We need a superstar animation writer 🐝

About us

Bright Little Labs is building a kids’ media giant for the 21st century. We make all sorts of kids’ stuff which promotes critical thinking, computer science, equality - and diverse identities and experiences. Our flagship story is about Detective Dot - an 11-year-old coder who is on a dangerous mission from the C.I.A. (Children’s Intelligence Agency). We’re on our way to publishing more books, mobile games and expanding our digital platform. We also just partnered with Turner (who own Cartoon Network!) so we’re making cartoons and games too.

We need an animation writer to help us create engaging, funny, interactive stories (for 2D + 3D) to inspire and entertain our audience of 7-11 year-olds. If you believe wholeheartedly in the power of stories and toilet humour to inspire the next generation, get in touch.

About you

  • You are a big kid and you love cartoons, games and toys
  • You have strong descriptive writing skills, and can accurately and effectively communicate visuals in order to set the tone for how the story will come to life through animation
  • You understand story structure, character development and dialogue
  • You are excited by the idea of how games can be woven into stories and vice-versa
  • You’re imaginative and collaborative, and you’re comfortable working in a startup environment (less structure, more freedom) - you’ll be getting input from lots of people, including animation directors and educational, technical and cultural consultants

THIS IS IMPORTANT: Our character - Detective Dot - is a third-generation British Indian girl. We want to work with people who believe in authentic character creation and we’re actively looking to work with people with lived experience of our characters and her family.

THIS IS ALSO IMPORTANT: We’re now hiring a creative team to help turn Dot into games and cartoons. We’re actively looking to work with people who have lived experience of our character's culture, and her family life. We value merit, initiative and values over qualifications or industry experience. All of our roles (designers, producers, animators, illustrators etc.) are here. Please share or apply, and help us to create something amazing.

We need help with these sorts of tasks

  • Descriptive writing which thoroughly visualises, and brings to live the emotion and comedy in the story for both 2D + 3D animation
  • Incorporating games into our stories
  • Writing vivid action scenes + comic dialogue
  • Thoughtfully considering the diverse identities and experiences of our characters

We offer

  • An awesome role helping to define the future of a very exciting brand that promotes diversity
  • Exposure - we’re a high-ish profile project and we work with exciting people
  • Flexible working arrangements, with contract work starting ASAP. Mums, dads, and pregnant people, please apply


This is a contract role for a project which will run for approximately 3 months.

Starting February in our cosy office in Old Street.

Apply ASAP

Please submit examples of your work and keep your covering email short + sweet.