Story Editor - Mobile Game

mobile game studio located in Sunnyvale - Sunnyvale, CA

Full-time

We're looking for several full-time, superstar story editors to work on a successful narrative mobile game at our studio in Sunnyvale, California. You'll be working with a team of other story editors and freelance contract writers to adapt licensed popular fiction stories into interactive narratives that target a young female audience. This position involves extensive editorial work, a good amount of creative writing, and tasks related to formulating the creative direction of the selected stories.

*Candidates MUST be located in the San Francisco Bay Area to be able to report daily to an onsite location at Sunnyvale. This is not a remote position.

The ideal candidate possesses the following:

1. Strong creative writing skills

At least one professional writing credit. This can be a published book, a purchased screenplay, work on a released video game, etc.

Ability to utilize stories and testimonies to create inspiring communications and create emotional connections with potential and existing audiences.

Ability to meet deadlines and stay organized in a fast-paced environment.

Write clear, engaging copy for different needs - long form, short form, tag lines, campaigns, e-newsletters, brand and style guidelines, etc. Bring strong conceptual ideas to life in a clear and concise manner

2. Good game play skills and the ability to identify design and content issues

3. Comprehensive historical and current knowledge of the game industry for both the home and arcade markets helpful

4. Copywriting/copyediting experience highly desirable

5. Relevant work experience

Three to five years of experience in informational or promotional writing with a portfolio of samples.

Bachelor’s Degree preferred in communications or related field.

6. Experience working creatively and collaboratively with a team.

7. Excellent written communication skills.

MATERIALS REQUESTED

A cover letter, indicating why you’re interested in the position. In this letter, please state the top three genres you would be interested in writing;

A current resume, highlighting writing or editing work and educational experience.

A writing sample (short story, script, or game writing). We prefer fictional samples of writing that showcase friendship and romance. If you have more than one applicable sample, you can send more than one

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • informational or promotional writing: 3 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)