Playground Games is looking for a Technical Writer to join our Forza Horizon team on a contract basis.

About us:

As a first-party Xbox Game Studio, we are passionate about making genre-defining games that are accessible, beautiful, and, most of all, fun. We are proud to be the creators of the multi-award-winning Forza Horizon series and are expanding our diverse team to make the best racing games possible.

About the role:

As Technical Writer, you will work across every discipline to ensure that all facets of development are reinforced by high-quality documentation. This includes end-user guides and technical references for our proprietary engine as well as resources to support our Design and Art teams.

Our ideal candidate is an experienced Technical Writer who is passionate about their craft and has the track record to prove it.

What you’ll do:

  • Take ownership of the documentation for the Forza Horizon project and support the team in producing clear, concise, and consistent content.
  • Be responsible for the overall information architecture of the project’s documentation.
  • Collaborate with other Technical Writers within Playground Games to ensure that documentation across our projects meets agreed stylistic and quality standards.
  • Educate the wider team on documentation best practices and key writing skills.

What you’ll bring:

  • At least 2 years of technical writing experience, ideally in a software role.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, with a particular emphasis on delivering constructive editorial feedback and conducting interviews with SMEs.
  • The ability to balance and prioritise multiple deliverables and deliver high-quality work to tight deadlines.
  • Experience with web-based content management systems like Confluence.
  • A genuine passion for video games.
  • Experience in the video game industry is a plus, but is not required.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a world-class game with an established, talented, and collaborative team at one of the industry’s most exciting first-party game studios.

Playground Games is an equal opportunities studio and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

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