Riot Games - Santa Monica, CA

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With League of Legends, one of the most played and critically acclaimed PC games today, Riot Games is a leading innovator in its mission to be the most player-focused game company in the world. At Riot you will work among the most gifted and passionate people in the industry as we hire only the most talented and collaborative people in their discipline. We believe the core reason for Riot's success is people and we are committed to helping employees grow their abilities and careers, as we all continually focus on improvement. We are serious professionals who don't take ourselves too seriously. Named a Top 30 Developer by Game Developer Magazine, Riot Games is aggressively expanding, growing the company five-fold over the past two years, and still continuing the search for top talent.

As writer, you will produce technically excellent writing that still manages to sound fresh, be fun and have personality. Your ability to employ a range of voices and tones is important, because your sweet wordcraft will be used in diverse situations – from external websites and social media to internal presentations. Your work will be read by a global array of audiences including current and future Riot team members, fans, business partners, and press.

You are :
Experienced – candidates should bring at least three years of experience cranking out high-quality, long- and short-form writing in a corporate communications environment, advertising agency, corporate creative services department or national print or online publication, though where you wrote matters less than what you wrote

Productive and motivated – you believe writer’s block is for amateurs; you produce tight work on ludicrous deadlines

An idea machine – your brainstorms make other brainstorms look like headsprinkles or braincloudies with a chance of scattered showers; you find fresh similes and metaphors that make communication more effective

Culturally astute – you’re a native gamer but a cultural polyglot; you not only grok the meme of the day, but also the proto-meme, meta-meme, and the uber-meme

Empathetic – you evaluate how different audiences might perceive your writing and steer clear of gaffes that could create difficult situations

Practical – though it offends your artistic sensibilities, you’re OK with having to polish an occasional turd; you have the wisdom to recognize when perfection is the enemy of good

Technically proficient – you are skilled with the tools of web and professional content production including hands-on experience with content management systems such as WordPress and Drupal

You will :
Write and edit long- and short-form copy for use on a variety of internal- and external-facing channels (including blogs, websites, social media, forums, presentations, training materials, internal memos and even job descriptions like this one)

Develop and evangelize a copy style guide that ensures copy that is consistent with the company's values

Provide advisory services to team members who need help, constructively reviewing and/or editing others' written work for grammar, tone, voice and creative quality

Develop and maintain a high-quality database of boilerplate copy that enables faster service and turnaround for time-sensitive projects

In your application, please include :
Your three best writing samples, ideally stuff that will appeal to gamers and game developers like us

A rewrite of and improvement upon the first graf of this job description

Your resume and one-page statement of interest in the position

A 140- character version of the above statement of interest

To apply, please email your application with Writer | Name in the subject line to: marketing_recruiting@riotgames.com .

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