Respawn Is Hiring a Game Writer for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Sequel

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It appears that Cal Kestis’ adventuring days aren’t over, as Respawn Entertainment has posted a new job listing via LinkedIn that pretty much confirms it’s working on a third Jedi game following this year’s release of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. The listing, which is titled “Principal Game Writer (Star Wars Jedi),” calls for a candidate who has at over eight years of writing experience, ideally for AAA games, as well as knowledge of game engines and other development tools, among other prerequisites. Stig Asmussen, Star Wars: Jedi Survivor director, previously told IGN that he wanted to make Kestis’ story a trilogy.

We’re looking for a highly skilled Principal Game Writer who will embrace our philosophy and share their hard-earned expertise to help us create an incredible Star Wars experience for our players in a fun, third-person action-adventure setting. We’re picturing an avid gamer who is passionate about storytelling through interactive narratives. Under the direction of the Lead Writer, the Principal Game Writer will be responsible for writing dialogue, scenes, story treatments and supporting text for the game.

What you’ll do…

  • Work with the Lead Writer and narrative team to develop compelling and immersive narrative gameplay that fits seamlessly within the Star Wars universe.
  • Write character and world guides, casting documents, and other supporting narrative content.
  • Write concise and evocative dialogue in multiple voices.
  • Expertise in character-centric storytelling and a passion for moment-to-moment dialog and drama.
  • Contribute to establishing best practices for storytelling that support our goals of an interactive narrative experience.
  • Collaborate with other departments and assist their narrative-focused goals.
  • Maintain documentation and assist in recording sessions and script management..
  • Assist as needed with marketing or other written company communications related to the project.
  • Mentor other writers and lead by example.

Ideally, you will have…

  • 8+ years’ experience of disciplined writing in a professional capacity.
  • Experience as a Senior Writer or Lead Writer on shipped games. AAA experience is ideal.
  • Strong understanding of the story development process, and a passion for third-person action-adventure games and the Star Wars universe.
  • A desire to write for interactive, living narrative that respond to player choice and agency.
  • Experience with development tools such as game engines, interactive fiction editors and non-linear video editing.
  • Strong understanding of how to work with other disciplines in a highly collaborative studio environment.
  • Ability to process and react to feedback from multiple sources. The ability to self-critique and accept outside critique.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • College degree in screenwriting, creative writing, filmmaking, narrative design, or similar discipline; or equivalent professional experience.

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Tsing Mui
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