Meta AR/VR Job | Lead Narrative Designer | Oculus

Job(岗位): Lead Narrative Designer | Oculus

Type(岗位类型): Games

Citys(岗位城市): Remote, US | Irvine, CA

Date(发布日期): 2022-3-16


Ready At Dawn is looking for a Lead Narrative Designer to join us in creating high profile original titles in VR, ranging from character driven action and adventure single-player to social and competitive multiplayer games.

The Lead Narrative Designer is responsible for creating, guiding, and managing the creative and technical aspects of storytelling within our games. A successful candidate has a solid understanding of story integration for video games and has experience executing complex narratives through the intended player experience. In close collaboration with Directors and Leads, you will ensure that the structure and tone of the narrative are consistent with our game’s vision.

In this leadership role, we are also looking for the ability to serve as an advocate for the Narrative team, to help nurture and guide other Narrative Designers and Writers, through both mentorship and critique, as well as serve as a passionate collaborative partner alongside other teams to create unique and engaging gameplay experiences.


Industry experience as a Lead Narrative Designer with games shipped

2+ years of people management experience in multi-disciplinary teams

Knowledge of contemporary gameplay and narrative design, with an understanding of relevant narrative systems and delivery methods

Proven understanding of narrative-related pipelines and experience with some game-oriented scripting/implementation tools as well as scriptwriting tools (such as Final Draft)

Experience to effectively communicating with Engineers around technical implementation of tools and pipelines

Proven editing skills

Collaboration, communication, and organizational skills


Partner with Directors to understand the goals of the game and manage the narrative processes both within the Narrative department and across all departments

Oversee all aspects of the game narrative from developing the plot and associated delivery mechanics to implementation and localization

Manage a team of Narrative Designers, Writers, and implementers through the life of the project

Participate in prototyping and testing efforts to prove-out narrative gameplay systems, story beats, pacing, comprehension, and player satisfaction

Create and maintain design documents to share ideas, concepts, and design specifications in helpful, clear formats

Help define and improve best practices, tools, and pipelines for the Narrative team and work with other Design Leads and Engineers to ensure consistency across the game

Work alongside the Design team to discuss progress, remove roadblocks, provide feedback, and set deadlines and deliverables