Two Chicks With A Side Hustle

Employer: Aquent

Job Description:

The Initiative, located in Santa Monica and apart of Microsoft Xbox Studios, is the development team working on Perfect Dark. Our studio is about craft, creating story, innovating, and looking ahead to the next big thing. We are looking for collaborative problem solvers who want to dive into something new and create groundbreaking experiences for our players. Join us for this once in a career opportunity to help build the studio, define our culture, and create an environment to attract world-class talent.

As a Writing Assistant, you are part of the Narrative team responsible for reimagining the story of Perfect Dark, a secret agent thriller set in a near-future world. In this role, you will partner closely with the Narrative team responsible for crafting the Perfect Dark story. You will participate in writer’s room sessions, brainstorms, and design meetings to document discussions, working with the team to prioritize story edits, actioning changes and keeping materials up-to-date. The Writing Assistant collaborates closely with writers, narrative designers, game designers, and other functions across the studio to ensure a collaborative and iterative process that results in a great story.

As a Writing Assistant, you will work with onsite and offsite designers and writers, plus key stakeholders across disciplines, to deliver the following:


  • Accountable for note taking in all narrative-related meetings and writer’s room sessions.
  • Action any material edits necessitated by meetings and brainstorms.
  • Contribute to narrative brainstorms and writer’s rooms.
  • Own keeping narrative and design wiki up-to-date.

Client Description:

Our client is a large technology company based in Redmond, Washington with a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. They develop computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. This company enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge.

Working here, you will be part of a company that values:

  • Innovation
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • AI
  • Trustworthy computing