Localization QA/Content Writer (EN)
Creative (Western Markets) Kharkiv

Plarium Ukraine is a team of over 500 specialists that work on mobile and browser games. It is Plarium’s largest studio and supports over 25 live game products including:

  • Vikings: War of Clans
  • Lost Island: Blast Adventure
  • Stormfall: Age of War

We’re proud of delivering best-in-class quality, but also of giving our employees the time and resources they need to grow their careers both in the company, and in the gaming industry as a whole.

Who We’re Looking For

Plarium Ukraine is looking for an experienced English Games Localization QA with a background in a range of published mobile, console, or PC titles. You will have worked on multiple projects from pre-production prototypes all the way through to go-to-market localization.

At Plarium you will help craft the voice, UI text, and content of our social and mobile gaming titles. Your work will support our extensive portfolio of existing game titles along with new development projects.

As part of the Creative Department, you will be working closely with the Localization, Marketing, and Product Development teams to create and proof accurate and engaging text and UI content. You will be expected to work independently on proofing and editing content for accurate translation, and support daily operations at our studio in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

What You’ll Be Doing

Work closely with the Creative Department, Localization Department, and Product/Development Teams to:

  • Maintain quality standards of all English-language content through professional proofing and editing.
  • Develop and play-test UI text and strings for mobile, browser, and social platforms.
  • Support daily localization document workflow.
  • Develop engaging, original game-related content for our players, including but not limited to: gameplay tips, infographic texts, strategy guides, how-to guides, promotional copy, and storyboard texts.
  • Conduct ad-hoc writing, proofing and editing as needed (including press releases, web copy, newsletters, collateral materials, game proposals and other written corporate materials and communications).
  • Other duties may include, but are not limited to, creating character backstories, creative references, wiki articles, codifying style, tone, etc.

Requirements

Hard Skills

  • Experience working on all stages of localization QA (from concept to game evolution) on at least one shipped game.
  • Experience in games writing or localization QA on at least one shipped game.
  • Native English Speaker.

Soft Skills

  • Experience working in cross-cultural and cross-studio environments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a multicultural, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong logical and lateral thinking skills, and a problem-solving mindset.
  • Strong time-management skills, and ability to take the initiative.
  • Strong background in gaming, fantasy, sci-fi, comic book, and other creative cultural material.
  • Familiarity with writing for mobile games, the mobile games market, and multiple game genres.

Additional (Not Required)

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional experience in Journalism, Communication, English Literature, Creative Writing, Technical Writing, or related field.
  • Experience leading writing teams and maintaining editorial standards at the departmental level.
  • Experience writing social media content.
  • Experience with CRM and marketing copywriting.
  • Experience with script-writing.
  • Experience using localization software.
  • Experience working in Unity 3D.
  • Basic spoken Russian.

This position will require on-site relocation to our studio in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

What We Offer

  • Competitive Western salary and benefits
  • 20+ paid vacation days per year plus national Ukrainian holidays
  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
  • Personal annual development training budget
  • On-site amenities include a modern gym, personal training, yoga and art classes, cinema, music, games rooms, and an in-house chef
  • Opportunities to attend industry conferences, training, and social events

Additional Benefits

  • A chance to participate in the creation of some of the world’s most popular games
  • A vibrant, diverse team of over 500 colleagues
  • Room for career development and progression
  • The chance to work on a wide variety of games and in close cooperation with our sister studios in the USA, Russia, Israel, and Ukraine

What's next?

Send us your resume
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Found the perfect job for you? Excellent. Send us your Resume, making sure to include examples of your published work and links to your portfolio on ArtStation, if applicable.
Test task
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Our recruiters will ask you to perform a test task. This will allow you to demonstrate your professional skills and give us the chance to evaluate your work.
Waiting for feedback
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After you have completed your test task and sent it back to us, we will need up to 5 working days to analyze it. If your test task meets our requirements, you will be invited for an interview with the technical team lead.
Technical interview
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This will give you the opportunity to tell us about your experience and allow us to explain the technical aspects of the job. If you live a long way from the studio, we can arrange a Skype interview instead.
Meeting with HR
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After the technical interview, you will meet with our HR specialists. They will give you more information on your development prospects in the company and provide details about the employee benefits program.
Ready to start
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When the above stages are complete, we will invite you to our studio to make a formal job offer. If you live in another city or country, you can use our relocation program to help you hit the ground running.
First day at work
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You're ready to begin life at Plarium. Welcome, friend.
Keeping in touch
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We keep all resumes and job applications on file. Don't give up if you're unsuccessful first time round - we'll contact you as soon as a suitable position appears.