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Location: Champaign, Illinois
Volition is searching for a Senior Writer to join their cross-discipline AAA development team.
- Work with cross-disciplinary teams to develop narrative and determine writing needs.
- Research source materials for project teams.
- Create and maintain up-to-date documentation for narrative, characters, locations, and other story elements.
- Write and revise player and NPC dialogue, cinematic scripts, and in-game text.
- Satisfy goals and expectations for quality, humor, and tone.
- Contribute to and help facilitate editorial, critique, and other feedback processes.
- Acquire proficiency in proprietary toolsets, implement in-game content, and fix writing-related bugs.
- Prepare recording scripts and help facilitate voice recording processes.
- Assist with website content and marketing copy as required.
- Share knowledge and experience for the benefit of the writing group and development team.
- May be tasked with other duties and responsibilities in support of the project and/or studio.
- At least 2 complete product cycles as a professional game writer or comparable experience. Proven track record with AAA console products preferred.
- An in-depth understanding of how writing and gameplay work together to create fun, meaningful experiences for the player.
- Talent for creating vivid characters, compelling narratives, and believable dialogue.
- Ability and willingness to take direction and integrate feedback as needed.
- Strong proofreading and editorial skills. Attention to detail.
- Positive, professional attitude. Disciplined and self-motivated with a strong work ethic.
- Strong communication and organizational skills. Ability to multitask and be flexible about changing role requirements.
- Passion for games and ability to articulate that passion clearly and analytically. A broad knowledge base of console and PC games.
- Proficiency with game development tools.
- College degree or equivalent.
Sample Work Required:
- Applicants should submit a short writing sample that demonstrates ability to craft dialogue, structure narrative, and develop character.
- Any supplemental materials demonstrating skills relevant to this position are also encouraged.
Interested? Apply now.
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