Creative Fellowship

Insomniac Games is seeking world-class talent to spark innovations in creative development. The newly minted Creative Fellowship offers an extraordinary individual the opportunity to make an oversized impact on the creative vision and execution of a high-profile game. This fellowship focuses on elevating the craft of interactive storytelling by shaping transcendent player experiences with influence from non-game disciplines.

The ideal candidate has a lot to teach us. We want to be inspired and informed by techniques from traditional media that have a 100-year head start on our discipline. And, in return, the ideal Fellow has the opportunity to learn from some of the brightest minds in game development. We are ready to share best practices of making games—from ideation to launch—in an environment that supports intellectual growth and creative collaboration.


Our goal is to bring new voices into our senior leadership team by recruiting and retaining accomplished professionals from diverse disciplines, so that we revolutionize our process and product.

The program will support and foster the professional development of the Fellow with opportunities to share expertise, expand networks, and strengthen skills, while working on advanced projects that have the potential to influence popular culture.

Location is flexible. Fellows can work onsite in Insomniac’s Burbank or Durham office, or work remotely.


The Insomniac Fellowship is a one-year program that offers full immersion in the studio during the research, ideation, and production stages of a project cycle. Fellows will collaborate with directors and writers to author a proposal that elevates some aspect of our games or our process, then work alongside a premier development team with the resources necessary to shape ambitious proposals into tangible results.

Fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits. While participation in the program is not a guarantee of future employment, our goal is to find candidates who may elect to join our full-time staff following their fellowship.


We’re looking for Fellows who are advanced professionals in their field, with an interest in making an exceptional and meaningful contribution to a project while learning the guiding principles of game development. The Insomniac Games Creative Fellowship accepts applications from:

  • Screenwriters
  • Novelists
  • Filmmakers
  • Animators
  • Visual Storytellers

Candidates should have seven + years of related experience in their field, or hold a postgraduate degree.


Successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional storytelling skills, with a proven track record of creating compelling characters and expressing emotion through dramatic action. In addition, we’re also looking for:

  • Advanced ideation, with a compelling individual point of view.
  • Natural curiosity, with a willingness to share perspectives.
  • An inherent drive for excellence, with an understanding of the evocative potential of games.
  • Strong collaborative skills, with the ability to be a force multiplier while working with a team.


Candidates will submit resumes, personal statements, three letters of recommendation, and writing or video samples. A panel of Insomniac developers will review application materials and select finalists for interviews with the team.

We can’t wait to meet you.