Junior Narrative Designer

Crytek is looking for a passionate, imaginative Junior Narrative Designer to join the team in Frankfurt, Germany full time. The successful candidate will become a key member of our in-house narrative team, with a focus on owning and implementing localization.
Our ideal candidate will bring strong writing skills and a general foundation of technical knowledge to the table. As a writer, you should be able to pivot between different styles, formats, and tones across multiple projects. (Please provide writing samples that show off this breadth!) As owner of localization, a passion for language, experience with translation and/or fluency in multiple languages, or general knowledge of localization pipelines would be ideal. Flexibility, creative problem solving, and attention to detail are key skills in every aspect of the job.

Our team is highly collaborative, and our ideal candidate is an able collaborator; can both constructively give and receive clear feedback; can work across departments to develop storytelling elements and the systems that support them; and interested in languages and translation.

Please upload 1-3 creative writing samples, combined into one pdf, via the online application under “portfolio.” If including excerpts from longer pieces, please include a few sentences providing context. If your experience differs from the list below to any extent, consider including a writing sample tailored to one of our existing products.

Qualified applicants will be asked to complete a Narrative Design test.
Responsibilities
  • Write. As a proficient, “story-minded” game writer you will contribute to: character creation, world building, short fiction, dialogue, lore-related video scripts, environment prop texts, weapon names, UI elements, and anything else you have ever seen in a video game that involves words.
  • Make it happen. You will take a hands on role in the implementation of game narrative, and the maintenance of those systems, including taking ownership of the narrative localization pipeline.
Requirements
  • Outstanding English communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proofreading skill and experience (American English grammar)
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback, and to iterate on your work
  • Interest in and passion for video game narrative, interactive storytelling, and transmedial entertainment
  • Knowledge of global languages, translation, and localization pipelines (or willingness to learn)
  • General knowledge of CRYENGINE or another game engine (and a willingness to learn)
  • General scripting knowledge (Python and/or C++) a plus
  • Familiarity with Excel, JIRA, Word, Teams
  • Willing to relocate to Frankfurt am Main area, Germany
What you can expect from us
  • A refreshing yet highly professional atmosphere in a diverse team.
  • Flexible work time.
  • FUN.
  • Free public transportation ticket, which lets you use public transport free of charge 24/7.
  • Free German lessons
  • Company language is English. Any additional language is a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Extensive assistance with getting visa, work permits and communication with local authorities.
  • Relocation support.
  • A company apartment for your first few months and help in finding a private apartment....and many more!

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Crytek is an independent video game developer, publisher, and technology provider based in Frankfurt, Germany.

Crytek pushes the boundaries of the possible to make the impossible a reality. We want to create the most fun gaming experiences around, and if we have to blow up computer system requirements or push genre boundaries to do so, then we will. With almost two decades of experience in the games industry, Crytek takes its unique combination of experience and skills and continue to make an impact via innovative, fun, cutting-edge games and technology.

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