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Story Manager

We're looking for a Story Manager to prioritize the well-being of our team!

This individual is responsible for ensuring project quality and the well-being of team members by managing a group of writers and narrative coordinators across multiple projects. The role provides a critical component of the studio's mission to create games that have a positive and lasting impact on players' lives by helping foster an environment of craft excellence, collaboration, and positivity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Supervises direct reports on the story team, and participates in strategy and decision-making as a member of the department's leadership group
  • Meets regularly with team members to offer guidance, provide constructive feedback, conduct performance assessments, and facilitate the team's best work
  • Manages the career growth and development of direct reports
  • Evaluates team members' goals and objectives and ensures that department goals are being met
  • Drives the hiring and onboarding of new team members
  • Advocates for studio cultural values and fosters an environment of craft excellence, collaboration, and inclusion
  • Assists the Director of Story Management with project staffing, hiring, and onboarding
  • Works with Department Head and Story Leads to develop, refine, and document best practices
  • Fosters a safe work environment by ensuring all complaints and concerns related to inappropriate or unprofessional conduct in the workplace are addressed immediately
  • Proactively seeks training opportunities to support the development of team members at the group or individual level
  • Regularly plays games in development and reviews scripts to provide feedback and help identify opportunities for craft development
  • Participates in writer's room sessions for brainstorming, story development, and narrative problem solving
  • Other duties may be assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises a team of writers and narrative coordinators on various projects. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Education and/or Experience: Eight plus years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Shipped a AAA game in a writer role preferred. Experience in a lead role preferred.

Technical Skills:

  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficient with Final Draft and/or other screenwriting software.
  • Photoshop and Illustrator a plus.

Other Skills:

  • Deep knowledge of the principles of writing, performance, and design.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to present ideas clearly and work well within a large team environment.
  • Sets a good example as a communicator, collaborator, and teammate, both internally and across disciplines.

Does this sound like you? Submit your resume and cover letter for consideration. We look forward to reviewing your submission!

Salary Range
$87,000.00 - $161,000.00
per Year
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Burbank, CA, 91504, US