Lead Writer

Espoo, Finland or Stockholm, Sweden /
Narrative – Writing /
Remedy Entertainment, the creator of Control®, Quantum Break®, Max Payne®, Alan Wake® and Death Rally®, and one of the leading independent game studios in the world, is now looking for a Lead Writer for project Condor, a multiplayer spin-off game of the award-winning Control IP.

As a Lead Writer, you will be a part of our Narrative Team and create our new games with us: brainstorm story scenarios, create dialogue, characters, transmedia products, marketing materials, the works.

As part of our Condor development team, you will work closely with other departments to implement and iterate the material you have created. We take our storytelling and characters seriously and want to push the boundaries of what interactive stories in games can do.

Our writing team is small, tightly knit, and appreciative of creative input. We are looking for somebody to actively contribute and innovate, not just write things to spec. We enthusiastically welcome diverse viewpoints and backgrounds. Join us working on the future of Control franchise!

What you get to do

    • You will be driving the development of the game’s story, structure, characters, tone, pacing, and world-building under the direction of the project’s Game Director
    • As a Lead Writer you actively communicate and collaborate with other project leads in ensuring key plot and narrative beats are executed properly within the game with a balanced cohesion of story and gameplay
    • Write and edit compelling dialogue for characters, missions, and cinematics within a properly structured screenplay
    • Create in-game text (menus, level descriptions, tutorials etc.) as needed
    • Create and maintain story and narrative documentation to communicate the game’s story both internally and externally
    • Work together with the project’s production team in the planning, scoping, and scheduling of writing tasks and deliverables

What you bring to the role

    • You have demonstrable previous experience as a Lead Writer or in similar role working in AAA 1st/3rd person multi-platform games
    • You have previously lead a team of internal and/or external writers throughout a project’s lifecycle
    • You are a writer with an ear for characterization and dialogue with a portfolio showcasing these skills 
    • Understanding of narrative, game design and visual/cinematic storytelling techniques
    • Flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances and production realities; able to give and take constructive feedback
    • Self-motivated and proactive, with a dedication to improving your craft
    • You thrive working in a team environment, sharing ideas and learning from others. You are used to collaborating with colleagues across different departments and you are able to communicate and present your ideas in a clear way. As a team member you are dedicated contributing towards a friendly and inclusive work environment
    • Additional experience that will also help you in this role would be previous work on established franchises with existing lore and world-building and being familiar working with actors and directors

What is in it for you?

    • At Remedy you get to work on awesome, memorable gaming experiences for our players, in a studio where your input is valued and your creative freedom is encouraged.  
    • We work in an environment that values both individual and teamwork, ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard & workload stays sensible. We believe in and support work-life balance. Happy people work better! 
    • We offer an extensive set of employee benefits and an annual bonus system as well as opportunities for you to develop your skills further. On top of this, in Finland and Sweden you get up to 5 weeks of paid vacation, in addition to public holidays and other special occasions.  
    • Our studio is based in Helsinki metropolitan area in Finland, a safe country with exceptional quality of life, free education and pristine nature at your doorstep. If you're not already in Finland, our relocation service is there every step of the way to take care of you. You can concentrate on work, while we’ll take care of everything else! 
    • If you are based in Sweden, we also welcome candidates to our new location in Stockholm. 
To apply, please fill in the application form with your CV or LinkedIn (in English) and other information relevant to the position. Please include 2-3 short writing samples with your application.

The position will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant is found.