473)

  • Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • Full-time
  • Flexible Working Organization: Hybrid

Job Description

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be eligible for this role you must have graduated with a Bachelor or Master’s Degree in 2021 or be graduating in 2022 from a UK University. Students from outside the UK will only be considered for the role if they are eligible for a graduate visa or already have the right to work in the UK.

Why Apply? 

A career at Ubisoft Leamington and Ubisoft Reflections opens doors to new worlds. 

From your first day you will play an active role in video game creation becoming fully immersed in some of Ubisoft's most innovative titles.. This hands-on approach provides you with an overview of the challenges faced in video game development and gives you the opportunity to take on more and more responsibility as the project grows.

Not only this, but when you join, you will enter an environment that is crammed full of talented people that will help to cultivate, develop and support your growth. You will also have mentorship and access to our learning and development programs to support your own journey too.

What will you do as a Junior Narrative Designer?

As a Junior Narrative Designer you will engage in the crafting of a game’s story. You will conceive, create, and advocate appropriate narrative features, and write narrative content. You will learn from the designers, writers, and other creatives in order to become a better narrative designer.

  • Create compelling dialogue cut scenes with excellent pacing, camera, and character acting inside the game engine;
  • Collaborate with the level design, scriptwriting, animating, and programming departments;
  • Understand the elements of gameplay and consider how they might affect the narrative structure;
  • Collaborate with the lead narrative designer and narrative team to implement narrative systems that effect the desired emotional responses in the player;
  • Collaborate with the lead narrative designer and narrative team in the creation of content supporting the key emotions and the game experience (dialogue, scripted events, etc);
  • Create and maintain documentation of narrative systems and content;
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and debugging of specific features and assets;
  • Throughout the production, iterate on narrative systems and scripted events according to feedback;
  • Assume writing and design responsibilities as required;
  • Perform research related tasks as required.

What you will bring to the job

  • A good understanding of linear and non-linear narrative;
  • Must be able to demonstrate a broad writing proficiency or a writing expertise;
  • Strong analytical and deductive reasoning;
  • Must possess excellent listening and communication skills;
  • The ability to be creative whenever needed;
  • Insatiable desire to learn;
  • A unique perspective not yet found or underrepresented on our team;
  • Some knowledge of game design or programming is a plus;
  • Degree in Game Design, Creative Writing, Literature or an equivalent.
  • Please attach any samples of your writing, design, or both that you feel demonstrate your abilities to your application.

Additional Information

Benefits & Relocation

We’re offering flexible working with some remote work available, 25 days annual leave + Christmas shutdown (usually 3 days), private healthcare (with option to add immediate family), life insurance & income protection, workplace pension scheme, paid volunteering days, annual fitness & well-being allowance, games, technology & merchandise, subsidised travel and excellent relocation support, should you need it!

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