This position is for a temporary engagement through our staffing partner Yoh Services.
Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for this position.
Naughty Dog is looking for an experienced narrative designer/writer who understands the intimate relationship between gameplay and narrative.
The ideal candidate has a strong grasp of narrative structure and know how to build compelling character-driven stories. Additionally the candidate should have a good understanding of narrative techniques in games, a keen ear for dialogue, and have written professionally on at least one shipped game title.
Requirements & Skills:
Please include a link to your writing samples in the cover letter, or use the Website / Sample Work field in the application below.
As part of the Naughty Dog application process, candidates must provide an existing writing sample of their work for evaluation and may be asked to complete a test.
Please note, this is not a remote workable position. Candidates must be able to commute to our studio in Santa Monica, CA.
If you think you have what it takes to join our talented Kennel, please review our current openings.
If you don’t see your desired position listed—don’t fret! Just apply under the General Application tab and send us your resume, along with a link to your portfolio or demo reel (if applicable). Please do not send us any unsolicited game ideas, scripts, treatments, code, or other creative works. Sorry, Naughty Dog does not offer any internships or student work-study opportunities at this time.
Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.
It is the policy of Sony Interactive Entertainment, LLC. (SIE) to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. SIE does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law. SIE also makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled employees.
We feel it is important to let you know how the recruiting process works here at Naughty Dog. Here is what you can expect from us:
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