Junior Games Writer (English)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 Writer 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 for mobile and social games. 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.
- Experience working on all stages of game content writing (from concept to game evolution) on at least one shipped game.
- Experience in game writing or English localization QA on at least one shipped game.
- Native English Speaker.
- 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.
- 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.