At Rockstar Games, we create world-class entertainment experiences.

A career at Rockstar Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar North are looking for a talented associate writer to produce in game copy that reflects the many distinctive voices of the characters and entities that populate our vast, thriving multimedia worlds. This is a full-time, permanent and in-office position based in Rockstar’s state-of-the-art game development studio in Edinburgh, Scotland.


  • The Rockstar Games Writing team works closely with various departments across studios in developing narratives, characters, dialogue, in-game media, world-building interactions, and world-building discoveries.

  • We work to push the limits of creating compelling and unique experiences that resonate with a global audience.


  • Write a variety of player and character facing, world-building copy that meets the needs of the brief, the voice of the speaker, and the tone of the game.

  • Identify, grasp, and inhabit the voice of the character, business, or entity pertaining to the copy.

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders from Writing, Design, Art, In Game Media, and more to understand the technical requirements and creative intent of the copy.

  • Proactively review and iterate copy with requesters and senior writers, seeing it through to completion.

  • Understand and match the tone of our games and the American idiom.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in English, Creative Writing, or related discipline; or equivalent professional experience.

  • Two years’ experience of creative writing in a professional context.

  • Knowledge of MS Office.

  • Experience playing and an understanding of our games.


  • Ability to write a high volume of copy quickly and efficiently on deadline, while maintaining quality and consistency.

  • A highly disciplined, organised, and collaborative approach to your work.

  • Ability to grasp high-level tonal concepts and materialize them into succinct copy that meets the requirements of the brief.

  • Enthusiastically respond to feedback, making requested changes quickly and thoroughly.


Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.

  • Experience working within creative industries – video games, film, television, music.

  • Experience in journalism.

  • Experience in comedy writing.


Please apply with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.

Rockstar is committed to creating a work environment that promotes equal opportunity, dignity and respect. In line with this commitment, Rockstar will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities during the recruitment process in order for such applicants to be considered for the position for which they are applying, as well as to qualified employees to enable them to perform the essential functions of their roles. If you need more information about Rockstar’s reasonable accommodation policies or process, or need to request an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, race, or any other protected category.