Are you a creative and dedicated games industry professional with experience in quest creation and writing? Are you a humble and learning-focused individual who is interested in helping Paradox Interactive take our brands to the next level? Then you may be the one we’re looking for!
As a Content Designer on the Hearts of Iron team at our development studio in Stockholm, you will be focused on designing, scripting, and writing engaging game content. Your work will have a direct and influential impact on the quality and feel of the game.
We are seeking storytellers that are passionate about their craft and about creating exciting experiences for our players. It’s important that you find motivation in having the freedom and responsibility to take ownership of a task and deliver, but also know when to rely on others for support, as well as being able to provide that support to your team members. You care about quality and you’re energized by the idea of our many fans around the world praising your work after release. You thrive in a laid-back, open, and creative environment where people around you love their jobs and the games we make, and where your participation is encouraged in discussions ranging from technical design to art direction and game design.
As a Content Designer you will design and implement gameplay systems and experiences. You will be designing narratives and writing events in American English that thematically fit within the game. You will be researching related topics and creating believable non-historical storylines that use historical events as an inspiration.
In your day-to-day work you will Scripting gameplay systems using our in-house language and take ownership of tasks and working with other Content Designers as well as with other disciplines.
Professional experience in narrative design, game design or experience performing similar tasks in the modding community.
Fluent in English with an excellent command of written American English.
Experience in code-based scripting.
An interest in Strategy games and History in general, especially in the Second World War.
Experience with or interest in code-based scripting.
Experience with or interest in creating believable, immersive worlds.
Familiarity with and/or interest in Paradox Development Studio’s games and brands
You will be working in a team that values collaboration and cooperation. It’s important that you aren’t afraid to raise issues, and that you continuously look for improvement and try to inspire your colleagues. Since we are a fast-paced company, curiosity and an ability to get into things quickly are two important aspects.
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, or even for tabletop roleplaying games.
Some of our benefits include:
If you think that this description matches you, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.
At Paradox Interactive we celebrate difference and care deeply about diversity and inclusion. We therefore encourage you, no matter who you are, to apply for this job if you think you’d be a great addition to our team.
Heads up: Because of vacation time in Sweden the response time will be a lot slower
Small teams and accessible managers means that your contributions are important to us
You are close to the final product, our community and our fans - we encourage you to interact with our community and players directly through social media, our forum, and via streams
Work/Life balance is important to us so our plans do not rely on crunch (this does not mean we never work overtime but overtime is relatively uncommon)
Company-wide Social Hour every Friday with snacks & beverages
Yearly company parties
Ping-Pong table/Pool Table, Warhammer table, and lots and lots of board games
Spoiler-free break room environment for at least a week after major movie/show launch
Leadership courses available for all employees
We continuously send employees to conferences and development opportunities such as GDC and GamesCom
Lunch n´ Learn sessions held by employees: topics range from everything between “Doing business in China” to “Surviving the zombie apocalypse”
Competitive monthly salary and salary revision once per year
Participation in our company wide profit share program
5+1 weeks of paid vacation per year
For international hires, we will provide relocation assistance (Visa application, Initial Home Finding, Settling in Service, and your flight)
In November 2016, we gathered the entire company for a four day conference in Malta. The focus of the conference was to discuss company direction, discuss our internal goals, and also put into words the company culture we are so keen to keep as we continue to grow. Together, we decided that the following cultural pillars are what makes up the foundation of Paradox:
- GET SHIT DONE
About Paradox Interactive
Paradox Interactive is a leading global publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. We have offices in Stockholm and Umeå, Sweden. We work with renowned distributors world wide and are present on all major digital download portals. We share a passion for gaming and gamers and our goal is to provide deep and challenging games with hours of gameplay to our growing 2 000 000 + member community.
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