CONTRACT - Localization Writer/Editor more...
Location:Redmond, WA
First posted:November 11, 2017

Nintendo of America Inc.

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch(TM) system and the Nintendo 3DS(TM) family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System(TM), Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 700 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy(TM), Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS(TM) family of systems, Super NES(TM), Nintendo 64(TM), Nintendo GameCube(TM), Wii(TM) and Wii U(TM) systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company's website at (please use the apply button below).

** This is a CONTRACT position   Please include a writing sample or link to online work with your application.   DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES


  • Writes and edits game text, scripts, manuals, marketing summaries and other copy

  • Provides input regarding localizing Nintendo products

  • Writes, proofs and edits game text, game scripts, instruction manuals, package copy and game summaries to support products and services through launch and beyond

  • Tests and evaluates games and products and makes recommendations regarding design and content

  • Assists other Nintendo of America Inc.(NOA) departments with game-related support including demonstrating games internally and capturing video and screen shots

  • Provides input in schedule creation

  • Assists with the planning and direction of voice recording sessions

  • Up to 10% domestic and international travel



  • One to three years of experience in creative writing

  • Strong creative writing skills

  • Good game play skills and the ability to identify design and content issues

  • Comprehensive historical and current knowledge of the video game industry for both the home and arcade markets helpful

  • Experience in the technical and/or artistic aspects of the industry helpful

  • Copywriting/copyediting experience highly desirable

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills


    • Undergraduate degree in English, Creative Writing, a related field, or equivalent
    • Valid passport may be required

    ** This is a CONTRACT position

    We are an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans....valuing diversity...celebrating strengths.

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