Content Designer

PDS - Game Design – Stockholm

Are you a creative and dedicated games industry professional with experience in content creation and writing? Or maybe a talented graduate with a passion for writing and making great games? Are you interested in Paradox Interactive and our brands and with a desire to help us bring them to the next level? Then you may be the one we’re looking for!

As a Content Designer at our development studio in Stockholm, you will be a project team member where you will be involved in designing, scripting, and writing engaging game content under the general guidance of the Game Director and Project Lead. You will have a direct and influential impact on the quality and feel of the game. Organizationally, you will report to the Content Design Manager and become a member of the Content Design department at Paradox Development Studio.

We appreciate applicants that are passionate about telling stories and creating fun experiences for the player. We are seeking new hires that enjoy working in a team where everyone supports each other but you are also given the freedom and responsibility to take charge of a task and deliver. We care about quality and are motivated by the idea of our many fans around the world praising your work after release. You will thrive in a modern, creative environment where people around you love their jobs and the games we make.

Responsibilities

  • Designing and implementing game content in cooperation with game design specifications with room for creative contributions
  • Scripting triggers, events, and game logic using our in-house scripting language
  • Writing text for in-game content in English that thematically fits within the game
  • Engaging in research on related topics to find inspiration for crafting entertaining content that creates memorable gaming experiences
  • Taking ownership of tasks and working independently to ensure quality and timely delivery in coordination with the other Content Designers
  • Defining asset needs required for the game content as it is designed and communicating those effectively to the Project Lead, Artists, and Audio Department
  • Designing details for game features as needed for implementation
  • Resolving scripting and in-game text bugs and issues in the game files as they arise

Required Qualifications

  • Proficient creative and design skills
  • Fluent in speaking and writing American English
  • Experience in code-based scripting and/or programming
  • Open and clear communication skills
  • Narrative design skills
  • Able to cooperate in sharing and receiving feedback
  • A positive influence on other team members with the passion to support each other
  • Ability to work independently with assigned tasks and take responsibility for delivering quality content on time
  • Content/Quest/Mission design and/or writing experience (film, RPGs, literary, student projects, etc)
  • Familiarity with and/or interest in Paradox Development Studio's games and brands

Additional Qualifications

  • Games industry experience in a content design/quest design/writing role or similar will be considered an advantage
  • Programming experience is a plus
  • Experience creating mods for Paradox Development Studio games is a plus

We are open to applicants with all levels of game industry experience (Junior to Senior).

Practical information

We would like your application to include any relevant work samples and/or a link to your portfolio if you have one. We are especially interested in writing samples and any other content that you have produced for games or other media.

Scope: Full time and permanent
Reports to: Content Design Manager
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

If you think that this description matches your background, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously for this position. In your application, please show us why your previous experiences and skills would work for this role and why you are interested in working at Paradox. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.

Since we strive for a more even gender distribution we highly encourage women to apply for this role.

Paradox is a multi-cultural studio and we use English as our official language. Submit your Cover Letter, CV, and all included documents in English. Thank you.

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Working at Paradox

We offer a cooperative and playful environment that is equal parts experimental and professional. It’s a great opportunity to learn, develop, and excel within the gaming industry. We are a diverse team that welcome everyone with a can-do attitude and a sense of fun. The company language is English but we have more than 25 languages (including Quenya) represented across our two offices in Stockholm and Umeå, Sweden.

At Paradox Interactive we come from many different backgrounds and all have very different experiences. Some of us came here with fresh degrees in programming or engineering, some with many years in the games industry and some with just great skills, attitude and a passion for making games. Together we make the best games we can possibly make while having great fun!

  • A big family

    Our Paradox family includes more than just employees, we have a big network of loyal fans, 25+ external development studios and long-term sales partners who contribute to our success.

  • We make our own decisions

    We control our operations and make our own decisions, and we are not dependent on outside funding or lengthy approval processes.

  • Have fun

    Our corporate culture includes hard work and dedication but also Friday After Work, a strong board game community and team activities within and outside the company.

  • Responsibility & Freedom

    Even though you’ll be responsible for your specific part of our production chain, your contribution counts and you’ll see direct results of your input in our final products. At Paradox we provide you with freedom and responsibility to meet your goals. We offer flexible work hours, an open office environment and we encourage sharing and learning from each other.

Who we are

We are PASSIONATE and care about our gamers, our products and our colleagues.

We are COMMITTED and work hard to keep our fans happy.

We are CHALLENGERS and thrive on the front lines and on our way into the unknown.

We are RESPONSIBLE, learn and improve from our mistakes. When we see a problem we don’t ask whose fault it is, but see ways we can help fix it.

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