Writer - 6 Month Contract

| San Francisco, CA, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: $55,910-$83,200 Annually
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WE ARE GAMEMAKERS

Who we are:

We are a diverse team of developers driven by a passion for our art, united by our core values and inspired by a culture of inclusivity to build amazing games that thrill players everywhere. We pursue growth and innovation in an environment of safety and trust. Our culture is built on the belief that the more varied voices in our collective will strengthen our team and our games.  We are looking for our next teammate who will raise our bar and make us better.

What we need:

We’re looking for a Writer (TEMP - 6 month contract) to join our team and help us shape the future of storytelling in online multiplayer gaming.  As a Writer, you’ll envision and bring vibrant and diverse characters to life and tell engaging and thrilling stories.  You’ll drive and develop the game’s world, story and characters, working closely with the design, art, and sound teams to realize your vision.  We’re a studio that values autonomy and self-drive in developers who are empowered to do the best work of their careers.  If this is you, let’s talk!

Responsibilities:

  • Work with a team of other writers and narrative designers to develop and execute the game’s vision
  • Write and iterate on compelling, character-building dialogue
  • Contribute to the further development of existing characters and storylines
  • Write descriptions of the world, factions, characters, and history to serve as a resource for the game’s overall development
  • Collaborate deeply with other disciplines and serve as a resource for other team members, inspiring and providing context to the content they are creating
  • Do research gathering and documentation
  • Perform editing tasks as needed
  • Provide feedback on works in progress across all areas of the game based on daily playtesting
  • Daily hands-on engine work to bring ideas to life

Required experience:

  • Strong passion for story in games is a must!
  • Experience writing dialogue, characters, storylines for games
  • Experience with modern game engines (Unreal, Unity, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of unique issues of design and storytelling in games
  • Have knowledge of today’s pop culture and entertainment landscape
  • Understanding of what it takes to make representative, authentic characters
  • 3+ years experience, and at least 1 shipped title in a narrative or systems design role, preferably in the multiplayer space

 Relevant experience:

  • Experience with scripting
  • Experience directing voiceover recording
  • A passion for diversity & representation in games & game development
  • A self-starter who can align with the team's goals but isn't hesitant to create solutions on their own
  • Comfortable with rapid iteration based off feedback
  • Ability to iterate & collaborate under deadlines & production constraints

The pay range for this position in California at the start of employment is expected to be between $55,910 and $83,200 per Year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an 'at-will position' and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.
31st Union prides itself on the diversity of its team members, partners, and communities.  For this reason, we remain committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all aspects of the employment relationship, from recruitment and hiring through compensation, benefits, discipline and termination.  This means that employment at 31st Union depends on your substantive ability, objective qualifications and work ethic – not on your age, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), height, weight, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), alienage or citizenship status, transgender, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability (actual or perceived), medical condition, AIDS/HIV, denial of family and medical care leave, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, pregnancy status, childbirth, breastfeeding (or related medical conditions), marital status or registered domestic partner status, political activity or affiliation, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, arrest record, or taking or requesting statutorily protected leaves, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are also committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the job application and/or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.  Please contact us if you need to request a reasonable accommodation.

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We’re a short drive from downtown Novato and San Rafael with restaurants, food trucks, farmers markets and great public schools. Walk out the door and explore Marin’s famous hiking and mountain biking trails as well as the gorgeous coastline.

An Insider's view of 2K

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

As a single mom, work-life balance is incredibly important to me. One of the things that attracted me most to 2K was the emphasis on creating an environment where employees are supported & empowered to excel in our work while recognizing that our people are our best assets, and to do great work, we have to take care of ourselves & families too.

Audrey

Senior Manager, Talent & Organizational Development

What does your typical day look like?

I work in Mocap Post Production. I’m mainly responsible for Head Mounted Camera footage in the post-processing and QA stage. I’m also the Lead for our small third volume, which we use exclusively for ROMming talent and props. I support processing the Mocap data and QA which helps to prepare assets for delivery. It’s very busy and very rewarding!

Tiffany

Motion Capture Animator

What makes someone successful on your team?

Passion, Drive, Always Learning, Open to New Ideas and a Team Player.

Shawna

Senior Director, Talent

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is to continue being industry leaders with a culture that serves as an example. Putting the customer first is the only way to thrive in this competitive entertainment industry. Every 'out of the box' creative idea is a risk; letting yourself take these risks and be willing to fail fast will lead to long-term success.

Sanju

Technical Director

What are 2K Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Family medical leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Some meals provided
2K provides weekly catering on Wednesdays.
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

We also provide additional partner discounts on daily essentials, fitness reimbursement, and have ongoing raffles and give-aways.

In addition to vacation and time off benefits, we also have a generous compassionate leave program.

All benefits require eligibility pending employment type and location.

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