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:
- 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
- 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
- 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!