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Blizzard Seeks Writer for Overwatch Team

An interesting email hit my inbox this morning. It is based on a subscription for writing news in the gaming industry. While wading through all the writing jobs being advertised, one caught my eye immediately: a position as a writer for Blizzard Entertainment.

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented and experienced game writer to join the Overwatch team. Your duties will include dialogue writing, research, editing, story development, and intellectual property management. You have shown success as a game writer, excellent people skills, and a real passion for Overwatch.

The position seems to be placed in Irvine, California, so while I am hesitant to apply for a job half-way across the world from me, I am sure there may be many of you who would kill for the opportunity to write for Blizzard.

Here are the requirements and responsibilities as listed on the site:

Responsibilities

  • Quickly write and iterate on compelling dialogue for characters, missions, and scenes
  • Grow and add new value to the Overwatch universe, while maintaining the vision
  • Contribute to the story development of Overwatch
  • Write descriptions of the world, factions, characters, and history
  • Do research gathering and documentation for the Overwatch world
  • Perform editing tasks as needed
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned by team management

Requirements

  • A minimum of 1 year of industry experience as a writer/story developer
  • Understanding and knowledge of the universe of Overwatch
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Able to create dynamic dialogue for Overwatch heroes
  • Able to act independently on writing tasks
  • Excellent organizational skills and able to work well under deadlines
  • Work and thrive in a team environment
  • Knowledge of current successful intellectual properties in today’s popular culture
  • Plays and has knowledge of modern video games
  • Technically proficient to learn toolsets to implement work into the game

Pluses

  • Experience in game design
  • Understand various game toolsets
  • Successfully published writing work (novels, short fiction, film, television, comics)
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Good luck to those of you who do apply, and let us know if you do get it!

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