**This position has been closed.**
Jackbox Games is looking for a Writer to join our team in Chicago! (Though currently, we are all working from home.)
Who Are We?
Jackbox is a small game studio (~45 people) best known for our Jackbox Party Pack franchise: a set of five social party games released every fall. Since 2014, our games--like Quiplash, Drawful, and Trivia Murder Party-- have been featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, by Polygon, and in living rooms and finished basements across the world.
In 2020, we had over 200 million users. And we have hard evidence that one of those users was Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron.
You can learn everything you ever wanted to know about how our games work (spoiler: your phone is the controller!) and who we are and what we make at jackboxgames.com.
What’s the Job?
Jackbox Games is in search of writers who can generate lots of hilarious and smart (but sometimes dumb) content, on a deadline, for a variety of projects. The writing on these projects ranges from absurd prompts that set players up to be funny, to well-researched, surprising trivia questions that are succinct, funny and smart (but again, also sometimes dumb). A Jackbox Games writer is also expected to pitch ideas and help to make other game ideas even better.
Ideal Candidates Will Have...
We only hire clever, kind, motivated and creative people. Jackbox Games is a group effort and you must work collaboratively. Everyone here shares a commitment to excellence and a desire to work in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere.
Jackbox Games is committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, or disability.
Okay, But What Are the Perks?
HOW TO APPLY
We look forward to reading your application. Make sure it includes:
We know it is a time commitment to prepare an application and we respect that effort by thoughtfully reviewing every complete application and responding one way or the other. But that kind of thoughtful review means that it sometimes takes us a while to get back to applicants, so please be patient with us and no phone calls.
Thanks for your interest in Jackbox Games!
QUIPLASH PROMPT/RESPONSE EXAMPLES
Here is an example of the format for the Quiplash prompt and responses (you will submit three of these):
PROMPT: A sure sign your therapist has stopped listening to you
RESPONSE 1: Snoring
RESPONSE 2: What? Sorry, I stopped listening to you too.
RESPONSE 3: They stop rolling their eyes at everything you say
And a few more examples of Quiplash prompts from our games.
PROMPT: The name of a clown you would not hire for your six-year-old’s birthday party
PROMPT: A website just for grandpas: www. _______ .com
PROMPT: There’s no “i” in team… but there is an “i” in ________
See this video for highlights of Quiplash gameplay and more prompt examples:
The tentative end-date for submissions is 5:00 pm CT on Monday March 1. We encourage you to get your audition in sooner rather than later.