Narrative Director (Hybrid Options) – Newcastle, UK

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Narrative Director (Hybrid Options)

Ubisoft Reflections – Newcastle, UK

***This role can be worked from either their Newcastle or Leamington Spa***

Ubisoft reflections are searching for a Narrative Director to join their team, either from their studio in Newcastle or Leamington Spa. Want to shape a brand new, large-scale AAA title with Ubisoft? This is a rare opportunity to join at the conception of a future giant of an IP. 

In this role, you'll be responsible for the narrative features and content of the game as well as leading and developing a team of narrative designers with a focus on the three pillars of Leadership at Ubisoft: Care about People, Drive Performance and Development and Lead in Complexity.

Your role and responsibilities will include…
 

  • Constructing an effective team by ensuring it is fully resourced, a manageable size, and a good mix of experience and skillsets
  • Fostering a team player culture
  • Planning, prioritising and setting inspiring objectives for your team members
  • Empowering your team members with clear expectations and holding them accountable for their key results
  • Providing your team members with ongoing and meaningful feedback on performance and development, ensuring positive acknowledgement of all achievements, both big and small
  • Enabling your team members to reflect and prepare their future in their role and at Ubisoft
  • Engaging and positively influencing team members and stakeholders around a vision
  • Navigating through ambiguity and embracing change with an optimistic outlook
  • Cultivating an environment for initiatives and ideas to emerge and grow;
  • Genuinely caring about people, being exemplary and supportive
  • Communicating with impact while promoting an open dialogue within your team
  • Utilising your experience and knowledge to guide team members towards creating quality and efficient delivery of narrative designs that are aligned with the vision of the Game Director/Creative Director
  • Working with the Game Director/Creative Director to help establish the tone, voice, theme and style of the game
  • Helping to create narrative systems that can support the gameplay and liaise with Designers/Directors on ways that the two systems can best serve each other
  • Working with production, other team leads, and directors to help create task estimates and schedules for the team
  • Ensuring your team participates in standard studio development processes
  • Balancing any writing and editing requirements with the management requirements and responsibilities of a discipline lead
  • Define good practices and pipelines and ensure they are carried out through regular peer reviews
  • Continually review the narrative design processes to identify potential improvements
  • Championing information sharing across projects
  • Being responsible for the hiring of any potential future candidates within the design team
  • Supporting your manager in any ad hoc tasks and duties

The skills and experience you'll need…
 

  • Credits leading the narrative design of a large AAA title, ideally as a director
  • An excellent understanding of non-linear narrative systems and structures
  • Strong writing and editing skillset
  • Compressive understanding of narrative-related pipelines (VO, cinematics, audio etc.)

Ubisoft Reflections is a leading studio with a rich heritage stretching back 35 years. Well known for technical innovation, immersive worlds, and their vehicle/driving technology, the studio has collaborated with talented teams from across the Ubisoft family around the world contributing to the creation of some of the industry’s most acclaimed AAA games.

Their recent work includes games such as Watch Dogs Legion, Tom Clancy’s The Division, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, as well as ground-breaking in-house projects, such as the award-winning Grow Home and Grow Up series.

Interested in this role? Want to know more? Get in touch with Dan Hawkins on 01709 834777 or email daniel@aswift.com

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