Localization Editor II - English

Jan 25, 2024
Bellevue, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Get to know The Pokémon Company International

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.

Learn more online at corporate.pokemon.com and pokemon.com. And check out Twitter (twitter.com/pokemon), LinkedIn (linkedin.com/company/Pokémon), YouTube (youtube.com/pokemon), and Instagram (instagram.com/pokemon).

 

Get to know the role

  • Job Title: Localization Editor II (English)
  • Job Summary: Ensures consistency in editorial style and alters text to maintain readability and appropriate written tone.
  • FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt
  • People Manager: No

 

What you’ll do

  • Edit, proof, and review materials related to apps and video games, including game text, strategy guides, marketing materials, press releases, and more
  • Playtest and participate in the QA process for apps and video games, implementing changes as needed by applying a thorough knowledge of the English language, brand, and guidelines
  • Edit copy for grammar, punctuation, spelling, readability, flow, naturalness, vocabulary, and target audience, ensuring accuracy and consistency in style and terminology
  • Take a lead role for projects as required, including the shared responsibility of conforming to the developers’ vision while maintaining a comprehensive picture of the project’s timeline and needs
  • Provide input and cultural perspectives in creative development meetings with other localization professionals
  • Contribute to process analyses and workflow improvements, responding quickly to feedback with effective solutions
  • Maintain personal and project records and provide regular progress reports

 

What you’ll bring

  • Two (2) to four (4) years editorial experience in the video game industry, including playtesting and QA
  • All applicants must provide a cover letter (approximately 250 words in English) along with their résumé. This will be a qualification to the role.
  • Exceptional communication skills, a focused eye for detail, and an understanding of how to balance short-term tasks with long-term goals
  • Previous experience in working with a team of editors and localization professionals a plus
  • Experience using MS Word, Excel, and specialized technical programs, along with the ability to learn new tools rapidly
  • In-depth knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, especially the 17th edition
  • Wide-ranging knowledge of current and past video games; knowledge of Pokémon a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience

 

 How you’ll be successful:

  • The successful candidate will contribute to all editorial facets of video games and related materials, demonstrating superior knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary. Your core values will include a team-oriented outlook along with a passion for video games. You will investigate language questions and gameplay questions with equal facility, gaining a comprehensive grasp of the projects in which you take part and supporting the localization team with your knowledge and skills.
  • Passion for Pokémon: Develops an understanding of the Pokémon brand, the impact it has on our people, culture, business, fans, and communities, and apply that knowledge and passion to everything you do.
  • Challenging the Expected: Approaches challenges with curiosity and creativity, embracing the possibility of failure as an opportunity to learn something new, develops innovative ideas, solves complex problems, and identifies unique opportunities.  
  • Integrity and Respect: Demonstrates integrity and respect by leading with empathy, listening to others, seeking out different perspectives, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and results.
  • Dedicated to Quality: Takes ownership to maintain and promote high standards, looks for new ways to learn and improve, and embraces a growth mindset to seek and apply feedback from others in an effort to continuously improve. 
  • Building Relationships: Develops and strengthens relationships, adopting a “team first” mentality and working collaboratively to solve problems and meet shared goals.
  • Delighting Customers: Listens to and understands the interests and needs of our customers and stakeholders, making them feel heard and important, and embrace these learnings to continue delivering a unique Pokémon experience.

 

What to expect

  • An employee-first culture
  • Company events that celebrate the spirit of Pokémon
  • Competitive cash-based compensation programs
  • Base salary range: For this role, new hires generally start between $74,000.00–
  • $87,400.00. The full range is $74,000.00–$111,000.00. This range is applicable for the labor market where the role is intended to be hired. Final base salary is directly related to each candidates' qualifications and professional experience uniquely.
  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you
  • Generous paid family leave
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid long and short-term income protection insurance
  • US Employees: 401k employer matching
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Commuter benefit
  • LinkedIn learning
  • Comprehensive relocation package
  • Hybrid work environment (three days/week required on-site in our Bellevue office and two days/week option to work from home)

 The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. For roles in the United Kingdom, candidates will need the right to work. In some cases, and for some roles, the Company may be able to arrange a visa. For roles in Ireland, this role requires candidates to have the right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland. However, we welcome applications from all nationalities and may consider supporting an employment permit application, in appropriate and suitable cases.

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