Live Narrative Director

 Bellevue, WA

Bungie is looking for a seasoned Narrative Director to help us tell the ongoing Destiny story.

As a Narrative Director, you will direct the storytelling efforts for regular, small-scale Destiny releases throughout the calendar year. Our ideal candidate has a deep understanding of interactive storytelling with strong organizational and leadership skills as well as an ability to work with external partners. A proven record of prioritizing resources against creative goals in a fast-paced release environment is a must.

You will work closely with the Game Director and Project Leads to define the high-level story vision and ensure alignment of the various Narrative Department teams responsible for implementing that vision across various narrative channels. With a focus on cross-departmental collaboration, this is a wonderful opportunity to work with and direct a talented team of storytellers while delivering compelling narratives in the Destiny universe.


  • Collaborate with the Game Director to establish narrative goals for a given release
  • Develop and communicate a story vision that supports the Release Pillars through structure, character, and theme
  • Work with project leadership teams to define narrative strategy and set priorities for each release
  • Coordinate with Narrative Discipline Leads to ensure the content meets pre-established franchise narrative goals and supports the Release Pillars
  • Rapidly iterate on small-scale projects on a condensed timeline and ensure successful completion
  • Coordinate, communicate, and collaborate with external partners
  • Ensure narrative scope and schedules align with the production plan and are achievable
  • Work alongside Art, Creative, and Design Directors to establish and maintain healthy collaborative processes
  • Provide and encourage clear communication to the development team
  • Promote excellence in storytelling craft through feedback and direction
  • Identify opportunities to innovate and expand upon narrative channels
  • Convey the story vision for a given release to both internal and external partners
  • Promote an inspiring, creative, and enjoyable work environment

Required Skills

  • 5+ years game industry experience in a creative leadership role on AAA games or MMOs
  • Bachelor's degree in narrative field or equivalent experience
  • Experience orchestrating high quality, ongoing narrative content across multiple story channels
  • Ability to convey a strong narrative vision
  • Excellent communication, team-building, and proven leadership skills
  • Understanding of game production, design tools, and systems

Nice-to-Have Skills

  • Background in writing and a passion for storytelling in non-gaming media