Content Designer - Unannounced game

Mar 25, 2022
Stockholm, Sweden
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Are you a creative and dedicated games enthusiast with experience in world building, quest creation, or writing? Are you a humble and learning-focused individual who is interested in helping Paradox Interactive take our brands to the next level? Then you may be the one we’re looking for!

About the role

We are in early development of a brand-new non-historical game led by veterans from several of our previous titles such as Hearts of Iron 4 and Crusader Kings 3, going all the way back to Europa Universalis 3. As a Content Designer on this new team at our development studio in Stockholm, you will be focused on designing, scripting, and writing engaging game content. Your work will have a direct and influential impact on the quality and feel of the game.

We are seeking storytellers that are passionate about their craft and about creating exciting experiences for our players. It’s important that you find motivation in having the freedom and responsibility to take ownership of a task and deliver, but also know when to rely on others for support, as well as being able to provide that support to your team members. You care about quality and you’re energized by the idea of our many fans around the world praising your work after release. You thrive in a laid-back, open, and creative environment where people around you love their jobs and the games we make, and where your participation is encouraged in discussions ranging from technical design to art direction and game design.


As a Content Designer you will design and implement gameplay systems and experiences. You will be designing narratives and writing events in American English that thematically fit within the game. You will be researching related topics and creating believable non-historical storylines that use historical events as an inspiration.

In your day-to-day work you will Scripting gameplay systems using our in-house language and take ownership of tasks and working with other Content Designers as well as with other disciplines.

Required Qualifications

  • Fluent in English with an excellent command of written American English.

  • A general interest in Strategy games.

  • A pronounced and varied interest in fiction (in particular alt-history, science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, post-apocalyptic, and others).

Desirable Qualifications

  • Professional experience in narrative design, game design or experience performing similar tasks in the modding community.

  • Experience with or interest in code-based scripting.

  • Experience with or interest in creating believable, immersive worlds.

  • Familiarity with and/or interest in Paradox Development Studio's games and brands.

You will be working in a team that values collaboration and cooperation. It’s important that you aren’t afraid to raise issues, and that you continuously look for improvement and try to inspire your colleagues. Since we are a fast-paced company, curiosity and an ability to get into things quickly are two important aspects.

Practical information

We would like your application to include any relevant work samples and/or a link to your portfolio if you have one. We are especially interested in writing samples and any other content that you have produced for games or other media, or even for tabletop roleplaying games.

Some of our benefits include:


If you think that this description matches you, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.

Paradox Development Studio

At Paradox Development Studio we enjoy working close to our products and our fans. Our developers regularly interact with players on our forums, and at events, such as PDXCon. We think it’s important to get to know our colleagues, and so we end each Friday with a “social hour” where we embrace our geeky culture by chatting over a few drinks, or by breaking out into meeting rooms with board- and roleplaying games, and old video game consoles. Paradox consists of employees from all around the globe and with all manner of backgrounds, and we’re happy to offer relocation support for people applying from outside of Sweden.


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