Ubisoft seeking Assassin's Creed historian
Publisher looking to hire a writer with a thorough knowledge of stealth action series and spin-offs to work on a franchise encyclopedia; no previous experience necessary.
Though the Assassin's Creed series hasn't even hit its third proper iteration, Ubisoft's historical stealth action franchise has cultivated a sprawling universe all its own. Between the console and handheld spin-offs, downloadable content, comics, novels, short films, and even a Facebook game, Ubisoft is having trouble keeping track of the Assassin's Creed mythos.
In a posting on the official UbiWorkshop site, the publisher today listed a job opening for someone to help produce an Assassin's Creed encyclopedia. The only requirements a candidate must meet are an accurate (encyclopedic, even) knowledge of the franchise, strong organizational skills to manage that knowledge, and excellent English writing skills to communicate it all. Being located near Ubisoft's Montreal studio is also helpful, though working remotely is an option.
Those wishing to apply for the job will need to submit sample encyclopedia entries for various characters and key concepts of the series showcasing their talents. Those with knowledge of the actual historical events portrayed in the games can also garner consideration with detailed examinations of how the game treatment differed from real life.
For more on Assassin's Creed, or to research it for a possible submission, check out GameSpot's review of the latest console installment, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.