Games Writer
CreativeKharkiv

This is a remote position.

Plarium Ukraine is a team of over 500 specialists developing mobile and PC games. As Plarium’s largest production studio, we support more than 20 live game titles including:
 

  • Raid: Shadow Legends
  • Vikings: War of Clans
  • Lost Island: Blast Adventure

We take pride in delivering best-in-class quality, while giving our employees the support and resources they need to grow as games industry professionals.

 Who We’re Looking For

Plarium is looking for an outstanding Games Writer (Remote) to help us craft the voice, UI text, and content of our legacy and in-development free-to-play titles. 
As a strong candidate for this position, you have worked in a game studio and helped ship at least one successful title. You have an encyclopedic knowledge of free-to-play games. From casual to mid-core, you have a mental pool of great examples to draw from, and are familiar with a broad set of common game mechanics and features.
You have excellent lateral-thinking skills, can dig into stat calculations, and thrive in the space where game mechanics and writing intersect. You have spent time honing your professional writing skills, and can take a task from concept documentation to live update, while problem-solving, self-proofing, and editing your work independently.
If the above describes your skillset - we want to talk to you.  

What You’ll Be Doing

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

  • Maintain quality standards of all English-language content through professional writing, proofing, and editing.
  • Develop and play-test UI text and strings for mobile, PC, and social platforms.
  • Support daily localization document workflow.
  • Develop engaging, original game-related content for our players, including but not limited to: gameplay tips, push notifications, strategy 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 communication).
  • Other duties may include, but are not limited to, creating character backstories, brainstorming creative references, drafting wiki articles, codifying style, tone, etc.

Requirements

Hard Skills

  • Strong creative writing skills, excellent grammar and spelling mandatory.
  • Experience in game writing or English localization QA on at least one shipped game.
  • Passion for video gaming and the video game industry necessary.
  • Native English-speaker.

Soft Skills

  • Experience working in cross-cultural and cross-studio environments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask in a multicultural, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong logical and lateral thinking skills, and a problem-solving mindset.
  • Strong time-management skills and the ability to take initiative.
  • Background in gaming, fantasy, sci-fi, comic books, and other game-relevant creative 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.
  • Copywriting/copy editing experience highly desirable.
  • Experience writing for social and new media.
  • Experience with video script-writing.
  • Experience using localization software.
  • Experience working in Unity 3D.

This is a remote work position that requires work availability from 8:00 - 16:30 GMT (UK time). 

What We Offer

  • Competitive Western salary and benefits.
  • 24+ paid vacation days per year, plus Ukrainian bank holidays and up to 5 days unpaid personal time off.
  • Personal annual training budget.
  • Opportunities to attend industry conferences, training, and social events.
  • Should this position later become eligible for on-site relocation, interested candidates would be eligible for health benefits and relocation assistance including temporary housing allowance, international shipping, legal, and financial support.

Additional Benefits

  • A chance to participate in the creation of some of the world’s most popular games across casual, midcore, and hardcore genres.
  • A vibrant, diverse international team of gaming professionals.
  • 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 CV
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Found a job that sounds right for you? Fantastic. Send us your resume and a link to your portfolio, 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.