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Default Full-Time Comedy Writer Position

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Company: Epic Games, Inc.

Position type: Regular Full-Time


Would you like the opportunity to work with one of the premier engine and game developers in the entertainment software industry? Be a driving force in creating the narrative for our next game? Or maybe just be part of something Epic? If you answered yes to any of those questions then we would like to talk with you about joining our team, where everything we do is Epic.

Epic Games is looking for a Comedy Writer who will be responsible for working with the game team to create an effective narrative wrapper for the world and missions of Fortnite - www.fortnitegame.com. Create and collaborate in the creation of character and game dialogue as well as casting documents, character descriptions, and other supporting material.

Candidate must submit comedic writing samples with resume.

  • Establish comedic and character tone of the game
  • Establish narrative framework for the game as well as develop the character bible
  • Work with design to execute on proof of concept approaches to in game vocalization
  • Work directly with artists and the publishing team to create external story content such as comics, web content, shorts, and cinematics
  • Assist with marketing and project communications that require written word

  • Comedy writing experience
  • Ability to craft compelling fictional stories
  • Ability to craft theme, tropes, and comedic tone for a new intellectual property
  • Understanding of how to use narrative events and game design to motivate and encourage player investment
  • Ability to write a humorous and engaging dialogue in many different voices
  • Collaborative storyteller who works well in a studio environment
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines

Preference to applicants with:
  • 5+ years of disciplined writing, either as a professional writer or as a burgeoning writer with a large body of spec work
  • Knowledge of games and interactive storytelling, character development, and user engagement perspectives
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