Freelance Content Designer (External)

  • Freelance
  • Sweden

Website Paradox Interactive

European videogame developer and publisher

Are you a creative and dedicated modder for Paradox Development Studio’s Grand Strategy Games with experience in content (events/systems/focus trees) design, scripting, and writing? Do you want to contribute directly to our games? Do you want to work externally with the Europa Universalis IV or Imperator: Rome team? Then you may be the one we’re looking for!

As a Freelance Content Designer working externally with the development studio in Stockholm, you will be an off-site project team member where you will be involved in designing, scripting, and writing engaging game content under the general guidance of the Game Director and Project Lead. You will have a direct and influential impact on the quality and feel of the game. Organizationally, you will report to the Design Manager and become a member of the Content Design department at Paradox Development Studio.

We appreciate applicants that are passionate about telling stories and creating fun experiences for the player. We are seeking new freelance employees that enjoy working in a team where everyone supports each other but you are also given the freedom and responsibility to take charge of a task and deliver. We care about quality and are motivated by the idea of our many fans around the world praising your work after release. You will thrive in a modern, creative environment where people working with you love their jobs and the games we make.

We are open to applicants with all levels of game industry experience (Junior to Senior).


Designing and implementing gameplay systems and experiences in cooperation with game design specifications with room for creative contributions
Scripting triggers, events, and game logic using our in-house scripting language

Writing text for in-game content in American English that thematically fits within the game

Engaging in research on related topics to find inspiration for crafting entertaining content that creates memorable gaming experiences

Defining asset needs required for the game content as it is designed and communicating those effectively to the Project Lead, Artists, and Audio Department

Designing details for game features as needed for implementation

Resolving scripting and in-game text bugs and issues in the game files as they arise

Required Qualifications

Experience creating mods for Paradox Development Studio’s Grand Strategy games
Proficient creative, narrative, and design skills
Fluent in English and able to write American English
Experience in code-based scripting and/or programming
Ability to work independently with assigned tasks and take responsibility for delivering quality content according to the project’s schedule
Content/Quest/Mission design and/or writing experience (film, RPGs, literary, student projects, etc)
Knowledge and interest in Paradox Development Studio’s Grand Strategy Games and brands
Able to work within the core hours of the teams in Stockholm, Sweden (9:00 to 17:00 CET/CEST)

Additional Qualifications

Games industry experience in a content design/quest design/mission design/writing role or similar will be considered an advantage

Content/Quest/Mission design and/or writing experience (film, RPGs, literary, student projects, etc)

Programming experience is a plus

At Paradox Development Studio, we appreciate employees that are capable of open and clear communication skills within their team and co-workers. As Designers, we strive to cooperate with each other by sharing and receiving constructive feedback while trying to be a positive influence on other team members and support each other.

Practical information

We would like your application to include any relevant work samples and/or a link to your portfolio if you have one or any Paradox game mods you have released publicly. We are especially interested in writing samples and any other content that you have produced for games or other media.

We are a multicultural studio and we use English as our official language. Submit your Cover Letter, CV, and all included documents in English. Thank you.

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