Associate Narrative Writer - VALORANT

Mar 30, 2022
Los Angeles, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

As Narrative Writers at Riot, we work in an interdisciplinary environment with designers, artists, and engineers to bring our ideas to life. We use our creative skills to collaboratively build new characters, environments, and story moments that resonate with players and enhance their gameplay experience. 

As an Associate Writer on VALORANT, you will report into VALORANT’s Narrative Lead, supporting the generation of a variety of in-game and out-of-game narrative content. Projects include: IP documentation, interactable story content, foundational worldbuilding, Agent voice-over writing. You will work closely with the Narrative Lead & Team, Art, Design, Audio, and Localization to create globally-appealing, cohesive characters and content that inspires your team and delights players.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist partner teams (Maps, Premium Content, Marketing, eSports, Vendors, etc)  in achieving cohesive expressions of the VALORANT IP through the creation of accessible IP documentation.
  • Contribute to a cross-disciplinary team delivering story-driven content updates  that embed across VALORANT’s game client and gamespace, to progress VALORANT’s narrative, broaden its world, deepen its characters, and further its mysteries.
  • Support fellow writers through collaborative work processes, sharing best practices, and contributing as a community member.
  • Write in-game and out-of-game Agent dialogue that fits VALORANT’s high-stakes tactical gameplay and delivers rich expression of character.
  • Partner with fellow writers, concept artists, and designers to support the development of new Agents that are iconic, diverse, globally authentic additions to the VALORANT IP.

Required Qualifications:

  • 1+ years in games or related experience (animation, film, tv, scripted entertainment)
  • Experience delivering quality work across a variety of creative disciplines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of games industry experience
  • Familiarity with the VALORANT IP
  • Experience working with cross-disciplinary partners and giving and taking feedback
  • Experience developing characters and narratives for games
  • BA in English, Creative Writing, Narrative Design, or other narrative fields (or equivalent experience)

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative mindset, and prioritizing the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!

Our Perks:

We offer medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children. Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability coverage are also available. Riot will support your retirement benefits with a company match, and double down on your donations of time and money to non-profit charitable organizations. Balance between work and personal life is encouraged with open paid time off, and a play fund so you can broaden and deepen your personal relationship with games.

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It’s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history (LAMC 189.00).

Don’t forget to include a resume and cover letter. We receive many applications, but we’ll notice a fun, well-written intro that shows us you Dare to Dream and Execute with Excellence.

 

 

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