Senior Content Designer (ESO)


ZeniMax Online Studios is looking for a Senior Content Designer to work with the content, world building, animation, audio, and gameplay teams to provide fun and well-conceived stories/locations for players to experience. This position will work on creating content in specific environments to create a fun and exciting game experience for the Elder Scrolls Online RPG. The qualified candidate is ready to step into mentorship or leadership roles as necessary, and take on additional responsibilities that extend throughout and beyond the Content department.


  • Learn to work in our proprietary toolset and become proficient quickly
  • Attend and absorb content training activities as available
  • Help determine/run content training activities for the department
  • Work with other team members to support the design of content throughout a release, often mentoring less senior team members
  • Pitch, share, and comment on content design ideas and designs-in-progress
  • Take responsibility for high-profile content or content support for wide-ranging elements of the game (including supporting new systems, Main Story quests, and other new content)
  • Design and script innovative quests/gameplay for ESO, with a focus on storytelling and pacing
  • Pitch and collaborate on innovations to ESO’s content and storytelling with other team members, with an eye toward continual improvement in the game and content
  • Collaborate with other teams and departments (Encounter, Fiction, Animation, FX, etc.) to develop content and new assets for the game
  • Execute other game designs and design revisions when necessary
  • Implement revisions based on feedback and bugs


  • Minimum five years professional experience in content design, preferably in the MMO or multiplayer space
  • Experience designing, building, and populating game levels
  • Strong sense of the 3D game space and game flow
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to multi-task, and a keen attention to detail
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams and an understanding of content creation pipelines and tools
  • Demonstrates high standards of excellence in work
  • Experience playing MMOs

Preferred Skills

  • Leadership or Mentorship experience a plus
  • Scripting or programming interactivity
  • Non-content game design experience (level design, encounter design, fiction writing, etc.)
  • Work on non-MMO or multiplayer games
  • Work on non-computer games (tabletop RPGs, card games, board games, etc.)

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Our diversity fuels our innovation and inspires us to create game worlds that bring us closer to the global community of players we serve.

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Site Visit

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