Senior Games Writer, Overwatch
Overwatch Irvine, California

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an experienced senior game writer to join the Overwatch team. As part of the writing team, your day to day responsibilities will include dialogue writing, story development, and content implementation. In addition, you will frequently be called upon to assist with editing, research and intellectual property management.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success as an experienced game developer with strong creative writing experience, excellent collaboration skills, and a real passion for Overwatch.

Responsibilities

  • Quickly write and iterate on compelling dialogue for characters, missions, and cinematics
  • Write in-game backstory for the world, factions, and characters
  • Contribute to the story development of the Overwatch universe
  • Maintain the vision of the Overwatch universe
  • Do research gathering and documentation
  • Perform editing tasks as needed
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned by team management

Requirements

  • 3+ years of industry experience as a writer/story developer
  • At least one shipped AAA game title in a writing or game design role
  • Understanding and knowledge of the universe of Overwatch
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Able to create dynamic dialogue for Overwatch heroes
  • Able to act independently on writing tasks
  • Excellent organizational skills and able to work well under deadlines
  • Work and thrive in a collaborative team environment
  • Knowledge of current successful intellectual properties in today’s popular culture
  • Plays and has knowledge of modern video games
  • Technically proficient to learn toolsets to implement work into the game

Pluses

  • Experience in game design
  • Understand various game toolsets
  • Successfully published writing work (novels, short fiction, film, television, comics)
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Application Materials
  • Links or attachments of writing samples/portfolio (preferred)
  • Cover Letter (preferred)
  • Resume (required)

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

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