Writer II - Treyarch

Jun 30, 2022
Santa Monica, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

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Writer II - Treyarch

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Job Description

Treyarch is looking for a passionate Writer II to join our Narrative team for our current and future projects. Reporting directly to the Senior Lead Writer, this role will involve a broad range of tasks related to the development, creation and implementation of narrative assets across a variety of game modes - most specifically our signature Zombies mode.

What you’ll do…

  • Contribute to story ideas and dialogue writing across multiple game modes.
  • Craft supportive documentation to communicate narrative features to other departments.
  • Collaborate with other departments in order to develop ideas and resolve gameplay problems through narrative design.
  • Assist in the writing, design and development of dialogue systems for different game types.
  • Participate in meetings and play tests with other departments in order to ensure proper implementation of narrative assets.

To succeed you should have…

  • 3+ years' professional narrative/writing experience in the games industry, with at least one shipped AAA title
  • Prior professional writing experience in games development, comics, television or film.
  • A good understanding of game design mechanics in relation to dialogue and storytelling.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • You should have an understanding of different game genres and the unique story telling challenges they present.
  • Adaptable to the changing needs and workload of the development process, embracing and developing ideas even if they are not your own.
  • Excellent research abilities.
  • Ability to create high quality work under tight deadlines.
  • Experience with writing software such as Word, Final Draft, PowerPoint and MS Excel.
  • Self-starter and proactive.

We’d love it if you also have…

  • College degree in screenwriting, creative writing, or similar field.
  • Specialist expertise in fields such as history, sociology, psychology, media or politics.
  • Experience with Video editing software – E.g. Premiere/Final Cut.

Covid-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.


Founded in 1996, Treyarch is a videogame studio whose purpose is to create awesome games for the world to enjoy. With this purpose in mind, we crafted the award winning Call of Duty: Black Ops series and pioneered the fan favorite Zombies mode.

At Treyarch, we empower the team to be individually driven to innovate on our games, processes, and culture. How we do things is just as important as what we do.

Studio culture and development, we believe it’s a team effort and that collaboration and hearing one another is key. Every day we face the large and small challenges together and every voice matters.

These values guide us in our mission to create moments that matter. Both to the players and to us, the creators. In an era where triumphs and defeats are readily shared, seeing players engage with our creations gives us great pride. Come help us create that next moment.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

To learn more about our studio, please visit us at www.treyarch.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/treyarch, and @treyarch on Twitter.

PS, we’ve also got some pretty amazing office perks and benefits, like 20 vacation days and 16 holidays, 10 weeks of family leave, free lunches and snacks at our office, comprehensive healthcare, and more! Check out all the details here for more information: https://hub.activisionblizzard.com/s/us-benefits

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