This job listing expired on Oct 20, 2023

The Diablo IV team is looking for a Senior Quest Designer with a combined gameplay and storytelling background to help us create storylines, quests, characters, and dialogue within the world of Sanctuary. The ideal candidate will be able to collaborate within design, worldbuilding, art, audio, cinematics, localization and engineering groups to efficiently and creatively implement quest focused content. This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The potential home studio for this role is Albany, NY or Irvine, CA.


  • Knowledge of Blizzards worlds and gameplay, specifically within the dark gothic stories and fantasy of Diablo

  • Strong understanding of quest gameplay concepts, pacing, character voice, and style of writing that works best for dark fantasy and gothic horror role-playing games

  • Ability to envision and build quests, stories, characters, and events

  • Extensive quest or content design experience. Ideally someone who has creatively owned and implemented a variety of quest content from concept to delivery

  • Able to communicate expertly, inspire creativity, and describe concepts to a wide variety of individuals and perspectives

  • Able to create and maintain a positive attitude in a driven, highly collaborative and iterative team environment

  • A minimum 5 years of experience in game design, including 2 years in a prior senior position on a narrative or story driven game


  • Work with team leadership to set direction and tone for a variety of quests and storylines

  • Provide mentoring and clear, detailed feedback to other quest and content designers on gameplay and story delivery

  • Evaluate and critique environment designs, level design, creature spawning, creature abilities, NPC spawning and actions, and content flow

  • Work with the Narrative team to create high-quality storylines with interesting plot, premise, characters, and dialogue

  • Meticulously craft quest content from inspiration, through concept, presentation, implementation, and iteration

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.


  • Knowledge of successful intellectual properties in dark fantasy and gothic horror genres and speak to what made these successful

  • Experience with scripting languages such as LUA or Python

  • Working knowledge of technical writing and editing

  • Knowledge and creation of RPG maps and points of interest within a shared world

  • Experience creating and running pen and paper RPG campaigns, and / or live-action RPGs

Required Application Materials

  • Resume

  • Cover letter, including:

  • Inspirations you can use to craft content within Diablo

  • What games you are currently playing

  • Your experience with PC and Console role-playing games

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to [email protected]. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from talented people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.


We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;

  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;

  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;

  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;

  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $80,800.00 - $149,400.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.