Narrative Director

BUNGiE Bellevue, WA

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

As a Narrative Director, you will be responsible for directing the storytelling efforts for major Destiny releases. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of interactive storytelling with strong organizational and leadership skills. You will work closely with the Game Director and Project Leads to define the high-level story vision and help align the various Narrative Department teams responsible for implementing that vision across the narrative channels.

With a focus on cross-departmental collaboration, this is a wonderful opportunity to work with and direct a talented team of storytellers and deliver compelling narratives in the Destiny universe.

Responsibilities

* Collaborate with the Game Director to establish narrative goals for a given release

* Develop and communicate a story vision that supports the Game Pillars through structure, character, and theme

* Work with the project leadership team to set priorities at each stage of development from pre-production through release

* Coordinate with Narrative Discipline Leads to ensure the content meets the product's narrative goals and supports the Game Pillars

* Ensure narrative scope and schedules align with the production plan and are achievable

* Work alongside Creative, Art and Design Directors to establish and maintain a healthy collaborative process

* Provide and encourage clear communication to the development team

* Promote excellence in storytelling craft through feedback and direction

* Identify opportunities to expand and deepen narrative channels

* Convey the story vision 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

* Bachelor's degree in narrative field or equivalent experience

* Experience orchestrating high quality, large-scale 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

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