LEAD SCRIPTWRITER

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family of permanent staff. We are looking for an exceptionally talented Lead Scriptwriter who is ready for the challenge of producing a AAA title on the next generation platforms.

The Lead Scriptwriter will be a member of the in-house writing team, working closely with the Creative Director, design and audio teams. The ideal candidate must be able to write exceptional character dialogue, develop compelling storylines, and be involved with these components from conception to reviewing in the final game.

Please send examples of your work with your application.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Write compelling dialogue and narrative content
  • Work closely with the writing team and Creative Director to develop overall narrative and character arcs
  • Be a positive, active and contributing team member
  • Provide insightful, constructive feedback to other writers
  • Pitch/communicate new ideas, concepts and stories
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to develop, refine and implement dialogue and narrative content

 

Competitive salary on offer.

Posting date: 24th October 2018

Closing date: 30th November 2018

Technical Requirements

  • Professional experience writing creatively for games, TV, film, theatre, comics, novels, or related media
  • Strong writing, character and plot development skills
  • A flair for writing dialogue
  • Design or scriptwriting experience on at least one shipped title is essential
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, and handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to think both creatively and logically
  • Willing to accept and provide constructive feedback and work through multiple iterations.
  • Passion for gaming, with excellent design insights across genres
  • Broad knowledge of comics, novels, games, cinema, and popular culture relating to video games

Skill Requirements

  • Write compelling dialogue and narrative content
  • Work closely with the writing team and Creative Director to develop overall narrative and character arcs
  • Be a positive, active and contributing team member
  • Provide insightful, constructive feedback to other writers
  • Pitch/communicate new ideas, concepts and stories
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to develop, refine and implement dialogue and narrative content

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Private family medical care
  • Private dental care
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Brand new custom designed studio
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site
  • Access to multiple online training websites
  • Monthly team meals/outings
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse, Yoga, Life Drawing & Parking
  • Quarterly salary adjustment reviews
  • Monthly 1on1s with your Line Manager
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process
  • Film nights in our Mocap theatre
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex
  • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, WB films, TV, Harry Potter tour
  • Staff only merchandise store
  • State of the art office with the entire 140+ team in 1 open-plan room
  • Free fruit, juices and soft drinks
  • Childcare Vouchers Scheme
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan
  • Overseas Relocation Support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support)
  • Finder’s Fee
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses
  • Free Seasonal Flu Jab