Sucker Punch is looking for a Senior Staff Writer to join our writing team and help us craft engaging narrative content for our next project. Our ideal candidate has success telling dramatic character-driven stories in open-world AAA games. They will have the skills to craft emotional stories, memorable characters, and strong dialogue while closely collaborating with the writing team and other designers to advance our storytelling at Sucker Punch.
Work with the writing team, project leads, and content designers to craft the game's story in alignment with creative direction and narrative pillars. This will involve writing pitches, design documentation, dialogue scripts, world building, and more.
Own key areas of a project's narrative through all stages of development and be responsible for the quality of your story content.
Champion narrative direction to the team and advocate for excellent storytelling across the game.
Contribute to all areas of the narrative, with a focus on character-driven story content.
Mentor and provide creative feedback and support to more junior members of the writing team.
Support VO recording sessions and the casting process.
Minimum of 7 years in a professional writing role with multiple shipped games or published works.
Shipped at least 2 AAA titles, with at least 1 in a senior writing role.
Strong skills collaborating with a team, brainstorming creative solutions, and generating constructive feedback on narrative and design content.
Experience writing on a AAA game through all stages of development.
Excellent organizational and self-management skills. Able to produce high quality writing under tight deadlines with minimal supervision.
Strong skills in narrative design and the principles of telling interactive stories with more than cutscenes and dialogue.
Deep understanding of open-world narrative design and storytelling methods that support player freedom and agency.
Strong skills at self-critique and generating constructive feedback on others' work.
Experience mentoring and contributing to the growth of junior writers.
Ability to quickly revise work based on feedback.
10+ years' experience as a game writer.
Shipped open-world AAA games.
Experience managing a team of writers.
Experience working with actors and supporting VO recording sessions.
If this describes you, please submit your resume and portfolio of writing samples. These samples should represent your best work and demonstrate your skill with dramatic dialogue and character-driven conflict.
Position is currently open to those eligible to work in the States or Canada.
At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s salary range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location. As this is a flexible role that can be performed remotely, this means that the salary range will vary based on geographic location. Please note that individual pay will be set within this salary range based on location as well as skills and experience related to the job. Additionally, the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. This is a flexible role that can be remote, with varying salary ranges based on geographic location. For example, if you are based out of Los Angeles, the base salary range for this role is: $106,800 - $160,200.