Lead Content Designer

Job Locations US-MD-Hunt Valley
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


ZeniMax Online Studios is seeking a Lead Content Designer to join our studio for the development of our next AAA game. This is a chance to join an experienced group of developers in pre-production for a new IP.

This role oversees development of all content within the game and will collaborate with the Creative Director, Lead Game Designer and Lead Writer to ensure that it rises to industry-leading quality. This role is charged with delivering consistent vision and oversight across our content teams, ensuring they receive clear direction while maintaining the integrity of the IP.


• Own the vision for content on the project, while maintaining guidelines and boundaries
• Act as the coordinator between content, art, and tech, ensuring desires remain within scope while pushing the boundaries of quantity and quality
• Ensure that content teams are properly staffed and able to deliver on commitments
• Maintain clear communication with key IP stakeholders and ensure that content teams react to evolutions in direction
• Collaborate with all development disciplines to bring content prototypes from early vision to industry-defining final implementations by minimizing blockages
• Establish standards for documentation and implementation practices, including timeliness
• Directly manage Lead Level Designers, the Lead Writer, and others
• Mentor content designers and help them grow in their careers


• Notably organized, able to call up the status and quality of all your initiatives at will
• Excellent leadership skills, and ability to work collaboratively in a cross-discipline development environment
• Expert proficiency integrating imagery and text to deliver thorough, easy to understand, design documents
• Comfortable with a development schedule that is playtest-driven, focused on iteration and polish, and that requires managing multiple game updates in parallel
• Strong understanding of the discrete elements that quality content is built upon, and the ability to problem solve both holistically and on a per-component basis
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Working knowledge of various development tools and game engines
• An online portfolio which clearly demonstrates relevant work experience

Preferred Skills

• Experience developing Open World games
• Experience in level design
• Strong public speaking skills

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