Narrative Writer (Freelance)

| Greater LA Area
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We're looking for an experienced Narrative Writer to craft narrative dialogue and scenarios for immersive, virtual human learning experiences. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of human behavior and the ability to create realistic characters. This position reports to the lead narrative designer, working closely with product owners and learning experience design teams. 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience we are looking for:

  • Strong content writing skills
  • Strong understanding of narrative structure
  • Ability to write interactive dialogue
  • Solid understanding of story and game structure and how they can integrate successfully
  • Solid ability to integrate learning goals into narrative structures
  • Ability to write, iterate, and revise work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to brainstorm, collaborate with a team, and generate constructive feedback on narrative content
  • Ability to interpret client requirements and specifications into engaging enterprise scenarios 
  • Ability to adapt style to match a project's tone, business requirements, and learning goals
  • Ability to synthesize individual research and subject matter expert (SME) insights into communication trainings
  • Ability to work and write collaboratively with a team 

In this role you will: 

  • Write interactive dialogue for enterprise conversational training modules
  • Work with SMEs to translate their knowledge and expertise into compelling narratives
  • Work with learning designers to ensure interactive narratives effectively teach key learning points
  • Create personae and backstories for interactive characters
  • Write compelling natural dialogue for characters within contemporary business settings 
  • Work collaboratively in a team of other writers, producers, and designers
  • Participate in peer-review of other writers working on other training modules 
  • Revise writing work as a result of feedback from SMEs, team members, and stakeholders 
  • Research subject matter with guidance from SMEs
  • Pitch ideas internally to team members and stakeholders 
  • Participate in production activities such as table reads and motion capture sessions for the scenarios that you have written
  • Provide additional support to ongoing learning experience design projects as needed 

One or more of these is a plus:

  • Experience working in Twine or other interactive narrative software
  • Experience writing for games 
  • Understanding of educational pedagogy and learning theory
  • Understanding of narrative development for interactive learning design
  • Experience writing dialogue for learning and development (L&D) and other training purposes 
  • Experience writing conversational user interface (UI) scripts 
  • Experience writing professionally on at least one shipped product
  • Experience working as a part of a collaborative design team
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C#Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • Unity 3DLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement

Location

600 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230

What are Talespin Perks + Benefits

Talespin Benefits Overview

We offer everything from medical benefits, stock options, flexible time off, wellbeing, and professional development programs! Year after year we're constantly improving and adding to our benefits to ensure we are taking care of our employees.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 48 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
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