Full-Time

Narrative Realization Director

Posted on 5/22/2024

PlayStation Global

PlayStation Global

1,001-5,000 employees

Designs and markets gaming consoles and accessories

Consumer Software
Hardware

Compensation Overview

$175.3k - $262.9kAnnually

+ Bonus

Senior

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Required Skills
Communications
Animation
Requirements
  • Lead or Director experience on AAA title with strong narrative component
  • Minimum of 8 years’ industry experience in creative and/or technical roles
  • Strong leadership skills, production sensibilities, and drive for quality
  • High comfort level with learning and utilizing proprietary tools and game engine pipelines
  • Ability to rapidly prototype, iterate, and explore game narrative ideas across disciplines
  • Ability to succeed in a creative, quality-driven, team-oriented environment
  • High comfort level with managing input and direction from multiple creative partners
  • Ability to work across multiple disciplines to gather feedback and address cross-functional issues
  • An enthusiasm for practical innovation and the ability to bring new ideas to the table
  • Excellent communication, time-management, and organizational skills
Responsibilities
  • Partner with the game directors to understand the overall vision and help define the game experience, and to ensure the narrative delivery supports the quality, tone, and flow of the rest of the game
  • Focus on bringing the project’s narrative goals to fruition through cinematics, gameplay moments, and other visual storytelling methods
  • Work across disciplines to establish the appropriate method of narrative delivery and oversee planning, prototyping, and development of the work
  • Collaborate with all relevant directors, leads, and staff (Art, Character, FX, Audio, Narrative Design, Animation, Engineering, etc.) to ensure dialog, cinematic, and in-game narrative moments are fully realized and expertly delivered
  • Provide direction and feedback to cross-functional teams to guide execution and drive quality
  • Work with production and management to identify and align resourcing needs, outsourcing requirements, and project schedules
  • Work with external partners to oversee, direct, and review asset deliveries where appropriate
  • May be asked to attend performance capture shoots to provide assistance in some circumstances

Working at PlayStation offers the opportunity to be part of a leading company in the gaming industry, renowned for its cutting-edge technology like haptic feedback and 4K HDR visuals. Employees are immersed in a culture of innovation and excellence that pushes the boundaries of gaming and entertainment. Contributing to a globally recognized brand that consistently delivers high-quality, immersive gaming experiences, ensures a dynamic and fulfilling work environment.

Company Stage

M&A

Total Funding

N/A

Headquarters

Foster City, California

Founded

1994

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

-14%

1 year growth

-29%

2 year growth

-26%

Benefits

Health and wellness: Medical (PPO, HDHP, and HMO), dental, vision, disability, employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, student loan repayment assistance, education reimbursement program, wellness reimbursement, identity theft protection, basic and voluntary life and AD&D insurance, business travel accident insurance, 4.5% 401(k) match, commuter program, additional voluntary programs (group legal, pet insurance, auto and home insruance), onsite flu shots and biometric screenings

Family and time off: 12 paid holidays, generous PTO, paid parental leave, adoption assistance program, 529 college savings plan match, back-up child care, parental and elder care coaching

Perks: Sony product discounts, passport perks program, monthly $10 Playstation Network voucher, employee referral bonus, game launch events