Firaxis Games is looking for a talented Narrative Lead to join our studio in developing our next AAA Strategy Title. This is an opportunity to join an established team behind some of the industry’s most beloved franchises such as the XCOM and the Civilization series.


What is the role?
We are looking for someone to drive the Narrative for an upcoming title.  You will work closely with the Creative Director, Art Director, and Franchise Producer to create an immersive world and engaging characters within it, while helping to identify new opportunities for storytelling within the overall experience. As part of Firaxis’ growing Narrative Team, you will help ensure that the highest quality standards of storytelling are met across the entire studio.


  We are looking for someone who:

  • Loves storytelling.  Particularly story telling in games. Is driven to find new ways of storytelling within our genre.
  • Can partner with project leadership to develop a living world and compelling characters.
  • Has shipped at least one AAA title in either a Senior Writer or Narrative Lead role.
  • Is a great overall writer. Creates great dialog, lore, and additional story text. Can motivate others to do the same.
  • Is experienced in writing cinematics. Can partner with a Cinematic Director to tell an engaging visual story.
  • Understands strategy games and storytelling within them. Has knowledge of strategy gameplay design and storytelling systems.
  • Has experience working in all stages of writing in AAA game development.
  • Is familiar working in-engine.


Required Skills:

  • Strong writing skills, particularly dialog.
  • Minimum 3 years credited writing experience on games. 
  • Understanding of story structure and storytelling in the strategy genre.
  • Strong communication skills – able to collaborate with multiple disciplines effectively.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Creative problem solving.


Nice to haves:

  • Voice or live action Directing experience
  • Knowledge and passion for world history
  • Loves games, particularly strategy games.


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