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Volition is searching for a Senior Writer to join its cross-discipline triple-A development team in Champaign, Illinois.

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Senior WriterDeep Silver Volition

Location: Champaign, Illinois

Volition is searching for a Senior Writer to join their cross-discipline AAA development team.


  • Work with cross-disciplinary teams to develop narrative and determine writing needs.
  • Research source materials for project teams.
  • Create and maintain up-to-date documentation for narrative, characters, locations, and other story elements.
  • Write and revise player and NPC dialogue, cinematic scripts, and in-game text.
  • Satisfy goals and expectations for quality, humor, and tone.
  • Contribute to and help facilitate editorial, critique, and other feedback processes.
  • Acquire proficiency in proprietary toolsets, implement in-game content, and fix writing-related bugs.
  • Prepare recording scripts and help facilitate voice recording processes.
  • Assist with website content and marketing copy as required.
  • Share knowledge and experience for the benefit of the writing group and development team.
  • May be tasked with other duties and responsibilities in support of the project and/or studio.


  • At least 2 complete product cycles as a professional game writer or comparable experience. Proven track record with AAA console products preferred.
  • An in-depth understanding of how writing and gameplay work together to create fun, meaningful experiences for the player.
  • Talent for creating vivid characters, compelling narratives, and believable dialogue.
  • Ability and willingness to take direction and integrate feedback as needed.
  • Strong proofreading and editorial skills. Attention to detail.
  • Positive, professional attitude. Disciplined and self-motivated with a strong work ethic.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills. Ability to multitask and be flexible about changing role requirements.
  • Passion for games and ability to articulate that passion clearly and analytically. A broad knowledge base of console and PC games.
  • Proficiency with game development tools.
  • College degree or equivalent.

Sample Work Required:

  • Applicants should submit a short writing sample that demonstrates ability to craft dialogue, structure narrative, and develop character.
  • Any supplemental materials demonstrating skills relevant to this position are also encouraged.

Interested? Apply now.

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