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Naughty Dog


Santa Monica, United States

United States

Games and Level Design





Temporary | Full Time


This position is for a temporary engagement through our staffing partner Yoh Services.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for this position.

Please note, this is not a remote workable position. Candidates must be able to commute to our studio in Santa Monica, California.


Naughty Dog is looking for an experienced Narrative Designer / Writer who understands the intimate relationship between gameplay and narrative.

The ideal candidate has a strong grasp of narrative structure and know-how to build compelling character-driven stories. Additionally the candidate should have a good understanding of narrative techniques in games, a keen ear for dialogue, and have written professionally on at least one shipped game title.


  • Contribute to the narrative development of game stories, characters, lore, etc.
  • Create dialogue and supporting narrative content for various game systems
  • Help the design team iterate on narrative delivery techniques
  • Collaborate with creative stakeholders to further and reinforce established narrative goals

Requirements & Skills:

  • 2+ years as a Writer in a professional capacity
  • Knowledge of contemporary gameplay and narrative design
  • Ability to adapt style to match the project’s current tone and character voices
  • Skills and experience to quickly turn around feedback-based revisions
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, creative environment
  • Candidates must provide an existing writing sample of their work for evaluation

Please include a link to your writing samples in the cover letter, or use the Website / Sample Work field in the application below.

As part of the Naughty Dog application process, candidates must provide an existing writing sample of their work for evaluation and may be asked to complete a test.

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