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Get a job: Volition is hiring a Senior Writer

Get a job: Volition is hiring a Senior Writer

August 27, 2018 | By Staff

August 27, 2018 | By Staff
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The Gamasutra Job Board is the most diverse, active and established board of its kind for the video game industry!

Here is just one of the many, many positions being advertised right now.

Senior WriterDeep Silver Volition

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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