Narrative Designer (x/f/m)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

About us
At Gamebook storytelling is our business – and our passion. Our vision is to provide a digital storytelling ecosystem empowering everybody to tell their stories. Our mission is to provide the knowledge and the network along with a toolset that is easy to use and comprehensive at the same time.

We achieve these goals by thinking out of the box and combining our web-based software with agile networks where we bring IT developers, producers, game designers, artists and authors together in way nobody ever imagined – all in one place. Since our foundation in 2010, this idea has driven us and our team has been continuously growing ever since.
What you will do

Are you a writer who knows how to create captivating dialogue, engaging characters, and surprising plot twists? Are you capable of writing stories as part of a team, developing ideas together, and giving and receiving constructive criticism? Do you enjoy mixing and exploring different genres, such as romantic comedy, drama, soap, mystery, and adventure? And are you up for the unique challenge of writing branching narrative, allowing the reader to change the outcome of the story?

If you’re thinking: “Hell yes, I am!!”

Then we would love to welcome you at our next writer’s workshop, where you can pitch your ideas and show us your skills for a chance to permanently join our Berlin-based writer’s room and work on our interactive story-driven mobile games.

- (Near) native English skills are a must
- Experience in TV or game writing a plus

When: 16.01.2020 (10:00 - 18:00)
Where: our Berlin office (in beautiful Schöneberg)

Please apply for the writer’s workshop through our website until 03.01.2020

Do not forget to include:
- writing samples (We love some catchy dialogue!)
- CV (What’s your story? Show us who you are!)
- cover letter (Why do you want to join our team?)

More info on the position below.

After screening your application, we will get back to you until 10.01.2020 with more details. 

What you will do
  • Work and collaborate in a writers room together with a team of other writers, interactive editors and game designers

  • Create dialogue and episodes for our romantic comedy library in a graphic novel format on a weekly basis

  • Write & play your story with our ever growing storytelling engine Gamebook

  • Define the visual and audio content for your story and help to bring characters, locations and other art and audio assets to life together with a well-attuned team of artists and sound designers

  • Help improve the story creation processes in our writers’ room and beyond with a growing international team in Berlin and Halle.

Your skills and experience
  • A background in storytelling for television, film, broadcasting, interactive fiction, platform-based fiction analog a dialog author or narrative designer

  • Strong proficiency in writing dialogue in English, preferably in genres such as coming-of-age and  romantic comedy

  • Mastering the tools and tricks of writing: saving the cat, creating conflict & points of no return, embedded in original, personal and witty dialogue and storylines that invite the reader to explore the story worlds we create time and again 

  • Expanding these tools for a storytelling format where the protagonist is, in fact, the reader who plays your story 

  • Experience with content creation for serial formats and in a writers room is a plus

  • An interactive mindset that enjoys exploring and creating different outcomes for scenes and storylines - but always with the major plot points in view that bring them back together 

  • Communication is key in creating interactive stories for our format: We expect you to bring an open and forward-looking minds and willingness to collaborate with your fellow writers, artists, game designers, producers and every once in a while also programmers

Nice to have
  • Additional languages: German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Polish

What we offer
  • A tool that’s developed for and with storytellers and story lovers from all over the world

  • A growing number of projects with other genres and games to explore in the future

  • A diverse team with experience from a wide field of industries. Heck! Switch reloaded meets Astronomy PhD

  • A family-friendly and flexible work environment that gives everyone the opportunity to improve internal as well as external processes. We strive to be flexible and agile, and we're looking forward to your personal contribution to up our game!

  • A constant supply of hot and cold beverages

Please send your resume, writing samples and salary expectations. We look forward to receiving your application!

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