Nintendo of America Inc.
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
** This is a CONTRACT position
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Writes and reviews game text, voice scripts, manuals, package copy, and marketing materials for Nintendo products and services through launch and beyond
Provides cultural and creative input regarding localizing Nintendo products
Contributes to the naming process for game titles and terminology
Participates in table reads and other feedback-driven review loops
Tests and evaluates games and products and makes recommendations regarding design and content
Assists with the planning and direction of voice-recording sessions
Provides input in project scheduling
Assists other Nintendo of America, Inc. (NOA) departments with game-related support including demonstrating games internally and capturing video and screenshots
Reviews products for Legal and ESRB compliance
Participates in content discussions and game evaluations
Generates game-related content for websites, social media, and other consumer-facing portals
May act as spokesperson for Nintendo by demonstrating games to media, participating in interviews, presenting on live streams, and supporting other promotional efforts
Occassional domestic and international travel may be required (up to 10%)
SUMMARY OR REQUIREMENTS:
One to three years of experience in creative writing
Strong creative writing skills
Experience in workshop or other feedback-driven writing environments preferred
Good game play skills and the ability to identify design and content issues
Familiarity with home and mobile video-game markets
Comprehensive historical and current knowledge of the video game industry for both the home and arcade markets helpful
Copywriting/copyediting experience preferred
Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Proficient with Microsoft Office suite and ability to quickly become proficient with complex proprietary software
Undergraduate degree in English or Creative Writing or equivalent experience, Creative Writing, a related field, or equivalent
Valid passport may be required
** This is a CONTRACT position
This position is hybrid in Redmond, WA. Hybrid positions require regular onsite work following the schedule and guidelines for their division. This position is not open to fully remote status at this time.
This contract position has a base pay range of $25.60 - $42.00 per hour and is eligible for benefits through the employing agency. Agency benefits may include medical, dental and vision, 401(k), basic/supplemental life and AD&D insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, health and dependent care spending accounts, transportation benefits, employee assistance program, paid sick leave, and up to 6 paid holidays per year. All benefits are subject to elections, eligibility requirements, plan and program terms. Benefits offerings will be confirmed at the time of offer by the employing agency, and may differ depending on the employing agency partner.