Principal Games Writer

AAA - New IP - Competitive Salary

Job Type
Salary on application
11 days ago

Do you have game writing experience, and are you seeking a new job in Amsterdam? Skillsearch is helping a gaming studio find a full-time Principal Games Writer, and the role comes with an attractive salary and benefits package.  

As a Principal Writer, you will take ownership of complex narrative features and content and pitch compelling ideas for game quests, factions and backstories. You will also develop narrative designs for quests, gameplay activities and game features.  

In your first few weeks in this Principal Games Writer role, you can expect to: 

  • Pitch compelling ideas for game quests, factions and backstories 
  • Write quest dialogue, systemic dialogue, story outlines and faction documents 
  • Act as an example for junior writers to help them level up 
  • Support teams with their narrative needs while advocating for the game’s emotional arc. 

To apply for this Principal Writer role, you will need 6+ years of experience as a game writer at a AAA studio, having shipped multiple AAA game titles. You will also require the following: 

  • A background or had training in dramatic writing and story structure 
  • Experience with complex narrative design tasks and branching dialogue systems 
  • Knowledge of stories and narrative design in open-world RPG games, online games, and MMORPGs 
  • Proficiency with prompt revisions based on rapidly evolving feedback. 

As a vital member of the team and in return for your expertise, inclusive approach and commitment, you'll enjoy a favourable salary and the chance to join a supportive and welcoming team. 

To apply for this full-time Principal Games Writer job in Amsterdam, please contact Jay from Skillsearch at today. Please refer any friends or colleagues for this role or direct them to our Careers page on our website. 

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Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Jay McDougall

Recruitment Resourcer

Jay is a resourcer on our art team, working alongside Joe, although resourcing is not Jay’s only talent… He also DJs and runs Brighton’s biggest electronic dance music label, so when he’s not in the office you can catch him in shows across the city and making content for his YouTube channel! 

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