Senior Game Writer (Star Wars Jedi)

Apr 17, 2024
Los Angeles, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

Founded in 2010 by the original creators of the Call of Duty Franchise, Respawn was created with the philosophy that when talented people have creative freedom, they'll make extraordinary games that achieve the unexpected. Our shipped titles include critically acclaimed multi-platform games Apex Legends, Titanfall, Titanfall 2, Star Wars™ Jedi: Fallen Order, Star Wars™ Jedi: Survivor, and Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond. You can learn more about our studio and values at


We're looking for a Senior Game Writer to join the narrative team on an unannounced Star Wars™ title - someone with a passion for world-class, ambitious, interactive storytelling in an established universe. Under the direction of the Lead Writer and Narrative Director, and working with accomplished writers and designers, you will write gameplay dialogue, scenes, story treatments, and a rich variety of supporting text for the game, helping to realize the game’s world and narrative.


What you’ll do...


  • Work with the narrative and design teams to develop compelling and immersive narrative gameplay that fits seamlessly within the Star Wars™ universe.
  • Write concise and evocative dialogue in multiple voices.
  • Write character and world guides, casting documents, and other supporting narrative content.
  • Join forces with other departments and assist in realizing a unified goal.
  • Maintain documentation and help with recording sessions and management of scripts.
  • Assist with marketing or other written company communications related to the project.
  • Foster a collaborative spirit with your peers, uphold professional standards, and always lead by example.


Ideally, you will have...


  • 5+ years of experience of disciplined writing in a professional capacity.
  • Experience as a Senior Writer on shipped games. AAA experience is ideal.
  • Passion for live collaboration and story breaking.
  • Excellent ear for dialogue and character voice.
  • A passion for storytelling in AAA third-person action adventure games, and especially in the Star Wars™ universe.
  • Fluency with cinematic storytelling and screenplay formatting.
  • Experience with development tools such as game engines, interactive fiction editors, and dialogue databases.
  • Strong understanding of how to work with other disciplines in a highly collaborative studio environment.
  • Ability to self-critique, and to process & integrate feedback from multiple sources. 
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Being a great partner and collaborator is an absolute must.
  • College degree in screenwriting, creative writing, filmmaking, narrative design, or similar discipline.


Please submit relevant game writing samples (5-10 pages max) including a mix of gameplay scripts and screenplay-formatted cinematics with your application to be considered for review. Ideal samples will emphasize character-driven drama over lore- and plot-centric materials.


Ceci ne s’applique pas au Québec.


The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these locations. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the range and benefits for your specific location.

EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Pay offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.


• California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento):

º $122,400 - $176,300 USD Annually

• New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo):

º $115,700 - $176,300 USD Annually

• Jersey City, NJ :

º $142,000 - $176,300 USD Annually

• Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs):

º $131,000 - $174,800 USD Annually

• Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane):

º $115,700 - $163,100 USD Annually

• British Columbia (depending on location e.g. Vancouver vs. Victoria):

º $107,600 - $147,100 CAN Annually

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. In the US, we offer a package of benefits including paid time off (3 weeks per year to start), 80 hours per year of sick time, 16 paid company holidays per year, 10 weeks paid time off to bond with baby, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401(k) to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity. For British Columbia, we offer a package of benefits including vacation (3 weeks per year to start), 10 days per year of sick time, paid top-up to EI/QPIP benefits up to 100% of base salary when you welcome a new child (12 weeks for maternity, and 4 weeks for parental/adoption leave), extended health/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, disability insurance, retirement plan to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity.

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